AgriLife Extension law blogger ranks in national ‘top 100’ list

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, 806-677-5600, tdowell@tamu.edu AMARILLO – “Texas Agriculture Law Blog” by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist in Amarillo, is among the top 100 legal blogs in the nation, according to an announcement by the editors at the ABA Journal. Dowell Lashmet created her […]

AgriLife Extension’s South Plains district hires three new county agents

  New agents added in Terry, Parmer and Scurry counties   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Michael Clawson, 806-746-6101, m-clawson@tamu.edu   LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has added three new county agents to the South Plains district’s 20-county roster, said the district’s administrator. “Ronda White became the new AgriLife Extension family […]

Rector receives Texas Master Naturalist Program award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Barron Rector, 979-845-2755, b-rector@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Barron Rector, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist in College Station, received the seventh annual Advisors Award from the Texas Master Naturalist statewide program. Rector, also an associate professor in the Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management department, […]

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 […]

Popular AgriLife Extension horticulturist Barbara Storz retires

EDINBURG  –  When retired high school teacher Ricardo Carranza decided to hone his gardening skills, he sought out Barbara Storz, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist in Hidalgo County. “I’d heard of Barbara and thought this would be the opportunity to learn from the best,” Carranza said. “Turns out, it paid off royally!” Carranza […]

Texas A&M AgriLife garners USDA grants

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charles Allen, 325-653-4576, ctallen@ag.tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research have received $937,345 in grant monies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture for integrated pest management work, according to a recent […]

Two Lubbock-based Texas A&M AgriLife staffers garner national recognition

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Dana Porter, 806-746-6101, d-porter@tamu.edu Jim Bordovsky, 806-746-6101, j-bordovsky@tamu.edu   LUBBOCK – Helping farmers to better use microirrigation systems to sustainably irrigate their land during dry times has earned national recognition for two Texas A&M AgriLife staffers at Lubbock.     Dr. Dana Porter, Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Human wellness goal of new initiative from AgriLife Extension, Scott & White

TEMPLE — A state adult education agency and a major regional healthcare entity are joining forces to help improve the health of residents in the Central Texas area served by the two. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service based in College Station and Scott & White Health Plan based in Temple have forged an agreement […]

Ripley named AgriLife Extension associate director of county programs

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Jeff Ripley has been approved as interim Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service associate director for county programs byTexas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp, effective Dec. 1, pending final approval by the system’s Board of Regents in February. Ripley, associate professor and AgriLife Extension organizational development specialist since 2009, will headquarter […]

Jacob receives Southern Region Excellence in Extension Award at national conference

CLEAR LAKE – Dr. John S. Jacob has received the Southern Region Excellence in Extension Award for “expanding university engagement and Extension education to address urgent and emerging urban development issues.”   Jacob is a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Sea Grant environmental quality and coastal community development specialist based in Clear Lake. […]