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.

Five hour agriculture, pest management CEU event set for Nov. 30 in Edna

EDNA – A Five Hour CEU event is scheduled Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jackson County Services Building Auditorium, 411 N. Wells in Edna. The event is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Jackson County along with its field crops and beef committees. Other sponsors include […]

Alumni receive awards at Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences banquet

COLLEGE STATION – Three former students were chosen for Outstanding Early Career Alumni awards, while four alumni were honored with Outstanding Alumni Awards during the recent Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Legacy and Leadership Banquet held at the Brazos County Expo in Bryan. Outstanding Early Career Alumni Award recipients were Bridget […]

Calf market trends, forage production highlight South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic

BRENHAM – Beef cattle producers from throughout the South Central Texas region learned more about producing calves that fit the current market as well as enhancing forage production throughout the year at the 46th South Central Texas Cow-Calf clinic in Brenham. The cow-clinic is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the beef […]

Lillibridge receives Texas Academy Family Physicians Public Health Award

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Scott Lillibridge, director of the Center for Global Health and Innovation at Texas A&M University in College Station, has received the Texas Academy Family Physicians Public Health Award. Lillibridge received the award at the academy’s annual session recently in Galveston. The award recognizes individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to The […]

New office aims to strengthen relationships with U.S. livestock and poultry industries

COLLEGE STATION -The World Organisation for Animal Health, also known as OIE, officially opened the  U.S.-based liaison office in College Station Nov. 6 during a ceremony at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center. “Our modern agricultural economy is highly dependent upon two things: freedom from disease and trade,” said Dr. Melissa Berquist, director of the Institute […]

Master Marketer series set for Waco in 2018

WACO – The 2018 Master Marketer series, which assists farmers and ranchers in developing marketing plans to increase gross farm revenue up to 5 percent, is scheduled January through February in Waco at the Texas Farm Bureau Conference Center, 7410 Fish Pond Road. “The goal of the program is to equip participants to develop a […]

Texas agricultural losses from Hurricane Harvey estimated at more than $200 million

COLLEGE STATION – Hurricane Harvey, which decimated parts of South Central Texas and the upper Gulf Coast, caused more than $200 million in crop and livestock losses, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists. “The effects of Hurricane Harvey will linger for quite some time with our Texas farmers and ranchers,” said Dr. Doug […]

Agricultural trade, farm policy focus of 2017 Texas Plant Protection Conference

BRYAN – The importance of agricultural trade and current and future farm policy will be discussed at the 2017 Texas Plant Protection Association Conference Dec. 5-6 at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean for agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station, will give […]

Global trade, forage and weed management strategies highlight Cow Country Congress

CROCKETT – Global trade impacts on the beef industry as well as herbicide and forage management strategies were discussed recently at Cow Country Congress at Santa Rosa Ranch near Crockett. The event drew nearly 250 beef cattle producers from East Texas counties who also participated in a bull selection demonstration. The event was sponsored by […]

Victoria cotton, grain risk management and marketing workshop Dec. 5

VICTORIA –  A cotton and grain risk management and marketing workshop will be held from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Victoria Educational Gardens Pavilion, 333 Bachelor Drive in Victoria. Cost is $20 at the door and includes lunch. “This is an excellent opportunity to be briefed on the need for budgeting, crop insurance […]