Texas A&M Financial Planning Program receives $25,000 TD Ameritrade Institutional grant

Writer: Blair Fannin 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Gene Nelson, 979-862-2527, nelsong@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Financial Planning program in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University has received a $25,000 grant from TD Ameritrade Institutional. The announcement was made Monday at the New York Stock Exchange. Faculty member Nathan Harness and Mariel Braun, […]

New AgriLife Extension agent named in Sherman County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact; Alexa Reed, 806-366-2081, alexa.reed@ag.tamu.edu STRATFORD – Alexa Reed is returning to the Texas A&M family of state agencies in her new position as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Sherman County, effective Aug. 11, according to Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in […]

Longtime AgriLife Extension administrator to retire

Durham completes 35-year career Aug. 31 Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Scott Durham, 325-653-4576, ms-durham@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Michael “Scott” Durham, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s district Extension director at San Angelo, will retire effective Aug. 31. Durham has served as district director since 1996. In that role, he has been responsible for providing […]

Veteran AgriLife Extension state sheep/goat specialist to retire

  Craddock to complete 29-year career with agency Aug. 31 Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Frank Craddock, 325-653-4576, b-craddock@tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – Dr. Frank Craddock, known to countless Texas youth and adult clientele across Texas as “The Old Goat,” will retire from his 29-year career as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Adelita Munoz retires after 43 years with AgriLife Extension

EDINBURG  –  When Adelita Munoz joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in 1971, President Barack Obama was only 10 years old, Roger Staubach and the Dallas Cowboys dominated the National Football League and the infamous Watergate burglary was still a year away.   After agonizing over the idea for months, Munoz said she retired […]

Bowling is new AgriLife Extension entomologist in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI  –  Dr. Robert Bowling has assumed the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomology specialist position in Corpus Christi. Bowling, whose start date is July 1, will be working with AgriLife Extension county agents, specialists and integrated pest management agents, as well as agricultural producers, consultants and others in Coastal Bend communities. “I look […]

Texas A&M hires new department head for ecosystem science and management

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Katy Kavanagh, 979-845-5033 COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Katy Kavanagh has been hired as the new Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management department head, moving to College Station from the University of Idaho. Kavanagh, a professor of forest science, will start on July 1, according to Dr. Bill […]

Miller named AgriLife Extension interim associate director for state operations

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Travis Miller, 979-845-4808, td-miller@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Travis Miller, whose expertise in crops and their production systems led him to assist farmers throughout the state for 35 years, has been named the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service interim director for state operations. Miller had been the agency’s […]

AgriLife Extension hires veteran family and consumer sciences agent for Hemphill County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tanya Holloway, 806-323-9114, Tanya.Holloway@ag.tamu.edu CANADIAN – After 25 years away from the position, Tanya Holloway has returned to Hemphill County as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent. She began June 2, according to Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. “We are very […]

AgriLife Extension names Bridges to Mason County post

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Scott Durham, 325-653-4576, ms-durham@tamu.edu   MASON – Cody Bridges has transferred to Mason County to become the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent, according to an announcement made by Mason County judge Jerry Bearden and Scott Durham, AgriLife Extension administrator at San Angelo. […]