Smotek selected to inaugural U.S. Olympic Safe Sport board of directors

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Connie Smotek, 979-845-5446, csmotek@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Two-time Olympian skeet shooter Connie Smotek continues to give back to the sport both as a youth coach and by serving in a national advisory role. Recently, Smotek was selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee to serve on the inaugural U.S.  Center […]

Feed-grain marketing workshop to be offered Feb. 10-11 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Steve Amosson, 806-677-5600, samosson@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – With 2016 shaping up to be a tough marketing year, producers should attend Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s “Developing This Year’s Marketing Plan for Feed Grains” workshop Feb. 10-11 in Amarillo, according to an AgriLife Extension economist. At least adequate-to-surplus supplies of […]

Raise a glass to the final semester test in college winemaking class

COLLEGE STATION — Finishing up college finals never tasted so good — at least for the 30 students in the Enology 421 class in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. Their final exam for the fall semester was to uncork a bottle of wine they carefully crafted and creatively named […]

AgriLife Extension publications outline agriculture impact to Ogallala Aquifer

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Steve Amosson, 806-677-5600, samosson@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Six publications analyzing the water use of the crop and livestock industry in the Southern Ogallala Aquifer region have been completed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists. Water use in the southern Ogallala region has greatly exceeded the recharge rate for […]

Commodity market outlook bleak for upcoming year

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Steve Amosson, 806-677-5600, samosson@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – There’s a big bear sitting on all the agriculture markets right now, according to Dr. Steve Amosson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in Amarillo. Amosson was only one person who talked about 2016 commodity markets during the recent Amarillo Farm and […]

Tourism professionals get insights at Galveston conference

Event hosted Extension, other U.S. and foreign tourism experts    GALVESTON – Texas’ travel industry generated 630,000 jobs in 2014 and $70.6 billion in direct travel spending, according to Dr. Miles Phillips, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service tourism specialist, who presented at the recent 2015 National Extension Tourism Conference in Galveston. Sixty-four tourism professionals from […]

Financial planning conference focuses on investing decisions

Media Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Nathan Harness, 979-862-2527, nharness@tamu.edu BRYAN – Financial planners, advisors and students attending the sixth annual Financial Planning Conference held recently in Bryan learned about issues involved in investment decisions. The conference featured discussions about ethics for financial advisors, recognizing emotions in decision-making, designing portfolios, using social media […]

Texas Agriculture Law Blog ranks in national ‘top 100’ list for second time

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, 806-677-5600, tdowell@tamu.edu AMARILLO – Texas Agriculture Law Blog by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist in Amarillo, has once again been named one of the top 100 legal blogs in the nation, according to editors of the ABA Journal, the professional publication […]

From the Ground Up: Connecting Agriculture and Health program set for Jan. 5 in Waco

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dana Tarter, 940-552-9941, d-tarter@tamu.edu WACO – From the Ground Up: Connecting Agriculture and Health, a special program set for Jan. 5 at the Waco Convention Center, will address key issues facing Texas agriculture and food production abroad, according to organizers. “The program will introduce professionals and consumers to the […]

AgriLife study shows truck traffic surging at Pharr International Bridge

PHARR — The Pharr International Bridge is on the verge of toppling Nogales, Arizona, as the longtime, No. 1 U.S. land port of entry for Mexican produce-laden trucks, according to a new study by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Commercial truck traffic has been diverted from Arizona to Texas thanks to a new highway […]