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.

Cattle tick, handling demonstrations featured at 47th South Texas Cow-Calf Clinic

BRENHAM – Ranchers working cattle this fall and winter, or surveying pastures and wildlife, need to be mindful of ticks harboring on livestock and forage habitats. Dr. Pete Teel, Texas A&M AgriLife Research entomologist in College Station, recently gave a tick update at the 47th South Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Brenham. Teel discussed a variety […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Texas A&M Human Behavior Lab to showcase technology at Nov. 16 open house

COLLEGE STATION – Eye tracking, facial expressions and other human emotions are integral parts of consumer purchasing studies and other social science evaluations conducted by the Texas A&M Human Behavior Laboratory. The research lab will host an open house from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Centeq Building, 1500 Research Parkway, Suite 221 in College […]

Sheep shearing, wool and mohair schools set for Jan. 12-14 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host multiple comprehensive wool education schools at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87. The Texas A&M AgriLife Shearing School and the Wool and Mohair Schools are scheduled for Jan. 12-14. The shearing school continues to […]

Viticulture diseases, pest management workshop set Dec. 12 in Anderson

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service viticulture program will host a Disease and Pest Management program Dec. 12 at The Grand View Vineyard, 10365 Country Spring Road, in Anderson. Bill Thomas, owner of Grand View Vineyard, is hosting the event. The program will offer five Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator continuing […]

Future innovations in agriculture theme of Texas Plant Protection Conference Dec. 4-5

COLLEGE STATION – Innovations in Texas Agriculture for a Profitable Ag Future is the theme for the 30th Texas Plant Protection Association Conference Dec. 4-5 at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. “We are looking forward to learning more about innovations in agriculture during this digital and genomics era,” said Dr. Kranthi Mandadi, […]

Texas A&M AgriLife climate conference evaluates impacts, solutions

COLLEGE STATION – Climate and its impacts on agricultural and ecological systems highlighted a recent symposium held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The conference was part of the Texas A&M University Grand Challenge initiative funded by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. A variety […]

New Training for veterinarians in 14 African countries to help combat infectious diseases

COLLEGE STATION – Some 180 veterinarians drawn from 14 African countries will benefit from In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology, or ISAVET, a training program launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, of the United Nations and the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The countries involved include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, […]

Simpson named Agricultural Engineer of the Year by ASABE Texas Section

COLLEGE STATION – Shay Simpson, associate program director for Texas A&M AgriLife Research Corporate Relations, has been named Agricultural Engineer of the Year by the Texas Section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Simpson received the award at the Texas Section annual meeting in Temple. “This award recognizes a Texas Section ASABE […]

Fisher County Fall Field Day Nov. 6 to feature feral hog control, new cover crops

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Fisher County will host its Fall Field Day Nov. 6 at Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 1701 S. First St. in Roby. The field day will kick off at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at noon with lunch at Rough Creek BBQ. It will entail […]

Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center at Texas A&M designated Center for Excellence

COLLEGE STATION – The Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research at Texas A&M University in College Station, has been designated as a National Center of Excellence on Melons by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture, or NIFA. NIFA Centers for Excellence are recognized by their success […]