New AgriLife Extension cancer prevention specialist named

Pamela Lincoln will be holding ‘Friend to Friend’ events in many counties Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu[caption OVERTON – Pamela Lincoln has been named the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cancer prevention program specialist for East Texas. Lincoln will be helping AgriLife agents facilitate “Friend to Friend,” an early cancer detection program specifically designed […]

Empowering military caregivers topic of Aug. 19 webinar

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 AMARILLO – “Empowering Those We Help: Building Trust and Credibility” is the title of the next military caregiving professional development webinar set for 10 a.m. Aug. 19. This is one of the monthly webinars offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

AgriLife’s Simpson awarded the 2015 Calvin Sperling Memorial Biodiversity Lectureship

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Stelly, 979-845-2745, stelly@tamu.edu Dr. Charles Simpson, c-simpson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Charles Simpson, peanut germplasm explorer and breeder and Texas A&M AgriLife Research emeritus, has been selected as the awardee and speaker for the Crop Science Society of America 2015 Calvin Sperling Biodiversity Lectureship on Nov. 17 […]

Reveille Russet makes a name for itself in the potato market

Texas A&M potato breeding program wraps up another year with a successful variety Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Creighton Miller, 979-845-3828, cmiller@ag.tamu.edu SPRINGLAKE – With Reveille as an early morning roll call and the name of the Texas A&M University mascot, what better name to give to an early maturing potato variety developed […]

Mary, Mary – or Ron – how does your garden grow?

Vegetable raising tips for the High Plains offered at 4 workshops in Amarillo Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ron French, 806-677-5600, rdfrench@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – A home-size garden might not be the traditional workplace for a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathologist, but Dr. Ron French is spending some extra time this year […]

Organic farmers to share info with beginning farmers, home gardeners

SEGUIN — Home gardeners and beginning farmers who want to learn techniques for organic and sustainable production are encouraged to attend a workshop Aug. 11 at the Holiday Inn Express, 2801 Jay Road, Seguin. The event will be from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The $95 per person registration fee includes lunch. Reservations should be emailed to […]

New AgriLife Extension agent named in Oldham County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Chelsey Eicke, 806-267-2692, Chelsey.tillman@ag.tamu.edu VEGA – Chelsey Eicke may have deep roots planted in agriculture, but her heart is with   another part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s educational outreach. Eicke has been hired as the new family and consumer sciences agent for Oldham County. She began July […]

Acuff appointed to national advisory committee

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Gary Acuff, director of the Texas A&M Center for Food Safety in College Station, has been appointed as a new member of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods. The appointment was made recently by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The national committee provides […]

Summer meals program makes good neighbors in Edinburg

EDINBURG  —  Kids and their parents make her office building come alive every Monday and Friday morning. That’s just one of the many benefits Melissa DeLeon cites about a new program collaboration she and others initiated this year to feed local children. Twice a week, about 30 neighborhood kids come in with their parents for […]