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.

Rolling Plains Applicator Training set for Jan. 22 in Burkburnett

BURKBURNETT – A Rolling Plains Applicator Training will be conducted Jan. 22 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Wichita County at the Wichita County Precinct 2 Shop, 102 W. College, Burkburnett. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The fee is $30 and covers lunch. Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – two […]

Llano Estacado Cotton Conference set for Jan. 29 in Muleshoe

MULESHOE – The multicounty Llano Estacado Cotton Conference will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Jan. 29 at the Bailey County Electric Cooperative, 610 East American Blvd., Muleshoe. The AgriLife Extension offices in Bailey and Parmer counties are collaborating to address the concerns of cotton producers in this area, according to […]

Benavidez tapped to fill AgriLife Extension economist position in Amarillo

AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Dr. Justin Benavidez to serve as the new economic specialist in Amarillo. Dr. Mark Waller, acting head and associate head for AgriLife Extension in the department of agricultural economics, said Benavidez was picked from a strong pool of applicants. “Dr. Benavidez rose to the top […]

Baker honored with Texas A&M AgriLife Research Director’s Award

COLLEGE STATION – Shannon Baker, a research associate with Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Amarillo, was recognized with the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Director’s Technical Staff Support Award on Jan. 8 at a ceremony on the Texas A&M University campus. The Research Director’s Awards seek to recognize and reward the achievements of individuals and teams […]

Texas Panhandle Vegetable Production Research Team earns AgriLife honors

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Panhandle Vegetable Production Research Team was recognized with the 2019 Texas A&M AgriLife Research Director’s Award for Collaboration during an awards ceremony on the Texas A&M University campus. The Research Director’s Awards seek to recognize and reward the achievements of individuals and teams with outstanding work to support the agency’s […]

Top of Texas Cotton Conference set for Jan. 28 in Pampa

PAMPA – The multi-county Top of Texas Cotton Conference will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Jan. 28 at the M. K. Brown Auditorium, 1100 W. Coronado Drive, Pampa. The AgriLife Extension offices in Carson, Gray, Roberts, Wheeler and Armstrong counties are collaborating to address the concerns of cotton producers in […]