The News Team

The news team brings international, national and statewide recognition to the accomplishments and activities of Texas A&M AgriLife through placements of information in various media outlets. The group works with scientists, specialists, faculty and administrative leadership to develop stories about priority research and programs, place those stories with appropriate print, broadcast, and online media, and assist media with requests.

AgriLife Today staff

  • Blair Fannin

    • Contact: 979-845-2259 (office)
    • Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Animal Science, Biological and Agriculture Engineering.
    • Locations: College Station Counties in Extension districts 8 and 9.
  • Kay Ledbetter

    • Contact: 806-677-5600 (office)
    • Subjects: All center issues/topics; Ecological Management Systems; Soil and Crop Sciences.
    • Locations: Amarillo, Vernon; Counties in Extension districts 1 and 3.
  • Laura Muntean

    • Contact: 979-847-9211 (office)
    • Subjects: Entomology, Horticulture and Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.
    • Locations: College Station campus and South Central Texas communications support.
  • Adam Russell

    • Contact: 903-834-6191 (office)
    • Subjects: All center issues/topics; Weekly crop and weather report; Poultry Science.
    • Locations: Overton, Stephenville, Temple; Counties in Extension districts 4 and 5.
  • Gabe Saldana

    • Contact: 972-231-5362  (office)
    • Subjects: All center issues/topics.
    • Locations: Dallas center.
  • Paul Schattenberg

    • Contact: 210-859-5752
    • Subjects: all issues and topics for locations; Recreation, Parks and Tourism Science; 4-H; Family and Consumer Sciences; Nutrition and Food Sciences.
    • Locations: Bexar/Travis counties, Uvalde, AgriLife Extension-Dallas Center; Counties in Extension districts 10.