Three named Fellows in rare move by American Phytopathological Society

           COLLEGE STATION — Three Texas A&M University plant pathology and microbiology faculty members have been elected Fellows of the American Phytopathological Society.            Drs. Charles Kenerley, Leland “Sandy” Pierson III and Karen-Beth Goldberg Scholthof were honored during the society’s recent annual meeting in Pasadena, California.            “It is rare to have three APS Fellows from the same […]

McFarland to retire after long career with Texas A&M

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Mark McFarland has worn many hats during his 35-year career with the Texas A&M University System, but on Aug. 31, he will be removing them all. Gone will be the hat he wore as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service soil fertility specialist in College Station. […]

AgriLife Extension hires Josh Kouns for Baylor County agriculture position

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Josh Kouns, 940-889-5581, josh.kouns@ag.tamu.edu SEYMOUR – Josh Kouns has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Baylor County, according to Miles Dabovich, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon. Kouns will begin training Aug. 17 in Palo Pinto County and start in […]

AgriLife’s Simpson awarded the 2015 Calvin Sperling Memorial Biodiversity Lectureship

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Stelly, 979-845-2745, stelly@tamu.edu Dr. Charles Simpson, c-simpson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Charles Simpson, peanut germplasm explorer and breeder and Texas A&M AgriLife Research emeritus, has been selected as the awardee and speaker for the Crop Science Society of America 2015 Calvin Sperling Biodiversity Lectureship on Nov. 17 […]

AgriLife Extension names new risk management specialist

Will Keeling accepts Lubbock post Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu   Contact: Will Keeling, 806-723-8445, will.keeling@ag.tamu.edu LUBBOCK – Will Keeling began Aug. 3 as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service risk management specialist at Lubbock. Keeling, who is headquartered at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, will provide support and education for […]

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 […]