Category Archives: Updates

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… Read More →

June 2012

The seasons may change from spring to summer in June, but the media relations team doesn’t let the hot weather slow them down. This month their work includes these news articles: • AgriLife Research study focuses on feeding beef steers with algae co-products • Veterinary workshop in Kazakhstan provides advanced training to diagnosticians, technicians, inspectors • Water Conservation and Technology Center to focus on statewide water issues • Weslaco Center ag economist completes a report on economic feasibility of small acreage vegetable production in South Texas •  Dr. Frank… Read More →

May 2012

May ends with Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer, and the AgriLife Communications teams are keeping the season busy. This month the media relations team from around the state met in College Station for team retreat, performance reviews and a learning experience or two. They also produced dozens of news releases, including releases on each winner of the AgriLife Extension Superior Service awards and Texas A&M Distinguished Texan in Agriculture: • New black sorghum line developed by Texas AgriLife Research • AgriLife Extension safety expert: Pickups rock!… Read More →

April 2012

APRIL 2012 During April, the educational media team worked on publications covering topics that might be considered spring-like, such as seasonal produce, good nutrition, nature tourism and wildlife recreation. Here’s a list of them: • Coloring Our Plates with Vegetables and Fruits • Irrigation Monitoring with Soil Sensors • Measuring Air Quality in Rural Areas • Fairy Ring Prevention and Control • Coloring Our Children’s Plates with Vegetables and Fruits • Cooking Well with Diabetes • Special Food Needs (D-1284) • Economics of Wildlife Recreation in Texas (E-323)… Read More →

March 2012

March 2012 Spring seems to have arrived early this year, which is great news as long as summer doesn’t follow too soon. The AgriLife communications teams are enjoying the lovely weather while producing their latest projects. This month the media relations team was busy writing news stories on: • Farm pond management program set March 28 in Corsicana • Statewide youth insect judging clinic at A&M • Failed soybean disease leads to treatment for century-old cotton root rot disease • 4-H letting Camp Corral use the Brownwood center… Read More →

February 2012

This is a Leap Year, so February has 29 days … giving one more day this month for AgriLife communications specialists to work their magic. This month the educational media team worked on these publications: • Herbs Made Easy • Eastern Texas Forage Calendar • Agricultural Taxes • Alfalfa for Small Acreage in West Texas • Stormwater Management: Rain Gardens • Drivers of Vegetation Change in Texas Rangelands • External Parasites of Cattle • Lone Star Healthy Streams Dairy Cattle Manual • Cedar Creek Watershed Management • Eagle Mountain… Read More →

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… Read More →

December 2011

In addition to the annual hustle and bustle of the holiday season, December also brought some welcome rain to Texas. The AgriLife educational media team worked on these publications: Special Foods Needs (D-1284) Small Acreage Alfalfa for West Texas Wood-boring Beetles of Structures Stormwater Management: Rain Gardens (B-6247) Home Lawn Irrigation and Water Conservation Agricultural Taxes Wounded Warrior scripts Irrigation monitoring with Soil Water Sensors Drivers of Vegetation Change Texas Well Owner Network: Overview Graphics Economic Impact of Beef Cattle (Cow Pregnancy Testing) (E-301) Economic Impact of Beef Cattle (Embryo… Read More →

November 2011

With November comes Thanksgiving and the unofficially official start of the holiday season. But holidays or not, the news never stops. During this festive time, members of the AgriLife Communications media relations team produced these articles and information: • Survey seeks palm tree-killing weevils, with photo • New dooryard psyllid control to start Nov. 15, with video and photo • Fight droughty dullness with cool-season euphorbias, with photo • Korean delegation in town for the Korea-U.S. International Beef Summit, with photo • The new Phage Center is creating… Read More →

October 2011

The Web team was busy during October, beginning with migrating websites for plantpathology.tamu.edu , Communities.tamu.edu , Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and the Lubbock Center. Other sites ready for pre-launch are plantdiseasehandbook.tamu.edu and communnities.tamu.edu . Other sites in the migrating process include coastalbend.tamu.edu New theme features under development are: New revised navigation, based on user feedback New three column layout work Some sites — such as Aggie Clover, http://agrilife.org/coadc and http://agrilife.org/agrilifecenter  – have moved in to new theme ************ During October the educational media team has worked on these… Read More →