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.

Junior Master Gardener Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! Program takes shape in Houston schools

HOUSTON – Houston Independent School District elementary students are learning how to plant, tend and harvest nutritious vegetables thanks to the Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! program offered by the Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension Service Junior Master Gardener Program. Over the summer, teachers from HISD elementary schools received training on how implement the curriculum and […]

Olson, Jarvis inducted into Ag Economics Honor Registry

COLLEGE STATION – Mark Olson (’71) and Britt Jarvis (’85) are the newest inductees into the Texas A&M University Department of Agricultural Economics Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry. The Honor Registry is named after Tyrus R. Timm, who led the department for 20 years during its rise to prominence in teaching, research and extension. Timm […]

Producer participation requested in AgriLife Extension predator survey

SAN ANGELO – The 2018 Predator Survey by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will paint a more accurate picture of real returns for the state’s livestock operations in numbers and economic losses. “Predators cause economic hardship on Texas livestock producers annually,” said Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist based in San Angelo. “When you tally […]

10th Annual CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium Sept. 28 in Cleburne

CLEBURNE – Central Texas cattle producers will hear the latest updates on the cattle market and beef demand, plus herd health and management strategies at the 10th Annual CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium Sept. 28 in Cleburne. The workshop will be held at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse, 1315 S. Main in Cleburne. Registration begins at […]

Texas A&M animal science faculty receive honors from American Society of Animal Science

COLLEGE STATION – Faculty from the Texas A&M University department of science received honors from the American Society of Animal Science at its annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Reinaldo F. Cooke, associate professor, received the 2018 ASAS Early Career Achievement Award. Cooke developed an internationally recognized academic program, resulting in methods to improve efficiency […]

Menard County Range Workshop set for Oct. 3

MENARD – The 2018 Menard County Range Workshop sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Menard County Soil and Water Conservation District is set for Oct. 3 at the Murchison/Whitehead Memorial Youth Complex, 190 W. U.S. Highway 190 in Menard. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the program starting at 8 a.m. […]

Cow Country Congress set for Oct. 19 at Triple Son Farms in Centerville

CENTERVILLE – The 2018 Cow Country Congress is set for Oct. 19 at Triple Son Farms, 7532 Farm-to-Market Road 542 in Centerville. Registration is $20 per person, which includes lunch, by Oct. 12 and $30 after.  Credit card registration is accepted at https://bit.ly/2Mb6yry. Paper registration can be requested by calling 936-544-7502. “This year’s Cow Country […]

Landscape irrigation short courses set for Sept. 19-20 in Dallas

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M School of Irrigation will be conducting two one-day short courses dedicated to smart irrigation controllers and weather station operations Sept. 19-20 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. The Sept. 19 short  course will cover smart controllers, while the Sept. 20 short course will cover […]

National Extension Disaster Education Network conference Oct. 16-19 at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – The 2018 National Extension Disaster Education Network annual meeting is set for Oct. 16-19 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The event is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program. It will attract disaster education experts, educators and other professionals from across the […]

Steve Byrns retires after 36 years with AgriLife Extension communications

COLLEGE STATION – Steve Byrns, who brought real-life experiences as a livestock producer in West Texas to his job as a communications specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has retired after 36 years with the agency. Byrns joined AgriLife Extension in 1982 after working as the agriculture writer at the San Angelo Standard-Times. […]