Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan enters implementation phase

Funding may be available to assist landowners in conservation plans Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TEMPLE – Agricultural producers in the Lampasas River Watershed will soon be eligible for financial assistance to help implement best management practices in their water quality management plans, according to a research associate with Texas A&M AgriLife Research. “AgriLife Research […]

Speller new director for AgriLife Extension in Bexar County

SAN ANTONIO — Nelda Lebya Speller has been selected as the new county director for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County. “We are very excited to have Nelda as the AgriLife Extension county director in Bexar County,” said Kathleen Greer, the agency’s District 10 administrator based in Uvalde. “Her supervisory experience, leadership […]

Four Texas 4-H teams take national honors at Western National Roundup in Denver

COLLEGE STATION –  Four Texas 4-H teams took honors at the Western National Roundup held recently in Denver, Colorado, said Dr. Chris Boleman, state 4-H and youth development program director, College Station. Teams receiving the honors were the Llano County National Champion Meats Judging Team, Runnels County National Champion Leaders 4 Life Team, Deaf Smith […]

Peter McGuill to lead V.G. Young Institute of County Government

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Peter McGuill, 979-845-4572, pjmcguill@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Peter McGuill has been tapped as director of the V.G. Young Institute of County Government effective Feb. 1, according to Dr. Jeff Ripley, interim associate director-county operations for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, which oversees the institute. The Texas Legislature […]

Smith named Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Stephen Smith, Regents professor and research scientist in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, has been named a 2014 Faculty Fellow by Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The Faculty Fellows Program was established in 1998 to acknowledge and reward exceptional research faculty within the […]

Rachel Bauer receives Superior Service Award for county agent

COLLEGE STATION — Rachel Bauer, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Bastrop County, has received a 2014 Superior Service Award in the county agent category. Superior Service Awards recognize AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance in AgriLife Extension education or other outstanding service to the […]

Shea Nebgen receives 2014 Superior Service Award for county agent

COLLEGE STATION — Shea Nebgen, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for family and consumer sciences in Gillespie County, has received a 2014 Superior Service Award in the county agent category. Superior Service Awards recognize AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance in AgriLife Extension education or other outstanding service to the […]

Roy Walston receives Superior Service Award for volunteerism

COLLEGE STATION — Roy Walston, agriculture and natural resources agent for Kerr County since 2003, has been presented a 2014 Superior Service Award in the category of volunteerism from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Superior Service Awards recognize AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance in education or other outstanding service […]

Kamas receives Superior Service and Vice Chancellor awards

COLLEGE STATION — Jim Kamas, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state fruit specialist at Fredericksburg, received both a 2014 Superior Service Award in the specialist category and a 2014 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for his statewide viticulture and fruit improvement efforts. Superior Service Awards recognize AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding […]

Texas State Rifle Association receives AgriLife Extension Partnership Award

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas State Rifle Association has been honored with an Extension Partnership Award presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The award was presented Jan. 6 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference held on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. According to the […]