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.

Stiles Farm Field Day set for June 19 in Thrall

THRALL – Feral hog trapping, soybean performance in the Blacklands, pecan tree management and the latest farm bill information will all be discussed at the Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled June 19 in Thrall. The field day is hosted by the Stiles Farm Foundation and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. There is no registration […]

Texas A&M Summer Horsemanship Schools enter 46th year

COLLEGE STATION – More than 100 former Texas A&M University Summer Horsemanship School instructors gathered as part of a reunion weekend to celebrate 46 consecutive years of the program at Texas A&M University. The event was held on the university campus and included guests of honor B.F. Yeates, Dr. Pete Gibbs and Dr. Gary Potter, […]

Cleere, Bracher, Winters inducted into Texas A&M agricultural economics honor registry

COLLEGE STATION – Kirk Cleere (’81), Paul Bracher (’78) and David Winters (’64) have been inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University. The induction, during a reception and dinner at Texas A&M, was part of the 2018 Corrigan-Goddard Foundation Entrepreneurial Dreams Symposium at the […]

AgriLife scientists uncover a new face of a famous protein, SWI2/SNF2 ATPase

COLLEGE STATION – A team of Texas A&M and Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists now have a deeper understanding of a large switch/sucrose non-fermentable (SWI/SNF) protein complex that plays a pivotal role in plant and human gene expression that causes life-threatening diseases such as cancer. Their findings could lead to more targeted therapies and help […]

AgriLife Extension conducting custom agricultural rates survey

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is conducting a survey to collect rates charged for custom agricultural operations and services across Texas. Dr. Steven Klose, AgriLife Extension economist in College Station, encourages farmers, ranchers, landowners and custom service providers to respond. “We receive a number of inquiries each year for custom rates […]

Goat Production and Marketing Workshop set for May 10 in Weslaco

WESLACO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension are hosting a goat production workshop May 10 in Weslaco. The free workshop will be from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, 2415 U.S. Highway 83. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with […]

East Side Row Crop Tour set for June 15 in Downsville

DOWNSVILLE – Corn variety trials will be showcased at the June 15 East Side Row Crop Tour in Downsville. The event is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Row Crop Committee for McLennan County. Cost is $5 and includes lunch sponsored by area agricultural businesses. RSVP is requested for accurate meal count by […]

Dr. O.D. Butler Forage Field Day to highlight leases, yaupon control

FRANKLIN – Mechanical and chemical yaupon control and a discussion of agricultural leases will highlight topics at the 32nd Dr. O.D. Butler Forage Field Day May 18 at the Camp Cooley Division of Circle X Land & Cattle Company. The ranch is located at 4297 Camp Cooley Ranch Road near Franklin. The event is hosted […]

Economist: Marketing plans can help Central Texas farmers capitalize on grain markets

McGREGOR – The impacts of potential trade tariffs on crops such as soybeans would send ripple effects through other agricultural commodities, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Mark Welch, grains marketing economist in College Station, told farmers at the Central Texas Small Grain Field Day at the McGregor Research Center that a Purdue […]

Texas A&M AgriLife’s novel winter-hardy hibiscus hybrids hitting U.S. market

VERNON – The 2018 Summer Spice Hardy Hibiscus collection by Texas A&M AgriLife Research debuts this weekend with 11 cultivars commercialized by J. Berry Nursery in Grand Saline. “For the first time ever, in collaboration with J. Berry Nursery, we have developed a number of compact cultivars with novel flower colors ranging from the illusive […]