Leader in Texas A&M AgriLife plant breeding process dies

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. John Sweeten, 806-677-5600, j-sweeten@tamu.edu VERNON – Texas A&M AgriLife Research lost a tremendous asset July 27 when Steve Brown, Texas Foundation Seed Service program director in Vernon, was killed in a car accident. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Sullivan Funeral Home, 1801 Houston St. in Vernon. Visitation […]

Abbreviated rodeo career steers Texas man to national intercollegiate coach of the year

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Al Wagner, 979-845-7023, a-wagner@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — It’s often said that when one gate closes another one opens. But that can be hard to fathom at 20-something. Al Wagner had his heart set on wrestling steers and riding bulls and bareback horses on the rodeo circuit while a […]

Harness named to Investment News Top 40

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Nathan Harness, 979-845-2527, nharness@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Nathan Harness, director of the TD Ameritrade Financial Planning program at Texas A&M University, has been named to Investment News 40 Under 40, which recognizes the top 40 leading individuals in the financial advice industry. The selection criteria, according to […]

Kingston trades AgriLife Extension position in Kent County for Parker County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Jay Kingston, 817-598-6168, jkingsto@ag.tamu.edu WEATHERFORD – Jay Kingston, a longtime Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent in Kent County, has moved east to fill the same position in Parker County. “Jay brings 17 years of AgriLife Extension work experience to Parker County,” said Miles Dabovich, […]

New AgriLife Extension assistant named in Taylor County

  Thomas Cunningham assumed agriculture and natural resources/4-H post July 15 Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marty Gibbs, 325-653-4576, mj-gibbs@tamu.edu ABILENE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service named Thomas Cunningham the new AgriLife Extension assistant for agriculture and natural resources/4-H in Taylor County effective July 15. The announcement was made by AgriLife Extension […]

Dr. Douglas Tolleson named to AgriLife Research station post at Sonora

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Douglas Tolleson, 325-387-3168, Douglas.Tolleson@ag.tamu.edu            SONORA – After more than three decades, the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora is changing leadership.            Dr. Douglas Tolleson, who is no stranger to the Texas A&M University System or its AgriLife Research or Texas A&M […]

Athletic coach hired as new AgriLife Extension 4-H agent in Wichita County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Donny Gray, 940-716-8610, Donny.gray@ag.tamu.edu WICHITA FALLS – Donny Gray may have spent years as a football coach, but he doesn’t expect to have a difficult time transitioning to his new position as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H youth development agent in Wichita County. “We are pleased to […]

Two communicators named to guide Texas A&M AgriLife entities

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Two professionals have joined Texas A&M AgriLife to manage marketing and communications plans, according to Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences for the Texas A&M University System. Lara Kohl Burhenn is the new communications and marketing manager for the Texas A&M […]

Hopkins returns to AgriLife Extension as agent in Haskell County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Darlene Hopkins, 940-864-2658, Darlene.hopkins@ag.tamu.edu HASKELL – After more than 15 years away from the agency, Darlene Hopkins has returned to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as the family and consumer sciences agent for Haskell County. Hopkins, a native of Seagraves, spent 10 years in King, Dickens and Stephens […]

AgriLife Extension names Amanda Gobeli to state quail study post

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, d-rollins@tamu.edu Amanda Gobeli, 325-653-4576, agobeli@tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Amanda Gobeli as the new associate in quail studies. Gobeli is headquartered at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo. “Amanda will be […]