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.

High, low input farming discussed at 54th Stiles Farm Field Day

THRALL – Blackland farmers from across the region toured sorghum, corn and cotton fields learning more about using high and low input crop production at the recent 54th Stiles Farm Foundation Field Day in Thrall. The annual field day showcases the latest in production agriculture at the Stiles Farm, which serves as a teaching platform […]

Brush control, chute-side, fencing demonstrations planned for Beef Cattle Short Course

COLLEGE STATION – Live cattle working, fence building, tractor equipment and Brush Busters demonstrations are among several activities planned for the 63rd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 7-9 at Texas A&M University in College Station. All demonstrations will be Aug. 9 at various locations. They will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude […]

East Side Row Crop Tour set for June 16 in Asa

ASA – The East Side Row Crop Tour is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon June 16 in Asa. The tour is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service row crop committees in McLennan and Falls counties. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the field. To get to the field, from the E. Leona […]

Barbecue Summer Camp teaches finer aspects of smoking meat

COLLEGE STATION – Who says summer camp is just for youth? At Texas A&M University, adults flocked to summer barbecue camp in College Station by the hundreds to find out how to cook great beef brisket, pork ribs, chicken and other cuts of meat suited best for the pit. Barbecue Summer Camp is so popular […]

Stiles Farm Field Day to feature high/low input farming techniques

THRALL – The Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled June 20 will feature the latest innovations in corn, sorghum and cotton production using low and high input methods, plus presentations on herd bull selection and cattle marketing. The field day is hosted by the Stiles Farm Foundation and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. There is […]

AgriLife Research receives USDA-NIFA grant for phenotyping tool development

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research will receive $490,000 over a three-year period as part of an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, project grant to develop analytical tools and determine if these can help select superior corn varieties. The U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded the grant funds, which […]

Hay storage options, forage management discussed at O.D. Butler Forage Field Day

FRANKLIN – Producing hay requires both time and expense, but it can lead to unwanted waste if bales are left sitting in the field, according to experts. To preserve nutritive value and money, there are options that can be implemented to manage unwanted waste, said Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state forage […]

Grant project to create online tool to assist in rural economic development

COLLEGE STATION – An online modeling tool to assist with identifying potential economic development opportunities in rural communities will be developed as part of a collaborative effort led by Texas A&M AgriLife, Iowa State University and Michigan State University. By analyzing federal employment and payroll statistics or “big data” the research team will more accurately […]

Battleground to Breaking Ground Ag Workshop and Farm Tour June 2-3

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas AgrAbility and Battleground to Breaking Ground Project are hosting a free farm tour and workshop June 2-3 geared toward veterans, beginning farmers and ranchers, individuals with disabilities and those starting in an agriculture business. The tour and workshop will be at the K Bar M Ranch, 7903 Pittman Road in […]

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course set for Aug. 7-9

COLLEGE STATION – The 63rd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is scheduled Aug. 7-9 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The short course is the largest beef cattle educational event in the country and attracts more than 1,600 beef cattle producers from Texas and abroad, according to organizers. The short course is hosted […]