I am a media relations specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Communications, serving both Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. I provide media support for various departments and programs, including agricultural economics, animal science, the Office of the State Chemist and bioenergy research.

Chemigation workshop set for Jan. 24

COLLEGE STATION —  A Jan. 24 workshop will cover the techniques and systems involved in chemigation — the practice of applying chemicals using an irrigation system. Chemigation is the practice of applying chemicals, such as pesticides or herbicides through an irrigation system. “Last summer, we got many questions from growers about chemigation,” said Charles Swanson, […]

One of the world’s largest sheep, goat educational events set for Aug. 16-17

SAN ANGELO – The fifth Texas Sheep and Goat Expo conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is set for Aug.16-17 in San Angelo’s 1st Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena on the San Angelo Fairgrounds. The statewide event, billed as one of the largest sheep and goat industry educational programs  in the world, […]

Last Chance CEU Training Course set for Jan. 22 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – The Last Chance CEU Training Course is set for Jan. 22 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 7887 U.S. Highway 87 North, San Angelo.         The program will feature a number of topics covering integrated pest management, or IPM, trees and landscape diseases, pesticide laws and regulations, and drift […]

Continued demand for Texas barbecue fueling beef consumption

COLLEGE STATION – Continued strong demand for Texas barbecue will help fuel the need for steady supplies of beef in 2019, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service livestock economist. “I definitely think barbecue demand is driving the demand for beef,” said Dr. David Anderson, who gave an outlook presentation on a variety of […]

Pesticide waste collection in Wharton County leads to $228,000 in savings

WHARTON – With half-empty containers of pesticide stacking up in barns, farmers in the Wharton County area were patiently waiting for the opportunity for responsible disposal as part of being good land stewards, according to experts. Pesticide applicators generate and accumulate a significant amount of pesticide waste in the form of empty containers and unused […]

Longtime AgriLife Research economist Dr. James Richardson to retire

COLLEGE STATION – Since the mid-1980s, the simulation model developed by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research economist has been used to evaluate countless farm bill proposals by Congress to determine both the good and bad financial outcomes for U.S. farmers. After a 41-year career with the Texas A&M System, Dr. James Richardson, co-director of the […]

Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic Jan. 3 in Cameron

CAMERON –  The Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic, one of the longest-running programs offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is scheduled for Jan. 3 at the Milam County Youth Building, 301 S. Houston St. in Cameron. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. RSVP is requested by Dec. 31 by calling the AgriLife Extension office […]

From the Ground Up Conference offered for health professionals Jan. 15

WACO – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program, From the Ground Up – Connecting Agriculture and Health, is scheduled for Jan. 15 at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave. in Waco. The conference, which will be from 8:50 a.m.-4 p.m., is for health care professionals, registered dieticians, registered nurses, educators and students. Cost […]

Neely new president of Texas Plant Protection Association

BRYAN – Dr. Clark Neely, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small grain specialist in College Station, has been announced as the new president of the Texas Plant Protection Association at the annual conference held recently in Bryan. Neely became the new association president after Dr. Kranthi Mandadi, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist at Weslaco, who […]