AgriLife Specialist: Need to recycle water? ‘Give the ground first shot at it’

Dr. Anish Jantrania will focus on sustainable and intelligent water infrastructure Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu TEMPLE – The key to solving some of Texas’ water shortage problems may be as simple as teaching homeowners and cities how to efficiently and cleanly return wastewater to the ground, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist. […]

Akey named interim director at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

COLLEGE STATION — On Sept. 3, the Texas A&M System Board of Regents named Dr. Bruce L. Akey interim director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Akey began as executive deputy director at the lab in June of this year. “Dr. Akey has many years of outstanding leadership in veterinary diagnostics,” said Dr. […]

Beckham transitions to full-time director of the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Tammy Beckham, who has been director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory since 2008, will transition into a full-time role as director of the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, effective immediately. Leadership of the institute was added to Beckham’s duties in 2010. The institute and diagnostic lab are part […]

Texas cotton industry mourns the loss of Dr. Carl Anderson

Longtime Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist pioneered marketing clubs Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-862-1563, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Carl Anderson, considered by his peers as Texas’ leading cotton marketing authority and one of the nation’s leading cotton analysts, passed away Aug. 30 at the age of 82. Anderson, […]

AgriLife Extension names new Floyd County agent

  Cristen Brooks accepts agriculture and natural resources post   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Michael Clawson, 806-746-6101, m-clawson@tamu.edu   FLOYDADA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Cristen Brooks the new agriculture and natural resources agent for Floyd County. The announcement was made by Floyd County Judge Penny Golightly and Michael […]

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 […]

New AgriLife Extension agent hired in Dickens County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Chase Witt, 806-623-5552, chase.witt@ag.tamu.edu DICKENS – Chase Witt will begin his new position with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Aug. 18 as the agriculture and natural resources agent for Dickens County, according to Miles Dabovich, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon. “We are excited to bring Chase aboard to […]

Gary Smith rejoins Texas A&M animal science faculty

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-249-6301, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Gary Smith has rejoined the Texas A&M University department of animal science as a visiting professor in College Station. Smith previously worked at Texas A&M as professor from 1969-1982 and head of the department of animal science from 1982-1990. In addition, effective July 1, Smith also […]

AgriLife Extension names new McCulloch County agent

  Dickschat is new agriculture and natural resources agent Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Scott Durham, 325-653-4576, ms-durham@tamu.edu   BRADY – Trevor Dickschat has been named the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for McCulloch County. The announcement naming Dickschat to the post was made recently by McCulloch County […]

Faries wraps up full circle in career of caring for animals, teaching others

COLLEGE STATION — Parents who noticed early on a compassion for animals – and several mentors along the way – led Dr. Floron “Buddy” Faries from a young boy on his “Old McDonald” childhood farm to a career as veterinarian in private practice, college professor and ultimately state veterinarian for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. […]