Kay Ledbetter is an associate editor/communication specialist for Texas AgriLife Research and Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Amarillo & Vernon. She worked 23 years at the Amarillo Globe-News as a general assignments reporter, farm and ranch reporter and editor, and assistant regional editor before joining the Texas A&M System in 2005. She earned a bachelor of science degree at West Texas State University in Canyon. She is responsible for writing news releases and feature articles from science-based information generated or provided by Research & Extension faculty at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo and at Vernon.

AgriLife Extension extends Path to the Plate program to youth

DUMAS – More than 700 Moore County youth and adults were the first in the Texas Panhandle to participate in a recent Path to the Plate Youth Expo and agriculture education event, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The youth expo is a signature event of the statewide Path to the Plate initiative, […]

Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting set for Dec. 11 in Claude

CLAUDE – The annual Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be held Dec. 11 in the Armstrong County Activities Building, 901 Hurley Ave. in Claude. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the program will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost will be $10 and […]

AgriLife Extension provides information on biopesticides

AMARILLO – Producers may have additional biological pesticides to add to their arsenal of control methods for pests such as corn earworm and cotton bollworm, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist in Amarillo. A producer’s pesticide options may be limited by product cost, effective classes, pest resistance, and the impact of a pesticide […]

Wheat rust showing up in High Plains, but treatment not recommended

AMARILLO – Recent and abundant rains in some areas have producers concerned about leaf rust that is appearing in High Plains wheat fields, but a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said treatment is not recommended at this time. “The weather conditions this year, particularly the late and significant precipitation we’ve received in different parts […]

Estate planning seminar set for Nov. 5 in Panhandle

PANHANDLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office in Carson County will host an Estate Planning Workshop on Nov. 5. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Carson County War Memorial, 501 Main St., Panhandle. The program will feature Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist from Amarillo. “Making end-of-life decisions can […]

Texas A&M’s Baltensperger named to USDA advisory board by Ag Secretary Perdue

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. David Baltensperger, head of the department of soil and crop sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station, has been named by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to serve on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board. Baltensperger is one of 10 members named to the Advisory Board. The […]