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 […]

New Hidalgo County horticulturist is living her dream job

EDINBURG  —  When Ashley Gregory attended Master Gardener classes in South Texas, she came away with much more than the ability to garden — she began to grow a career. “I was just out of college and I was so impressed with the class instructor, Barbara Storz,” Gregory said. “She was so full of passion […]

AgriLife Extension’s South Plains District hires three new county agents

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Michael Clawson, 806-746-6101, m-clawson@tamu.edu LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s South Plains District has hired three new agents, said Michael Clawson, the district’s Lubbock-based administrator. Clawson said the three agents, all with June 1 hire dates, are: Melode Watson, family and consumer sciences in Crosby County; Cassidy […]

AgriLife Extension names new Burnet County agent

Kelly Tarla assumes agriculture and natural resources post Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marty Gibbs, 325-653-4576, mj-gibbs@tamu.edu BURNET – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Kelly Tarla the new agriculture and natural resources agent for Burnet County. Making the announcement were Burnet County Judge James Oakley and AgriLife Extension district director Marty […]

Noted animal welfare expert Ted Friend to retire after 38 years at Texas A&M

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – For 38 years, Dr. Ted Friend has walked up and down the stairs of the Kleberg Animal Science Building at Texas A&M University where he established himself as a national expert and researcher on animal behavior and welfare. “It’s been a lot of fun,” said Friend, who […]