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 […]

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 […]

AgriLife Extension names Nelson as new regional information technology specialist at Lubbock

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Alex Nelson, 806-746-6101, alex.nelson@ag.tamu.edu LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service named Alex Nelson as the new regional information technology specialist at Lubbock effective March 21. Nelson is responsible for coordinating all information technology endeavors across the 63 counties comprising AgriLife Extension’s North Region, said Dr. Jim […]

Former AgriLife Extension agent returns to Texas in Young County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Justin Rogers, 940-549-0737, Justin.rogers@ag.tamu.edu GRAHAM – Justin Rogers of Pocasset, Oklahoma, is returning to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as the newly hired agriculture and natural resources agent for Young County. Rogers began March 21. “We are very pleased to have Justin join us and bring with him […]

AgriLife Extension names new viticulturist

  Dr. Pierre Helwi assumes Lubbock post Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Pierre Helwi, 806-746-6101, pierre.helwi@ag.tamu.edu LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Dr. Pierre Helwi as the new viticulture program specialist at Lubbock. Helwi, who started March 11, is headquartered at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, […]

Stelly recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award in India

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Stelly, 979-845-2745, stelly@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. David Stelly recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Conference on Genetics and Cytogenetics at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad in Karnataka, India. Stelly, a professor of cytogenetics, genetics, genomics and plant breeding in the soil and […]

Adam Russell named communications specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife in Overton

 Contact: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu OVERTON — Adam Russell, who for eight years was a reporter for the Tyler Morning Telegraph, has joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Communications news team and will be based in Overton.            Russell was a regional reporter before taking the political reporter position where he covered state and local politics and […]

AgriLife Extension names new integrated pest management agent

  Erin Jones to serve Bailey, Castro and Parmer counties Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu   Contact: Dr. Charles Allen, 325-653-4576, ctallen@ag.tamu.edu   MULESHOE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Erin Jones as its new integrated pest management agent for Bailey, Castro and Parmer counties. Jones, who will be headquartered at the […]