Camp Brisket draws all walks of life to learn finer points of Texas’ most popular cut for barbecue

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – From doctors and computer information technologists to restaurant owners, 2015 Camp Brisket participants learned the finer points of cooking one of the most popular barbecue cuts found throughout Texas. Dr. Jeff Savell, distinguished professor in the department of animal science  at Texas A&M University, led the camp […]

Webinar Jan. 14 to offer insight on Medicaid for military families

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andy Crocker, 806-677-5600, abcrocker@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program in College Station will offer a webinar on Medicaid and military families on Jan. 14, according to Andy Crocker, AgriLife Extension gerontology and health program specialist in Amarillo. The monthly military caregiving professional development webinar, […]

Kellner earns AgriLife Extension Superior Service award for program specialist

COLLEGE STATION –  Bev Kellner, program manager of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Passenger Safety Project, has received a Superior Service Award in the agency’s program specialist category. The award recognizes AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance in education or to the agency. The award was presented Jan. 6 during the […]

Peterson earns AgriLife Extension Superior Service Award for diversity

COLLEGE STATION –  Dr. Rick Peterson has received the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Superior Service Award in the diversity category for his work with Texans with disabilities. The award is one of the agency’s highest honors, recognizing AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding service to the organization and to Texans. The […]

Working on Wellness team receives Superior Service Award

COLLEGE STATION – A program battling the ill effects of living in a “food desert” along the Texas-Mexico border has received a 2014 Superior Service Award from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in the team category. Superior Service Awards recognize AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance in AgriLife Extension education […]

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 […]

Military caregiving an emerging issue

AgriLife Extension aids in Military Families Learning Network 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 – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is leading the way to help caregivers for almost a quarter-million service members who have returned from recent military deployments with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress […]

Fishy vegetable production methods explained through aquaponics

COLLEGE STATION — If growing vegetables in a box with no soil and out of direct sunlight sounds a little fishy, well, it is. “Aquaponics” is a relatively new way of intensified farming that combines aquaculture and hydroponics, according to Dr. Joe Masabni of College Station, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service vegetable specialist. “We are […]

AgriLife Extension offers healthy cooking school Oct. 21 in Amarillo

Dinner Tonight! program headlined by Chef Chad Lardie Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Amy Wagner, 806-373-0713, aewagner@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – A Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Prairie View Cooperative Extension, will be held Oct. 21 at Amarillo College’s Business and Industry Center, 1314 S. Polk St., […]

Unplanned roommate becomes a lifesaver for Texas A&M graduate student

COLLEGE STATION — Nasie Constantino opted for an unplanned roommate shortly after moving to College Station to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University — and got a wise partner in the deal. Not only had Constantino never lived alone, but her degree work called for frequent trips alone to experimental corn fields where she […]