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.

Houston Urban Food Production Conference July 27

HOUSTON –  The Houston Urban Food Production Conference, covering commercial and backyard food growing, as well as selling produce, will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 27 at the University of Houston Downtown campus, 201 Girard St. in Houston. Sponsors are the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Prairie View A&M University Cooperative […]

Farm bill cotton decision workshop July 18 in Uvalde

UVALDE – A Uvalde workshop scheduled for July 18 will help cotton producers understand new rules in dealing with generic acres and production as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which amended the 2014 Farm Bill adding seed cotton as a covered commodity The workshop is free and will begin at 9 a.m. […]

Veterinary school tour part of Beef Cattle Short Course youth track program

COLLEGE STATION – A tour of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will be part of an in-depth youth track component of the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 6-8 in College Station. The youth track program is open to students ages 13 to 18 and is limited to 45 […]

Extension Epsilon Sigma Phi-Alpha Zeta Chapter hosts career conference

CONROE — “Leading Your Career” was the theme for the recent conference held by the Epsilon Sigma Phi-Texas Alpha Zeta chapter, a national organization dedicated to fostering standards of excellence and development for Extension professionals. The two-day conference in Conroe featured a number of speakers, including Dr. Parr Rosson, interim director of the Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Beef cattle production seminar June 28 at Weslaco

WESLACO – South Texas beef producers will learn more about the outlook for the cattle market outlook and adding value to marketing their livestock at a beef cattle production seminar June 28 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, 2415 U.S. Highway 83. The free event, which includes lunch, is hosted […]

Patil elected new horticulture for human health chair

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Bhimu Patil, head of the Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center at Texas A&M University in College Station, has been elected chair of horticulture for human health for the International Society for Horticultural Sciences, or ISHS. Headquartered in Belgium, the newly restructured division launched by the ISHS Council and Executive Committee consists […]

Milam County Row Crop Tour set for June 29

CAMERON – The Milam County Row Crop Tour has been set for June 29 and will feature a number of area demonstration variety trials and a market outlook. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Milam County, 100 East 1st St. in Cameron. Cost is $10 and includes […]

New Texas A&M AgriLife leader continues Texas tour

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M’s new vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences is touring the state for a first-hand look at new innovations to better align agriculture with a health focus to benefit producers, consumers, the environment and the economy. Dr. Patrick Stover, also acting director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, is […]

Yaupon presents problems for range pasture management

FRANKLIN – Yaupon, yaupon and more yaupon. The war for ranchers against this perennial seems to never be over, but there are viable control measures, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts, speaking at the recent O.D. Butler Forage Field Day and Camp Cooley Ranch. “It’s a perennial and comes back even when […]

Understanding how to control ‘jumping’ genes

COLLEGE STATION – A team of Texas A&M University and Texas AgriLife Research scientists have made a new discovery of how a single protein, Serrate, plays dual roles in controlling jumping genes. The work will greatly help scientists manipulate gene expression for breeding better crops as well as design a more efficient therapeutic strategy for […]