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.

AgriLife Extension interim leaders reflect on time helping guide the agency

COLLEGE STATION – Parr Rosson, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service interim director, and Bob Whitson, Ph.D., interim associate director for the agency’s state operations, are concluding their roles Aug. 31, and both say it’s been one of the most rewarding experiences. With Jeff Hyde, Ph.D., to begin work as the agency’s new director Sept. […]

Hyde appointed director of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Jeff Hyde has been appointed director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service following an Aug. 8 vote by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. Hyde will begin work Sept. 1 in College Station after previously serving as acting associate dean and director of Penn State Extension, providing oversight […]

Lacher to become director of Borlaug Center for Coffee Research and Education

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Tom Lacher will become director of the Center for Coffee Research and Education, part of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University in College Station, effective Aug. 15.  Lacher brings an extensive research background in conservation and biodiversity, which will help propel the center into new educational […]

Burkham appointed executive associate director of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Angela Burkham has been appointed executive associate director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Burkham is currently interim state program leader for family and community health. She also oversees North Region programming, which includes 41 counties surrounding Amarillo and Lubbock. Burkham will begin work in her new position with the […]

Demonstrations to be featured at Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

COLLEGE STATION – Fence building, brush control, live cattle handling and a carcass fabrication demonstration will be featured at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 7 in College Station. The short course, which runs Aug. 5-7, is the largest beef educational event in the country and attracts more than 2,200 attendees annually. Capital […]

Youth track to be featured as part of Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 5-7 at Texas A&M University in College Station will include a youth track featuring a number of educational sessions.         A tour of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will be one of the highlights along with a meat laboratory […]

Texas A&M AgriLife facilitates accreditation of University of Nairobi Mycotoxin Laboratory

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Office of the Texas State Chemist’s role in building a global food safety network to combat aflatoxin poisoning has taken another step forward with its recent accreditation of the University of Nairobi Mycotoxin Laboratory.   The mission to combat aflatoxin risk includes assisting laboratories worldwide in […]

Tjoelker to lead Texas A&M AgriLife development, donor activities

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M Foundation has named Allyson Tjoelker assistant vice president of development for Texas A&M AgriLife, effective June 1. Tjoelker will lead all development and donor activities for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as well as Texas A&M University System state agricultural agencies ­­— the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]