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.

Texas A&M AgriLife unveils plans for state-of-the-art robotic greenhouse facility

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife unveiled plans May 22 for a multi-million dollar Automated Precision Phenotyping Greenhouse that will utilize advanced sensor technology to enhance agricultural crops in the areas of crop health, yield, nutrition, temperature, drought stress and other environmental conditions. “Global population growth coupled with consumer demands for more nutritious food calls […]

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course set for Aug. 5-7 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – The 65th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is set for Aug. 5-7 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The general session on Aug. 5 will focus on opportunities and challenges in the cattle business. “Each year we strive to provide ranchers with basic beef cattle production information, new technology in […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: New Texas A&M AgriLife Robotic greenhouse set for construction

COLLEGE STATION – A state-of-the-art robotic greenhouse used to develop superior agricultural crops and innovative consumer foods is set for groundbreaking May 22 at Texas A&M University. The ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center will unveil the new Automated Precision Phenotyping Greenhouse utilizing advanced sensor technology to enhance agricultural crops in […]

Hyde named sole finalist for director of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on Friday named Dr. Jeff Hyde sole finalist as director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Hyde is currently serving as acting associate dean and director of Penn State Extension, providing oversight of extension programs, operations and external relations. He also serves as […]

Texas A&M AgriLife, Food and Agriculture Organization renew partnership

ROME, ITALY – Texas A&M AgriLife, part of the Texas A&M University System, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations renewed their agreement May 10 to expand capacity for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in developing countries. The initial partnership began in 2014 and expanded to four enhanced program areas involving […]

Mazurkiewicz honored for Texas agriculture contributions

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, director of the Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program, part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, was recently honored at the Texas State Capitol for his contributions to the state’s agricultural industry. Mazurkiewicz was honored with a resolution by the Texas House of Representatives, read […]

Pike honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from Texas vegetable industry

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas International Produce Association recently honored Dr. Leonard Pike with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Viva Fresh Show in San Antonio. Pike, pioneer of the 1015 onion as well as other vegetables that contributed to the Texas economy, died Jan. 12. He was 78. Dr. Bhimu Patil, who was appointed […]

Patil awarded the Texas A&M University inaugural University Professorship

COLLEGE STATION – The inaugural University Professorship at Texas A&M University has been awarded to Dr. Bhimu Patil, professor and director of the Vegetable Improvement Center and U.S. Department of Agriculture National Center for Excellence, College Station. The honor recognizes Texas A&M faculty members who have significant, sustained accomplishment in their discipline and have gained […]

McGuill receives distinguished service award

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Peter McGuill, director of the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association at its annual conference in Amarillo. McGuill was honored for his work in coordinating annual educational content. […]