AgriLife Extension hires new family and consumer sciences agent in Ochiltree County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Amy Griffin, 806-435-4501, amy.griffin@ag.tamu.edu PERRYTON – Amy Griffin has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Ochiltree County, according to Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. Griffin, of Cedar Lane, began March 23 and will spend the first […]

Third annual Geronimo and Alligator Creeks cleanup slated for April 11

SEGUIN — The third annual Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Cleanup Event will take place from 9 a.m.-noon April 11, said event presenters. The event is coordinated by the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Partnership and is part of implementation efforts for the area’s watershed protection plan, said Ward Ling, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist […]

2015 Aggie Processed Meat Technology School set April 22-24 in College Station

Contact: Dr. Dan Hale, 979-845-3935, dhale@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The 2015 Aggie Processed Meat Technology School will be held April 22-24 at Texas A&M University in College Station. Dr. Dan Hale, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service meat specialist, said based on input from past participants, the school has been expanded by one additional day. “Anyone […]

Stem cells help researchers peg rabies resistance

COLLEGE STATION — Researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have developed a new technology to determine sensitivity or resistance to rabies virus. “We were able to create a novel platform such that we could look at how pathogens, such as bacteria or virus or even drugs or radiation, interact with specific human genes,” said lead […]

East Austin Garden Fair on April 11 to show ‘A Passion for Plants’

AUSTIN — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Travis County Master Gardeners and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department will present the annual East Austin Garden Fair from   9 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 11 at the Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center, 2608 Gonzales St. in Austin. The event, which has the theme “A Passion for Plants,” […]

Expert: ‘Exclusion’ best way to prepare for Central Texas’ spring bug boom

AUSTIN – With the weather warming and spring just around the corner, Central Texas residents can soon expect a pest proliferation and “exclusion” is the best way to prepare for it, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “We’ve had a relatively bug-free winter and it’s been a nice respite, but with the recent […]

College and Career Expo designed to avoid education catastrophes

KINGSVILLE —  The 14th annual College and Career Exposition will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 6 at the J.K. Northway Exposition Center in Kingsville. The event draws an annual attendance of over 2,000 students for the purpose of educating students, their parents and the community about “the reality of tomorrow’s career market,” […]

Jessica Theimer selected as a Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year

COLLEGE STATION – Jessica Theimer, the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service coordinator for the Dinner Tonight! program, has been selected as a Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year by the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Theimer is a licensed and registered dietitian and member of the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. According […]

Balancing life will be focus of March 4 webinar for military caregivers

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andy Crocker, 806-677-5600, abcrocker@ag.tamu.edu Rachel Brauner, 979-845-1553, rbrauner@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The next military caregiving professional development webinar  titled “Working to Balance Life” will be conducted at 10 a.m. March 4. This is one of the monthly webinars offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s  Military Program to […]