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 hires plant pathologist to serve Amarillo region

AMARILLO – Dr. Ken Obasa has been hired as a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathology specialist in Amarillo and assistant professor in the Texas A&M University department of plant pathology and microbiology. Obasa brings to his new position previous work with plant pathogens and experience with multiple crop species of cowpea, corn, rice, […]

Not just animal feed: Sorghum packs nutritious punch for people

AMARILLO – “How many of y’all eat sorghum?” That’s the first question Lizabeth Gresham, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and community health agent in Potter County, asked a group of producers and seed representatives at a recent sorghum field day west of Amarillo. Gresham spoke at the field day to share the message of […]

Women’s land stewardship conference offered Oct. 1-2 in Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a two-day land stewardship conference, “Empowering Women – New Stewardship Traditions,” Oct. 1-2 at the Inn on Barons Creek in Fredericksburg. The conference, funded in part by the Ruth and Eskel Bennett Trust, is an effort to reach women landowners who want to learn more […]

Food managers certification, training set Oct. 11-12 in Lubbock

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Lubbock County will offer a Professional Food Manager Certification Training Course Oct. 11-12 at the agency’s office, 916 Main St., Suite 401, Lubbock. Under the Texas Department of State Health Services jurisdiction, each food establishment is required to have one certified food manager employed by that […]

New AgriLife Extension horticulture agent hired in Lubbock County

LUBBOCK – Christina Reid knew when she moved back to Lubbock she wanted to work as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture agent for Lubbock County. The opportunity arose, and she began her new position on Sept. 17. “AgriLife Extension is extremely fortunate to add Christina Reid to the Lubbock County Extension faculty,” said […]

Powerful Tools for Caregivers series to begin Oct. 1 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – A six-week “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend will be offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service each Monday from Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. “You will benefit from this class whether you are helping […]