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 to offer three trainings for dicamba-tolerant cotton, soybean use

AMARILLO – Special training will be required in 2018 for new dicamba formulations applied on tolerant cotton and soybean crops, according to Environmental Protection Agency labeling revisions. The Texas Department of Agriculture has approved training and certification administered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, BASF and Monsanto for use of the new dicamba formulations. To […]

Dec. 13 webinar to explain Military OneSource for caregiver support

AMARILLO – The Military Families Learning Network’s Military Caregiving concentration will host a Department of Defense webinar titled “Many Needs, One Source: Navigating Military OneSource for Caregiver Support” Dec. 13. This and other webinars are offered through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program to provide professional development and interactive resources for those unable to leave […]

Fumonisin update meetings set Dec. 19 in Dumas, Dimmitt

AMARILLO – Texas Corn Producers and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host two update meetings Dec. 19 regarding fumonisin issues in corn this year and what to expect for 2018. “These meetings will offer our farmers an opportunity to review the regulations and policies related to fumonisin and provide guidance on planning for […]

Estate planning, ag leasing conference set Dec. 12 in Miami

MIAMI – An Estate Planning and Ag Leasing Conference will be hosted Dec. 12 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Roberts County. The conference will be from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex in Miami. RSVP is requested by Dec. 8 to 806-868-3191 or mcwilkes@ag.tamu.edu. Registration is $10 and seating is […]

Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting set for Dec. 12 in Claude

CLAUDE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting will be Dec. 12 in the Armstrong County Activity Building, 901 Hurley St. in Claude. “This meeting offers an opportunity for our local producers to hear updates on different commodities and issues,” said Derek Williamson, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources […]

Annual Red River Crops Conference set Jan. 17-18

ALTUS, Oklahoma – The fifth annual Red River Crops Conference is set for Jan. 17-18 at the Southwest Technology Center, 711 W. Tamarack Road, Altus, Oklahoma. “Planning for Success – Crop Production Information Designed for Southwest Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains,” will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Oklahoma State […]