Kay Ledbetter is an associate editor/communication specialist for Texas AgriLife Research and Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Amarillo & Vernon. She worked 23 years at the Amarillo Globe-News as a general assignments reporter, farm and ranch reporter and editor, and assistant regional editor before joining the Texas A&M System in 2005. She earned a bachelor of science degree at West Texas State University in Canyon. She is responsible for writing news releases and feature articles from science-based information generated or provided by Research & Extension faculty at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo and at Vernon.

Water issues in the courts could impact all landowners

AMARILLO – Ongoing water legal battles around the state and nation could set precedents that affect all landowners, so they bear watching, according to Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural law specialist in Amarillo. Dowell Lashmet, speaking at the recent High Plains Irrigation Conference, outlined several legal actions concerning the Clean Water […]

High yield potential, prices prompt more High Plains cotton production

AMARILLO – With many producers in the northern High Plains considering planting cotton this year, some for the first time, one Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist is advising that optimizing irrigation and fertility will be important to their bottom line. Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist in Amarillo, recently spoke at the High Plains […]

Spring Ranch Management University set for April 3-7 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Ranch Management University will be offered April 3-7, said Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences associate department head and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program leader, College Station. Ranch Management University is held each spring and fall at the G. Rollie White […]

Cotton variety trial results available for High Plains, Rolling Plains

AMARILLO – With variety selection the most important decision made during the year by cotton farmers, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomists in the High Plains and Rolling Plains have variety trial results to share from 2016. Dr. Jourdan Bell in Amarillo and Dr. Emi Kimura in Vernon recently released the results of their large […]

Rainwater harvesting workshop set for May 13 in Amarillo

AMARILLO – A Rainwater Harvesting Workshop will be held May 13 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo. World-renowned rain harvester Billy Kniffen, retired AgriLife Extension water resource associate from Menard, will be the special guest presenter, said Austin Voyles, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and […]