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 […]

AgriLife Extension agent moving from Potter to Randall County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Amy Wagner, 806-468-5543, aewagner@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Amy Wagner has been hired as the new family and consumer sciences agent for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Randall County and will begin Oct. 1. She currently holds a similar position in Potter County. Wagner began her AgriLife Extension career in […]

Southwest Dairy Day to offer look at modern dairy Oct. 8 near Friona

Composting, irrigation, manure application demonstrations scheduled Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ellen Jordan, 972-952-9212, e-jordan2@tamu.edu Danny Nusser, 806-677-5600, d-nusser@tamu.edu FRIONA – The annual Southwest Dairy Day on Oct. 8 at the Del Rio Dairy near Friona will be hosted by the Gingg family and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Del Rio Dairy, […]

Texas producers find new oil fields — olive groves

GEORGETOWN —  Texas has been known for its oil production for almost 150 years. Now, a new oil industry is sprouting in what may bring producers cash and consumers a local, edible choice — olive oil. Olive trees, native to the Mediterranean region, have been documented on almost 800 acres in the state and many […]

4-H and Biggest Loser star call attention to healthy youth lifestyles

Trek across Panhandle to include four stops Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Shawnte Clawson, 806-677-5600, sfclawson@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Area 4-H’ers will join NBC’s Biggest Loser season 14 finalist Joe Ostaszewski this summer on his “Riding It Forward” cross-country bike tour to raise awareness for healthy living across America. Ostaszewski, a former Florida State University […]

New AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agent hired for Armstrong County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Billie Peden, 806-226-3021, billie.peden@ag.tamu.edu CLAUDE – Billie Peden has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer science agent for Armstrong County, effective Aug. 18, according to Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. “We are very excited to have Billie join the […]

AgriLife Research putting designer potatoes on the menu to boost consumption

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Creighton Miller, 979-845-3828, cmiller@ag.tamu.edu SPRINGLAKE – A decline in overall potato consumption has Texas A&M AgriLife Research breeders working on “designer” spuds that meet the time constraints and unique tastes of a younger generation. Dr. Creighton Miller, AgriLife Research potato breeder from College Station, recently conducted the Texas […]