Author Archives: AgriLife Comm

Week of September 19, 2011

This week the media relations team produced several news stories that were posted to the Web for distribution in newspapers and other publications: Texas AgriLife Research scientists making better melons Tough times for Texas tomatoes Agriculture and Life Sciences Complex grand opening slated for Sept. 23 New Family and Consumer Sciences agent hire in Nolan County Dr. Brent Bean talks about a corn trial that shows max irrigation and plant population are not necessary Dr. Tryon Wickersham reveals new outcomes on bermudagrass hay study Paper on sorghum to… Read More →

Week of September 12, 2011

This week the Web team has launched more county sites. Going live this week were sites for Nueces, Goliad, Victoria, Austin, Jackson, Bee, Aransas, Lavaca, San Patricio, Fayette, Matagorda, Taylor, Nolan, Coke, Runnels, Lampasas, Tom Green, Shackelford, Blanco, Kimble, Gonzales, Medina, Bandera, Kerr, Crane, Limestone, Bell, Fannin, Bowie, and Van Zant counties. They are also establishing new features in the AgriLife WordPress theme. Over at media relations, team members have launched several news stories out onto the Web, many covering topics of immediate concern. This week’s stories were:… Read More →

Week of September 5, 2011

The educational media team honored Labor Day this week by … laboring … on many different publications and educational pieces. Some of these works are at the printer; some are in the editing process; all are designed to provide current, science-based information for the residents of Texas. This week those publications are: The Sodium Content of Your Food Cooking Well with Diabetes A poster on Is This Bull Infected with Trichomonas (Trich)? Stable Flies and Horn Flies Guidance for the Inspection of Anaerobic Onsite Sewage Facilities A revision… Read More →

Week of August 29, 2011

Neither drought nor hurricanes on the East Coast nor earthquakes all over the place can stop the educational media team from producing quality publications. This week they worked on:  The Sodium Content of Your FoodAfter a Disaster (Spanish) Guidance for the Inspection of Anaerobic Onsite Sewage Facilities Emerging Markets for U.S. Agriculture: Focus on Cuba A poster on Is This Bull Infected with Trichomonas (Trich)? In addition, they produced 15 additional copies of the Junior Master Gardener Disk in Spanish, and sent 40 of them to the International… Read More →

Week of August 23, 2011

This week the Web team set up more live sites for more counties. This week websites for Comal, Wilson, Edwards, Bastrop, Guadalupe, Hays, Upton, Somervell, Burnet, Brown, McCulloch, Jones, Concho, Fisher, San Saba, Menard, Coleman, Callahan, Mills, Sterling, Lampasas, Llano, Potter, Karnes, Wharton, Calhoun, Colorado, and Washington counties went live. That brings the total up to 165 counties that have been added to the WordPress system … only 91 more to go. The media relations team has been busy too. This week they produced news stories on: Tom… Read More →

Week of August 15, 2011

This week the AgriLife Communications Web team set up more live sites for more counties. This week websites for Comal, Wilson, Edwards, Bastrop, Guadalupe, Hays, Upton, Somervell, Burnet, Brown, McCulloch, Jones, Concho, Fisher, San Saba, Menard, Coleman, Callahan, Mills, Sterling, Lampasas, Llano, Potter, Karnes, Wharton, Calhoun, Colorado, and Washington counties went live. That brings the total up to 165 counties that have been added to the WordPress system … only 91 more to go. The media relations team has been busy too. This week they produced news stories… Read More →

Week of August 8, 2011

The school year is about to start again – moving vans and U-Hauls can be seen all over town – and the AgriLife Communications teams are finishing out the summer with more Web sites, educational publications, timely news stories, and marketing pieces becoming available. Last week the Web team established live sites for 16 more counties. They are Ward, Midland, Culberson, Glasscock, Terrell, Hudspeth, Val Verde, Pecos, McMullen, Real, Uvalde, Kinney, Sutton, Gillespie, Caldwell, and Kendall counties. Over at the educational media team’s area, the following manuscripts were… Read More →

Week of August 1, 2011

The month of August started off with several counties going live online, thanks to the ag comm Web team. Those counties are: Live Oak, Duval, Kleberg, Dimmit, Starr, Cameron, Webb, Brooks, Jim Wells, Collingsworth, Andrews, Martin, Ector, Winkler, and Reagan. Also, new Extension or College sites will use the new theme established by the Web team. The educational media team has been editing, designing, delivering, and/or otherwise working with a multitude of publications this week. Hot off the presses – or soon to be – are: Everything Texans… Read More →

Week of July 25, 2011

The Web team reached a milestone – 100 counties have been moved into the WordPress system. Sites that went live this week are for Comanche, Erath, McLennan, Johnson, Bosque, Leon, La Salle, Zapata, Frio, Atascosa, Hidalgo, Zavala, and Willacy counties. The media relations team has been busy producing news stories of interest all over the state. This week those stories were on: Three new 4-H foundation alliances Global bioterrorism threat analyzed for world animal health office Texas crop, weather report Siliconia, Common sea-side plant being researched in Corpus… Read More →

Week of July 19, 2011

Last week the Web team released several new county websites. Navarro, Coryell, Milam, Hill, Hamilton, Eastland, Ellis, Hood, and Williamson counties now all  have websites of their very own. Plus bbq.tamu.edu and agrilife.org/college100 joined the family. The educational media team delivered publications on Establishing Cool-Season Annual Grasses and Forage Legume Management Guide. Other manuscripts in the production process are: • Small Acreage Alfalfa for West Texas • Using Fences to Exclude Feral Hogs from Wildlife Feeding Stations • Vegetative Filter Strips • Grassed Waterways   And a video… Read More →