January 2012

We’ve been moving! The month of January was marked by boxes and crates and moving vans; by saying goodbye to the old office and hello to the new. But now we’re in a gorgeous new digs, and ready for action.

In the midst of all the moving effort, AgriLife Communications teams still produced Web, print and news pieces for clients and consumers.

In January, the Web team released new sites in WordPress:

  • Agency Director Search Site http://agrilife.org/agency-search; also promoted in various tweets
  • For Research: http://vfic.tamu.edu
  • Bexar County Migration complete- launch pending training http://agrilife.org/bexarcounty
  • http://coastalbend.tamu.edu
  • Research and Extension Center: http://lubbock.tamu.edu
  • College Promotion and Tenure site http://agrilife.org/tenurepromotion/

The website City Bugs http://citybugs.tamu.edu/ was moved to a new theme.

Contents were updated on the main pages of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, AgriLife Research, and AgriLife Extension Service.

The website agrilife.org was moved to a new service provider over the December holiday break. The site is currently home to 319 AgriLife sites. All 250 Extension county sites are on a separate installation with the same service provider, which makes website maintenance much faster and the site more responsive.


The educational media team is working on these publications:

Drivers of Vegetation Change

• Small Acreage Alfalfa for West Texas

• Cirtrus Greening

• Herbs Made Easy

• Eastern Texas Forage Calendar

In addition to preparing for and participating in the move, team members also set their production schedule for 2012, rerecorded a Wounded Warrior segment, received 12 new jobs and continued working on 57 publications and videos from 2011, and coordinated a request from Romanian horticulture engineer Virgil Popescu to post AgriLife horticulture information for residents and farmers in Romania.

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