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.

International beef initiative launched by Texas A&M animal science

COLLEGE STATION – A new international beef initiative is underway by the Texas A&M University department of animal science, emphasizing research and educational activities related to cattle adapted to subtropical and tropical climates. Dr. Cliff Lamb, department head, said two new faculty positions have been created to lead this effort. The initiative includes establishing a […]

Centex Beef Symposium Sept. 29 at Swinging B Ranch in Axtell

AXTELL – Live cattle demonstrations, a ranch tour and ribeye steak dinner will be the featured activities at the Centex Beef Cattle Symposium Sept. 29 at the Swinging B Ranch, 1652 Kirkland Hill Road in Axtell. Cost is $25 and RSVP is requested by Sept. 22 by calling 254-757-5180. One general Texas Department of Agriculture […]

Neighborly love: Hay, animal supplies trucked in from all over to assist Texas Hurricane Harvey ag producers

NOME – The outpouring of support from neighboring states has been overwhelming, said Mike Doguet, owner of Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch Turf Farm in Nome, Texas. “We have had truckloads of hay coming from all over,” Doguet said. “It’s just been amazing.” Doguet, along with his son-in-law Matt Willey, opened up their warehouse facility at […]

AgConnect simulation exercise draws national animal health leaders

COLLEGE STATION – Veterinary health practitioners, federal and state officials, and others from across Texas and the U.S. recently participated in a two-day animal health exercise utilizing AgConnect, a suite of tools used to collect data in the field and analyze it in real time. The activities included a simulated disease outbreak that demonstrated how […]

Texas A&M agricultural economics tailgate and AgriLife Extension program set Sept. 30

COLLEGE STATION – Ag Policy, International Trade Outlook and Student Study Abroad Experiences is the theme for the Sept. 30 program and tailgate hosted by the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University. “We want former students, current students and friends of the department to come join us for these events,” said Dr. Parr […]

Cow Country Congress set Oct. 13 at Santa Rosa Ranch in Crockett

CROCKETT – Global trade impacts, herbicide and forage management, bull selection and winter feeding strategies will be the featured topics at Cow Country Congress scheduled Oct. 13 at Santa Rosa Ranch in Crockett. The event is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Santa Rosa Ranch and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. […]

Cotton gin trash finding new life for electrical power

COLLEGE STATION – Finding sustainable markets for gin trash, wood chips and other waste products could be viable in producing more electrical power for a growing global population, according to researchers. A demonstration was held recently on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station showcasing a biomass-fueled fluidized bed gasifier, utilizing cotton gin […]

No major disruptions to ag trade expected at Houston shipping ports

COLLEGE STATION – No significant disruptions of agricultural commodities to Houston’s main shipping ports are anticipated after Hurricane Harvey dropped historic amounts of rainfall, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Luis Ribera, director of the Center for North American Studies at Texas A&M University in College Station, said Texas’ agricultural commodities […]

Texas cotton-growing regions affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION – Texas cotton-growing regions in the upper coastal and lower Blacklands areas have been severely impacted by Hurricane Harvey, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cotton marketing economist. Dr. John Robinson, College Station, said harvest activities were only 40 percent complete leading up to the arrival of Hurricane Harvey. “I have also […]

1.2 million beef cows in 54 Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION – The 54 Texas counties declared a disaster area due to Hurricane Harvey contain over 1.2 million beef cows, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture inventory report. “That’s 27 percent of the state’s cowherd,” said Dr. David Anderson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service livestock economist in College Station. “That’s a conservative estimate […]