Taylor retires after 32 years as superintendent of AgriLife Research station at Sonora

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu   Contact: Dr. Charles “Butch” Taylor, 325-387-3217, angora@sonoratx.net               SONORA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora just celebrated its 100 year anniversary and for almost half that time, its current superintendent has been a mainstay at the 3,462-acre facility south of Sonora.            But after a 45-year history […]

Huang receives A&M System commercialization award for water treatment technology

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Yongheng Huang, 979-862-8031, yhuang@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Yongheng Huang has received the 2016 Texas A&M Technology Commercialization Innovation Award for development of a novel chemical water treatment technology. The award recognizes researchers whose work exemplifies the spirit of innovation within the Texas A&M University System, according to […]

AgriLife Extension names new integrated pest management agent

  Joel Webb named to Runnels, Tom Green, Concho counties post Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charles Allen, 325-653-4576, ctallen@ag.tamu.edu BALLINGER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Joel Webb as the integrated pest management agent for Runnels, Tom Green and Concho counties. Dr. Charles Allen, AgriLife Extension state integrated pest […]

Kay Ledbetter named Sigma Xi Science Communicator of the Year for Texas A&M

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Kay Ledbetter of Amarillo has been named Science Communicator of the Year by the Texas A&M University chapter of Sigma Xi, according to Dr. Bill Klemm, senior professor of neuroscience and Sigma Xi chairman of the award selection committee. Ledbetter has been writing […]

Searcy selected incoming president-elect of the American Society of Ag and Biological Engineers

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu  Contact: Dr. Stephen Searcy, 979-845-3931, ssearcy@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Stephen Searcy, head of the biological and engineering department at Texas A&M University, College Station, has been selected as the president-elect of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Searcy will begin a three-year term at the close of […]

AgriLife Research station at Sonora celebrated 100-year birthday in style

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@tamu.edu              SONORA – Mild temperatures and azure blue skies over recently rain-kissed green pastures all came together April 23 to greet the almost 400 supporters of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station who helped celebrate the facilities’ 100-year anniversary.            “It was a great day,” said […]

Ballabina named AgriLife Extension’s executive associate director  

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Susan Ballabina, 979-862-3932, sg-ballabina@tamu.edu        COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Susan Ballabina was named executive associate director for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service during this week’s Texas A&M University System Board of Regents meeting in College Station. “Dr. Ballabina’s devotion to the AgriLife Extension mission of improving the lives of […]

AgriLife Research marsh restoration project earns Texas Environmental Excellence Award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Rusty Feagin, 979-862-2612, feaginr@tamu.edu Thomas Huff, thomas2013@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The “Texas A&M AgriLife Research – Magnolia Beach to Indianola Marsh Restoration” project has earned the state’s highest environmental honor, the Texas Environmental Excellence Award, from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The Texas Environmental Excellence Awards celebrate […]

Randel recognized by American Brahman Breeders Association with Friend of the Year award

HOUSTON — Dr. Ron Randel, Texas A&M AgriLife Research physiologist, received the American Brahman Breeders Association Friend of the Year award during the Houston Livestock and Rodeo’s International Brahman Show earlier this year. Randel is based at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton and oversees several projects focused on the reproductive […]

AgriLife Extension names Craig Campbell as new Castro County agent

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Michael Clawson, 806-746-6101, Michael.Clawson@ag.tamu.edu DIMMITT – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Craig Campbell as the new county agent for agriculture and natural resources in Castro County. The joint announcement was made by Castro County Judge Carroll Gerber and AgriLife Extension district administrator Michael Clawson of […]