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.

Options discussed for farmers battling cotton root rot

WACO – Cotton root rot disease continues to be a major threat to Texas cotton, but there are options available to farmers to fend off potential threats or lessen the potential economic hardship, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathologist in College Station. Dr. Tom Isakeit gave an update on cotton root […]

‘Flag the Technology’ helps farmers identify herbicide sensitive fields

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Plant Protection Association have collaborated on a Flag the Technology program that identifies crop fields sensitive to certain herbicides. With two new herbicide resistance technologies which will be widely used in cotton, corn and soybeans, program coordinators say it is critical farmers know […]

Camp Brisket attracts legends of Texas barbecue

COLLEGE STATION – There was no shortage of beef nor legends of Texas barbecue at Camp Brisket held recently at Texas A&M University in College Station. Expert pitmasters from all over Texas gathered to teach backyard barbecue enthusiasts and restaurateurs how to better prepare Texas-style barbecue brisket. Because of the high demand, the event now […]

Nueces County Judge Loyd Neal receives AgriLife Extension in the City Award

COLLEGE STATION – Nueces County Judge Loyd Neal has received the Extension in the City Award given by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The award was presented to Neal at the recent Texas A&M AgriLife Conference held at Texas A&M University in College Station. The award honors elected leaders whose support of AgriLife Extension […]

Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic Jan. 6 in Cameron

CAMERON – The 36th annual Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Milam County Youth Exposition Building, 301 S. Houston St. in Cameron. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $20 and includes program materials and lunch. RSVP at 254-697-7045 for an accurate meal count. The program […]

Doing Business with Cuba workshop set Jan. 23 in Austin

AUSTIN – Doing Business with Cuba, a workshop to assist various sectors of the agricultural industry with potential business and marketing opportunities, is scheduled for Jan. 23 in Austin. The workshop is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with the Texas-Cuba Trade Alliance and World Affairs Council of Austin. The workshop […]

Texas beef industry mourns loss of Frank Litterst

COLLEGE STATION – Frank Litterst Jr., whose colorful teaching style of beef cattle production hit home with more than 7,000 Aggie students and hundreds of Texas beef cattle producers spanning two decades, died Dec. 26. He was 94. Known by his students as “Mr. Frank,” Litterst was described by colleagues as a living legend for […]

Cow herd expansion will keep market prices lower

WACO – Cattle inventory across the U.S. will continue to expand and that will likely keep prices in moderation through 2017, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Jason Johnson, AgriLife Extension economist in Stephenville, discussed cattle market trends during the recent Blackland Income Growth Conference in Waco. “There’s more cattle and […]

Small Ruminant Management workshop Jan. 14 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – A Small Ruminant Management workshop is scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 14 at the G. Rollie White Visitors Center, 7707 Farm-to-Market Road 60 in College Station. The workshop will feature numerous presentations by industry specialists, according to organizers. Preregistration is $45 by Jan. 4 and $55 after, and includes a lunch […]

Texas barbecue owners, pitmasters learn about price trends at town hall meeting

COLLEGE STATION – Record pounds of beef, pork and poultry produced in 2016 are projected to reach even higher in 2017, making Texas barbecue owners feel good about their prospects for satisfying hungry customers. “I think there will be more production of beef cows nationally and that will keep brisket prices down (as we head […]