I am a media relations specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Communications, serving both Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. I provide media support for various departments and programs, including agricultural economics, animal science, the Office of the State Chemist and bioenergy research.

Record cattle prices create opportunities to increase profit margins

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course to outline strategies, management for producers Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Record cattle prices are creating opportunities for producers to increase revenue and several of these strategies will be discussed at the 60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled […]

Texas A&M Financial Planning Program receives $25,000 TD Ameritrade Institutional grant

Writer: Blair Fannin 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Gene Nelson, 979-862-2527, nelsong@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Financial Planning program in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University has received a $25,000 grant from TD Ameritrade Institutional. The announcement was made Monday at the New York Stock Exchange. Faculty member Nathan Harness and Mariel Braun, […]

Miller elected to Texas Plant Protection Association Board of Directors

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Travis Miller, 979-845-7907, td-miller@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Travis Miller, interim associate director for state operations with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has been elected to the board of directors for the Texas Plant Protection Association. “We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Miller join our group […]

South Texas study results show Brahman, crossbred influence receive higher premiums

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Levi Russell, 361-265-9203, lrussell@tamu.edu CORPUS CHRISTI – Data from a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service South Texas study shows Brahman and British crossbred cattle add significant value to breeding stock in South Texas and performed best in terms of sale price. “The research here shows the value of […]

Corn producers need to watch for southern rust

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Tom Isakeit, 979-862-1340, t-isakeit@tamu.edu  COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathologist recently met with corn growers at a field day near College Station discussing southern rust, a foliar disease that can be problematic for growers and threaten yields. Dr. Tom Isakeit shared practical advice […]

51st Stiles Farm Field Day highlights include weed control, forage management

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259,  b-fannin@tamu.edu THRALL – Farmers throughout Central Texas and the Blacklands region heard the latest tips on weed control, new cotton technology and forage management at the 51st Stiles Farm Field Day held recently at the Stiles Farm Foundation. Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage specialist, College Station, advised […]

A&M farm crop tour features latest weed control advances in corn, cotton

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The latest strategies in managing problem weeds in corn and cotton were recently showcased at the 2014 Crop Tour at the Texas A&M University field laboratory near College Station that serves as a research and teaching platform for Texas A&M AgriLife. The event was sponsored by BASF […]

Texas A&M System agricultural agencies surveying Texas stocker cattle industry

Responses will assist in planning future research, educational programming Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Russell Cross, 979-845-1541, hrcross@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A survey distributed to the Texas stocker cattle industry by Texas A&M University System agricultural agencies will help collect vital trend data to assist in meeting future research and educational initiatives, according […]

Fence building, cattle working demonstrations to be featured at Beef Cattle Short Course

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Cattle operations require good fences, and learning how to build and carry out their maintenance will be one of several featured demonstrations at the 60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, held Aug. 4-6 on the Texas A&M University campus in […]

Four inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry

June 11, 2014 Four inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ed Rister, 979-845-3801, e-rister@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Four business professionals are the latest inductees to  the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University. The induction ceremony was held recently […]