July 2012

JULY 2012

 Members of the media relations team have been busy during these hot summer days. Some of the stories they have produced are:

  • Miles Dabovich named to District 3 administrators position
  • Water Rights Analysis Package workshop will be held Aug. 30-31 in College Station
  • Dr. John Nichols, who spent 44 years as an agricultural economist and the past seven years as head of Texas A&M University’s Department of Agricultural Economics, has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Business and Community Advisory Council
  • Crop and weather
  • First installment of monthly series on fruit and veggie production focusing on plants beginning with the letters A&B
  • Hensley No. 2 at TVMDL
  • Small flock and vegetable short course set Aug. 10 in Nacogdoches
  • Two folks named to national board
  • Smart irrigation controllers accuracy during a drought of 2011
  • Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course to feature basics for beginning cattle producers
  • Prospective wine-grape grower workshop slated Aug. 10 in Houston
  • AgriLife Extension names new family and consumer sciences agent for Sherman County
  • Cricket invasion hits parts of East and Central Texas
  • Course offered for professional irrigation managers on ‘smart’ controllers
  • Crop and weather
  • John Ayers recognized by Soil and Crops for his 75th anniversary of graduation
  • Garry Branham named to district 4-H post
  • TWS program to be held Aug. 30 in Junction
  • Jennings going from Grimes to Brazoria

In addition to writing news stories, shooting video and recording audio, team members also: assisted with research one-pagers for their centers; provided content for the Extension Matters quarterly newsletter in Bexar County; arranged the schedule of the Studio 4 AgriLife Extension segment for six months; assembled a social medial plan for the team; attended the Center Coordinating Committee meeting; and hosted a reporter from The (Bryan/College Station) Eagle who visited the AgriLife complex.

During July educational media team members worked on these publications:

– Brush Busters publications (nine)

– Chemical Recommendations

– Texas Fruit and Nut Production: Persimmons

– Texas Fruit and Nut Production: Plums

Special Food Needs

– The Role of Animal Agriculture on Greenhouse Gas Emission

– The Impact of the Dairy Industry in the Southern Ogallala Region

– Drinking Water Problems: Corrosion

– Chemical Weed and Brush Control

– Well Owner’s Guide to Water Supply

– Thrifty Watering Systems for Your Landscape: How to Choose, Design, Install, and Maintain a Home Irrigation System

– Texans, Get Ready! Be Prepared to Survive and Recover from a Disaster (Spanish)

– Farmers and Ranchers, Get Ready! Protect Your Operation Before, During, and After a Disaster (Spanish)

– Drinking Water Problems: Corrosion (Spanish)

– Parent Survey (Translation)

– Rainwater Harvesting: System Planning

Role of Animal Agriculture in Greenhouse Gas Emissions (L-5535)

– Texas Well Owners Network handbook

– Managing External Parasites of Texas Cattle

Team members also: held meetings of eLearning and Ed Med teams to discuss creating online courses; wrote notes on eLearning seminar to distribute to team; produced five Dinner Tonight episodes and 24 copies of JJM Disk en Español; worked on Ed Smith retirement party program; and proof-checked publications.


During July the Web team launched:

Team members also set up a site for NABC25.


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