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.

Grass-fed beef conference scheduled May 2-3 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – Consumer interest and demand for grass-fed beef continues, and beef producers can learn more about this aspect of production from pasture to plate during a May 2-3 conference at Texas A&M University in College Station. The conference will cover a broad range of important topics pertaining to grass-fed beef production and is […]

Economist: Majority of representative farms face cash shortfalls on 2016 crop harvests

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A majority of representative farms in major U.S. production regions used to project future farm financial conditions would face serious cash flow shortfalls based on 2016 crop prices, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist told members of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. Dr. Joe Outlaw, co-director of the Agricultural and […]

Economists: No sustained rally in commodity prices seen in near term

FORT WORTH – With record corn production and higher yields in other major commodities, a low-price environment is here to stay with little catalyst to spark a rally, according to projections by agricultural economists. Dr. Joe Outlaw, co-director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University in College Station, and Dr. Pat […]

Spring Landscape Irrigation Short Courses offered

COLLEGE STATION – A series of landscape irrigation short courses for licensed irrigation professionals will be held February through May with stops in College Station, Houston, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. Licensed landscape irrigators are required to have 24 hours of continued education every three years to renew their licenses, while licensed irrigation technicians need […]

New farm bill discussions kick off at Southwest Ag Issues Summit

FORT WORTH – Doing more with less to fund the next farm bill program was a recurring theme at the recent Southwest Ag Issues Summit in Fort Worth. Leaders from all major commodity groups throughout Texas and national representatives converged for two days of discussion leading up to what is anticipated to be a new […]

Texas 4-H Water Ambassadors Program set for summer debut

COLLEGE STATION – The new Texas 4-H Water Ambassador Program kicks off this summer providing youth a wealth of experience about water resources and infrastructure while touring the Lone Star State. The program is geared towards high school students seeking leadership skills and career preparedness, said David Smith, 4-H20 program coordinator with the Texas A&M […]

Study to compile sugarcane aphid crop losses in Texas

WESLACO – Texas sorghum producers are urged to take part in a survey that will help Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists compile data on the economic losses caused by sugarcane aphids statewide. The study is supported by the Texas Sorghum Producers Association. “The purpose of this research is to estimate the economic impact of […]

Texas A&M AgriLife unmanned aerial systems program receives update

COLLEGE STATION – A contingent of Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists, part of a cross-disciplined unmanned aerial systems research team, recently gave briefings in College Station on project results conducted across Texas. The AgriLife UAS program is one of the largest research programs in the U.S., according to administrators, utilizing both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft […]

Yezak, Stallman honored at Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership reception in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program, also known as TALL, honored Jennifer Yezak and Bob Stallman for contributions to agriculture at a reception held recently at The Austin Club in Austin. The event was hosted by the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Alumni, the Texas A&M University System and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Quickbooks Pro Short Course for Blacklands producers Feb. 13-14 in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Williamson County, the FARM Assistance Program and the Stiles Farm Foundation, will offer the Blacklands QuickBooks Pro Short Course Feb. 13-14 in Georgetown. The training will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at the Community Rooms of Georgetown Health Foundation, 2423 Williams […]