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, Cinch host educational cattle sorting event May 27-28 in Decatur

DECATUR – The first Texas Cinch Ranch Sorting National Championship School and Fun Beginner Sorting Event will be hosted May 27-28 at the National Roper’s Supply Arena in Decatur. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Wise County is jointly sponsoring the event with Cinch and Total Equine Feeds. Other event cooperators include a number […]

Livestock producers should be aware of small-headed sneezeweed

COLLEGE STATION – One plant currently flowering across different parts of the state is poisonous and should be of concern to ranchers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Small-headed sneezeweed, which falls in the sunflower family, is a native, warm-season annual that grows statewide except for the East Texas Piney Woods and […]

Horticulture series planned for next four months in Canyon

CANYON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Randall County will offer a four-part Summer Horticulture Series to provide tips and expertise on summer gardening and landscape issues. “Our hope for this series is to provide a concentrated time each month to focus on horticulture topics valuable to homeowners,” said Liz Moore, AgriLife Extension […]

New ScottsMiracle-Gro Facility for Lawn and Garden Research opens at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – The ScottsMiracle-Gro Facility for Lawn and Garden Research, located at 3100 F&B Road in College Station, officially opened May 3. The new facility is part of a long-term agreement among ScottsMiracle-Gro, Texas A&M AgriLife and the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “The partnership with ScottsMiracle-Gro greatly increases our capacity […]