AgriLife Extension names Garrett Cline new Runnels County agent

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marty Gibbs, 325-653-4576, mj-gibbs@tamu.edu BALLINGER – Garrett Cline has been named the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Runnels County. The announcement was made by Runnels County Judge Barry Hilliard and Marty Gibbs, AgriLife Extension district administrator at San Angelo. “We’re very pleased […]

AgriLife Extension 4-H agent hired for Randall County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andrew Moritz, 806-468-5543, Andrew.moritz@ag.tamu.edu CANYON – Andrew Moritz has returned to his native state in his position as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H youth development agent for Randall County. He began May 14. “We are excited to have Andrew join our AgriLife Extension team in Randall […]

Redmon recognized by alma mater with Outstanding Alumni Award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state forage specialist at College Station, was recently recognized with the Stephen F. Austin State University Department of Agriculture Outstanding Alumni Award. “Larry is in my all-time top 10 out of about 3,000 […]

Texas A&M ecosystem science and management professor earns recognition

Teaching strategy incorporates research process learning Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ben Wu, 979-845-7334,  xbw@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Ben Wu believes in taking his research to the classroom to make sure his students understand the science. But more important, he said, is teaching them how to apply the “process” of science to […]

New AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agent hired in Hutchinson County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Alesha Ward, 806-878-4026, Alesha.ward@ag.tamu.edu BORGER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Alesha Ward to fill the position of family and consumer sciences agent in Hutchinson County. “Alesha has a heart for helping people, and we are excited to have her and her unique abilities to communicate, […]

Veteran AgriLife Extension entomologist retires

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Rick Minzenmayer, 325-365-5212, r-minzenmayer@tamu.edu   BALLINGER – Richard “Rick” Minzenmayer, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated pest management entomologist for Runnels and Tom Green counties, will retire April 27, culminating a 30-year career with the agency. Minzenmayer has held his current position, which also includes parts of Concho and […]

AgriLife Extension agent not new to Potter County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Lizabeth Gresham, 373-0713, lizabeth.gresham@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – After two years of serving Potter County as the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program family and consumer sciences agent, Lizabeth Gresham will take on the same position with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for the county, according to an AgriLife […]

New AgriLife Extension agronomist hired for Rolling Plains

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Emi Kimura, 940-552-9941, emi.kimura@ag.tamu.edu VERNON – Dr. Emi Kimura has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist to serve the Rolling Plains area, and she will office at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center south of Vernon. Dr. Mark McFarland, AgriLife Extension […]

AgriLife Extension hires new family and consumer sciences agent in Ochiltree County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Amy Griffin, 806-435-4501, amy.griffin@ag.tamu.edu PERRYTON – Amy Griffin has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Ochiltree County, according to Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. Griffin, of Cedar Lane, began March 23 and will spend the first […]

Akey named director at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

COLLEGE STATION —  The Texas A&M System Board of Regents has named Dr. Bruce L. Akey director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Akey began as executive deputy director at the lab in June of 2014 and had served as interim director since September 2014. “Dr. Akey has shown outstanding leadership in veterinary […]