Category Archives: Updates

Week of October 3

During the week the Web team completed transitioning all county websites from the Texas Extension County Office server and to the new WordPress environment. They also posted new initiative reports to the website of the Office of Federal Relations at agofr.tamu.edu. Team members participated in technology training workshops in Austin for District 10 county agents; including advanced WordPress training and a presentation Web Content Myths (slides available at http://www.slideshare.net/AgrilifeAmy/web-content-myths). The College’s Facebook and Twitter accounts were updated; some technical glitches have been cleared out of WordPress; and three… Read More →

Week of September 26, 2011

The educational media team has been hard at work on several publications this week, covering everything from fall vegetable gardens to economics to rain gardens (for when the rains come back): • Fall Vegetable Gardening Guide • Economics of Irrigation Systems • Using Vegetative Filter Strips to Improve Water Quality (B-6246) • Improving Water Quality with Grassed Waterways (L-5532) • Bermudagrass Varieties, Hybrids, and Blends for Texas • Managing Volunteer Cotton in Grain Crops • Cedar Creek Watershed Management • Eagle Mountain Watershed Management • Using Fences to… Read More →

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 →