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.

Landscape design programs set for July 25 in Canyon

CANYON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Randall County will continue its Summer Horticulture Series July 25 with tips on landscape design. Liz Moore, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent in Randall County, said the four-part series is designed to concentrate each month on a topic of value to homeowners. This month Dr. Bill Welch, AgriLife […]

New potato varieties to be highlighted at July 13 field day near Springlake

SPRINGLAKE – The annual Potato Field Day in the High Plains featuring the Texas A&M University AgriLife Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program will be July 13. The program is jointly hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Bruce Barrett Springlake Potatoes Inc. Attendees should assemble at 10 a.m. at Springlake Potato Sales, located 12.5 […]

Xcel Energy/4-H Power Camp provides youth with leadership skills

FLOYDADA – About 90 youth from the Panhandle and South Plains districts attended the annual Xcel Energy/4-H Power Camp June 30-July 2 at the Plains Baptist Encampment near Floydada. The goal of this camp is for the youth involved in Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s 4-H program to learn about leadership, electricity and team building, […]

High tunnel value proven in High Plains vegetable production

AMARILLO – High tunnels at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research station near Bushland have made a difference between having a vegetable crop and not having one. “Texas A&M AgriLife Research is really trying to reinvigorate their vegetable program, putting extra effort into production across the state,” said Dr. Charlie Rush, AgriLife Research plant pathologist in […]

Texas A&M AgriLife partners with Tunisia to improve soil management

COLLEGE STATION – Improving the livelihood of small-acreage landholders is the goal of recent trips to Tunisia by Texas A&M AgriLife faculty members focusing on soil management and sustainability in cereal crops to improve the country’s overall economics. Fostered by the U.S. Embassy in Tunis and the U.S. Department of State, a pilot partnership was […]