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.

Agricultural law blog serves as educational resource for Texas landowners, producers

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Tiffany Dowell, 979-845-1941, tdowell@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Tiffany Dowell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist and agricultural law specialist in College Station, has seen her Texas Agriculture Law Blog continue to gain popularity due to timely topics addressing issues affecting landowners across the Lone Star State. “I continue to […]

Expert: Cattle producers have many options to weigh when considering restocking

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Stephen Hammack, 254-968-4144, shammack@ag.tamu.edu WACO – With the cattle market at all-time highs and drought having decimating herds across Texas, some might consider restocking, but are questioning if it’s the right time to buy. The answer: It depends, says one expert. Dr. Stephen Hammack, a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Chapkin and Savell honored as university distinguished professors at Texas A&M University

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty among seven new honorees  Writers: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu  Paul Schattenberg,  210-467-6575, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Robert Chapkin, 979-845-4426, r-chapkin@tamu.edu Dr. Jeffrey Savell, 979-845-3992, j-savell@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Drs. Robert Chapkin and Jeffrey Savell, both faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University in […]

Acuff elected Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Gary Acuff, director of the Texas A&M Center for Food Safety and a professor of food microbiology in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station, has been elected Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology. Acuff will be recognized May 20 […]

Alternative crops discussed at Blackland Income Growth Conference

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259,  b-fannin@tamu.edu WACO – Farmers heard the latest in alternative cropping solutions at the recent Blackland Income Growth Conference in Waco. Dr. Clark Neely, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state small grains and oilseed specialist in College Station, provided an extensive overview of several alternative crops that could help diversify a producer’s […]

New 2014 farm bill legislation discussed at Blackland Income Growth Conference

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu  WACO – It’s decision time for farmers under the new 2014 farm bill, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist who discussed details at the recent Blackland Income Growth Conference in Waco. Dr. Jason Johnson, AgriLife Extension economist in Stephenville, said farmers have a one-time irrevocable decision to […]

Livestock Judging Clinic scheduled for March 29 at Texas A&M

Contact: Brant Poe, 979-845-6059, brant_poe@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – Texas 4-H and FFA youth and agricultural leaders interested in gaining livestock evaluation skills can attend a Livestock Judging Clinic scheduled March 29 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The clinic will begin at 8 a.m. and will be held at the Pearce Pavilion, located […]

Nationally awarded education program for farm/ranch women comes to Georgetown

April and May workshops to focus on risk management and planning Contact: Dr. Jason Johnson, 254-968-4144, jljohnson@tamu.edu Fred Hall, 512-943-3300, fmhall@ag.tamu.edu GEORGETOWN – Getting a grip on today’s agriculture business and becoming an effective farm partner and decision maker is the focus of Annie’s Project, a women’s workshop series, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Sigler elected president of Texas Quarter Horse Association

Contact: Dr. Dennis Sigler, 979-862-3595, dsigler@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Dennis Sigler, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horse specialist and professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, has been elected president of the Texas Quarter Horse Association. Sigler was elected at the association’s annual meeting held recently in College Station. According […]

Youth scholarships awarded at 2014 Blackland Income Growth Conference

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu WACO – Scholarships were recently awarded to outstanding 4-H members at the 2014 Blackland Income Growth Conference held at the Extraco Events Center in Waco. The scholarships were presented during the conference luncheon that featured Dr. Doug Steele, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service director, as the keynote speaker. Receiving $1,000 […]