Farm bill training set Jan. 26 in Coastal Bend’s Jackson County

EDNA  —  Farmers have several important decisions to make under the 2014 farm bill, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. To help growers navigate the process, a farm bill decision program meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Jackson County Services Building auditorium, 411 N. Wells […]

Media Contact Advisory: AgriLife Extension expert for U.S.-Cuba agricultural trade

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu WHAT: President Obama is set to discuss efforts to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba as part of Tuesday’s State of the Union Address. WHO: Dr. Parr Rosson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist and head of the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University […]

Texas Comptroller Hegar praises Texas A&M AgriLife service to state

COLLEGE STATION – New Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar told more than 600 people at the Texas A&M AgriLife conference this week that their example of honesty, character and integrity is what makes state legislators willing to listen to requests aimed at helping people across the state. Hegar, a former state senator from Houston, said information […]

Ferguson earns AgriLife Extension Superior Service award for office support

COLLEGE STATION –  Sue Ferguson, lead office assistant at the Texas 4-H Youth Development headquarters in College Station, has received a Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service Superior Service Award in the agency’s office support category. Superior Service Awards recognize AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance to the organization and to Texans. […]

Wingate receives Vice Chancellor’s Award for administrative services

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Kathy Wingate, 806-677-5600, kwingate@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Kathy Wingate, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research administrative services officer in Amarillo, was honored with the Texas A&M AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s Award of Excellence in the Business and Operational Staff category. Established in 1980, this awards program recognizes the commitment and outstanding […]

TD Ameritrade Institutional sets multi-year sponsorship with Texas A&M Financial Planning Program

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Nathan Harness, 979-862-2527, nharness@tamu.edu Joe Giannone, TD Ameritrade, 201-369-8705, joseph.giannone@tdameritrade.com COLLEGE STATION – TD Ameritrade Institutional, one of the country’s largest custody firms for independent registered investment advisers, has agreed to a multi-year sponsorship with Texas A&M University to help its Financial Planning Program develop top-tier undergraduate degree […]

Expert: Texas agriculture to benefit from normalized U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Efforts to normalize U.S. and Cuba diplomatic relations will have potential positive implications for Texas agriculture, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Parr Rosson, who heads the agricultural economics department at Texas A&M University in College Station, […]

Weiner Endowment for International Excellence established at Texas A&M ag economics

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Weiner Endowment for International Excellence has been established in the agricultural economics department at Texas A&M University to further enhance study abroad programs and advanced degree offerings, according to Dr. Parr Rosson, department head. Brian and Tina Weiner of San […]

Expert: Amid historic-high cattle prices, producers can capture extra dollars

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Levi Russell, 361-265-9203, lrussell@tamu.edu BRENHAM – Though cattle prices have reached historic highs, there could be potential to make extra dollars and possibly add more young cows to a herd at current prices, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Levi Russell, AgriLife Extension economist […]

Five inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ed Rister, 979-845-4911, e-rister@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Five business professionals were recently inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University during a dinner and reception in Bryan. The inductees are Cody Catalena (‘97), Lynn Elliott (‘73), Larry Kokel […]