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.

July 18 webinar to highlight post-trauma changes

AMARILLO – The Military Families Learning Network’s Military Caregiving program will host a free  professional development webinar July 18 titled Opportunities and Possibilities: Posttraumatic Growth in Research and Practice. This will be Part 1 of a two-part series, said Andrew Crocker, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist in gerontology and health, Amarillo. The second […]

Dryland cotton suffering while irrigated cotton looks good

AMARILLO – Much like producers’ fields across the High Plains, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cotton trials are seeing a significant difference in performance this year between dryland and irrigated trials. “While cotton can tolerate hot and dry conditions better than many crops, this year’s drought is taking a toll on dryland fields,” said […]

New AgriLife Extension dairy specialist located in Amarillo

AMARILLO – Dr. Juan Piñeiro, veterinarian, joined the faculty at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo on July 1 as a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service dairy specialist. Coming to Amarillo is a return to the Panhandle for Piñeiro, who completed an internship four years ago at the Coldwater Dairy in […]

Cattle Trails Wheat and Stocker Cattle Conference set July 31 in Lawton

LAWTON, Oklahoma – Parts of Texas and Oklahoma are suffering under drought conditions, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist. Producers looking for management practices to help mitigate the potential for loss under these conditions can attend the Cattle Trails Wheat and Stocker Cattle Conference on July 31 in Lawton, Oklahoma. The annual event […]

July 5 webinar to discuss invasive grasses in rangeland

COLLEGE STATION – Invasive grasses will be the topic of a July 5 webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. “King Ranch and Kleberg Bluestem Management” is the next in the Texas Range Webinar Series, scheduled on the first Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m., said […]