New agriculture agent hired for AgriLife Extension in Hansford County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andrew Sprague, 806-659-4130, Andrew.sprague@ag.tamu.edu SPEARMAN – Working for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has been something of a “family affair” for Andrew Sprague, who was hired as the new agriculture and natural resources agent for Hansford County. Sprague, a native of Darrouzett, began in the Spearman office on […]

New AgriLife Extension agent named in Oldham County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Chelsey Eicke, 806-267-2692, Chelsey.tillman@ag.tamu.edu VEGA – Chelsey Eicke may have deep roots planted in agriculture, but her heart is with   another part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s educational outreach. Eicke has been hired as the new family and consumer sciences agent for Oldham County. She began July […]

AgriLife Extension names new Mason County agent

Micah Walker is new agriculture and natural resources hire Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marty Gibbs, 325-653-4576, mj-gibbs@tamu.edu MASON – Micah Walker has been named the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Mason County, according to a joint announcement made by Mason County Judge Jerry Bearden and Marty […]

AgriLife Extension names new Hale County agent

Jason Miller named to agriculture and natural resources post Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Michael Clawson, 806-723-8402, m-clawson@tamu.edu PLAINVIEW – Jason Miller has been named the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Hale County, according to Hale County Judge Bill Coleman and Michael Clawson, AgriLife Extension district […]

AgriLife Extension names two new agents to Far West Texas posts

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Ray Bader, 432-336-8586, r-bader@tamu.edu FORT STOCKTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named two new county family and consumer sciences agents to posts in Crockett and Glasscock counties. Kailey Roberts, Crockett County, and Emilee Yanez, Glasscock County, reported to their respective counties on June 15, said Ray […]

AgriLife Extension agent positions filled in Potter, Oldham counties

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Austin Voyles, 806-373-0713, Austin.voyles@ag.tamu.edu Amanda Spiva, 806-267-2692, Amanda.spiva@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has made a few changes in the agriculture and natural resources agent positions for Oldham and Potter counties, said Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. Austin Voyles, who has spent the […]

Acuff appointed to national advisory committee

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Gary Acuff, director of the Texas A&M Center for Food Safety in College Station, has been appointed as a new member of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods. The appointment was made recently by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The national committee provides […]

Pioneer Leaders Award presented to AgriLife Extension agents for community efforts

HORSESHOE BAY — Two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service county agents were honored with the Dr. Frank W. Sheppard Jr. Pioneer Leaders Award by the Texas Rural Leadership Program at its recent conference in Horseshoe Bay. Alexis Cordova of Liberty County and Lorrie Coop of Haskell and Knox counties received the honor in recognition of […]

AgriLife Extension hires new irrigation specialist in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charles Hillyer, 806-677-5600, charles.hillyer@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Dr. Charles Hillyer has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation engineering specialist in Amarillo, with a joint Texas A&M AgriLife Research appointment. His first day was June 15. “I look forward to this opportunity to do advanced […]

AgriLife Extension names new wildlife specialist

Dr. John Tomecek is headquartered at San Angelo Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. John Tomecek, 325-653-4576, john.tomecek@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Dr. John Tomecek as the new wildlife specialist headquartered at San Angelo. Dr. Jim Cathey, AgriLife Extension associate department head in the department of wildlife […]