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AgriLife Extension names four new agents to West Central District

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marty Gibbs, 325-653-4576, mj-gibbs@tamu.edu            SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named four new county agents to posts in its West Central District.            Marty Gibbs, AgriLife Extension administrator for the 23-county district headquartered in San Angelo, said the four and their respective posts are: Laci Kennedy, […]

Hicks hired as new AgriLife Extension 4-H agent in Potter County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tina Hicks, 806-373-3829, TNHicks@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Tina Hicks has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H youth development agent for Potter County. While it’s a new position for Hicks, she has been an office manager and program assistant in the Potter County office for the […]

Producers delaying wheat planting due to grasshoppers

AMARILLO – High Plains wheat producers who are normally ready to put seed in the ground might want to hold off this year, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists in Amarillo. With the extremely heavy pressure from grasshoppers, as well as other insects and diseases due to the wet year, waiting until the […]

Expert: Managing pastures doesn’t only mean growing grass

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tim Steffens, 806-651-2781, tsteffens@wtamu.edu AMARILLO – What a pasture should look like – whether a waving sea of grass or one with diverse vegetation – depends on the cattleman’s final goal and actions taken before rain falls, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist. “With the rains […]

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