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.

Prevention, dietary adjustment show promise in fending off joint pain in young horses

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Josie Coverdale, 979-862-3654, jcover@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A series of studies by researchers in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University suggest prevention is the best solution to prevent arthritis in young quarter horses. Dr. Josie Coverdale, associate professor in equine science, and Dr. Jessica Lucia, […]

Bovine veterinarian health conference scheduled Aug. 3 at Texas A&M

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Tom Hairgrove, 979-458-3216, tbhairgrove@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the American Association of Extension Veterinarians are co-hosting the Extension session of the 2014 U.S.  Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Symposium Aug. 3 at Texas A&M University. The event can be attended in person or […]

Genomics and Society course at Texas A&M explores social, ethical and policy issues

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M University course is giving students a look at both social and policy issues related to genomics technology in agriculture. Philosophy 489/689 Genomics and Society is directed by three instructors – Dr. Penny Riggs, a faculty member in the department of animal science, philosophy professor […]

Restoring pastures, wildlife management focus of O.D. Butler Forage Field Day

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu FRANKLIN – Rainfall in south Central Texas has prompted beef producers to consider renovations to pastures, which was one of several topics featured at the recent O.D. Butler Field Day held at Camp Cooley Ranch. The annual field day is conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and in […]

Stiles Farm Field Day to feature presentations on weed, grass control in sorghum, new cotton technologies

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu THRALL – Grass and weed control in grain sorghum, plus a look at new cotton technologies, will be the focus of the 51st Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled June 17 in Thrall. The Stiles Farm is located at 5700 Farm-to-Market Road 1063, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 79, 1 […]

Despite rain, Upper Gulf Coast Ranch Expo draws large crowd

Debt to finance herd expansion, pasture management tips covered Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu SIMONTON – It was déjà vu all over again as it rained and rained some more – so much, in fact, that it canceled bus tours of Twinwood Cattle Co. – for the second year in a row at the recent […]

Special youth program to be offered at Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Youth can learn more about the beef industry during a special hands-on program held in conjunction with the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 4-6 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The youth program will feature a variety of educational sessions, […]

60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 4-6

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A look at the past and future aspects of beef cattle production in Texas will be one of the highlights at the 60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 4-6 at Texas A&M University in College Station. “Cattle production […]

U.S. grain exports to Mexico rise in value to $7.3 billion

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-8011, JMwelch@ag.tamu.edu, Flynn Adcock, 979-845-8694, fjadcock@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – U.S. exports of grain, oilseed and related products to Mexico averaged 22.2 million metric tons per year from 2008-2012 with an average annual value of $7.3 billion, according to a report by […]

Hay production, wildlife focus of O.D. Butler Field Day May 16 at Camp Cooley Ranch

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Edward Schneider, 979-828-4270, robertson-tx@tamu.edu Dusty Tittle, 979-823-0129, c-tittle@tamu.edu FRANKLIN – Hay production and management strategies, plus several presentations on co-existing with wildlife will highlight the 28th annual O.D. Butler Field Day scheduled May 16 at Camp Cooley Ranch. The ranch is located at 4297 Camp Cooley Ranch Road in […]