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.

I-40 Wheat Meeting set Feb. 12 in Vega

VEGA – The I-40 Wheat Meeting, set Feb. 12, will look at wheat diseases, the market outlook and include an auxin training. The meeting is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Oldham County Barn, 305 Coke St., Vega. The program is set from 9-11 a.m. A […]

Fact sheet clarifies new transport regulations’ reach on agriculture industry

AMARILLO – Concern in the agricultural industry about the impact of new regulations regarding electronic logging devices, passed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has prompted a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist to co-create an outline addressing common concerns. Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist in Amarillo, and Elizabeth Rumley with […]

AgriLife study sheds light on nodulation in legume crop guar

VERNON – Texas A&M AgriLife scientists are conducting several research projects to improve producers’ understanding of guar and the legume’s value to their operations in the Rolling Plains and South Plains. Guar has been grown in Texas for more than a century, but acreage of the crop in the state is relatively low, said Dr. […]

Ornamental plant, turf conference scheduled Feb. 13 in Amarillo

AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Department of Agriculture will conduct the annual ornamental plant and turf conference Feb. 13 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by the first presentation at 9 a.m., said Rick Auckerman, […]