Category Archives: Awards

Ramirez recognized with AgriLife Extension Superior Service award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Jonathan Ramirez, 940-552-9941, ext. 249, JHRamirez@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Jonathan Ramirez, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service associate at Vernon, has been recognized with a Superior Service award in program support by the agency. The annual Superior Service awards, presented Jan. 9 in Bryan, recognize AgriLife Extension personnel who provide outstanding performance in education or other outstanding service to the organization and Texans. Ramirez joined AgriLife Extension in 2011. His nomination cited his organization of numerous agency activities, including 74 applied research… Read More →

Hathcoat recognized with AgriLife Extension Superior Service award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Daniel Hathcoat, 979-862-4365, dhathcoat@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Daniel Hathcoat, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small grains and oilseeds program specialist in College Station, has been recognized with a Superior Service award in the program specialist, manager or coordinator category by the agency. The annual Superior Service awards, presented Jan. 9 in Bryan, recognize AgriLife Extension personnel who provide outstanding performance in education or other outstanding service to the organization and Texans. Hathcoat’s nomination cited his work in obtaining and preparing seed for… Read More →

Smith honored with AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s administration award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Wayne Smith, 979-845-3450, cwsmith@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Wayne Smith, Texas A&M University department of soil and crop sciences graduate coordinator, associate department head and cotton breeder, was honored with the Texas A&M AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s Award of Excellence in the Administration category. The Vice Chancellor awards program was established in 1980 to recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife. Smith was presented his award Jan. 9 in College Station. Smith has contributed to… Read More →

Jessup honored with Texas A&M Vice Chancellor’s Award of Excellence

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Kirk Jessup, 806-354-5817, kirk.jessup@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Kirk Jessup, Texas A&M AgriLife Research senior research associate in Amarillo, has been awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award of Excellence for technical and programmatic staff. The Vice Chancellor awards program was established in 1980 to recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife. Since 2010, Jessup has provided technical support and leadership to the crop stress physiology research program, said his supervisor Dr. Qingwu Xue, AgriLife Research crop stress… Read More →

Xue honored with AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Qingwu Xue, 806-354-5803, QXue@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Qingwu Xue, Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop stress physiologist in Amarillo, was honored with the agency’s Faculty Fellow award Jan. 9 in College Station. AgriLife Research established the Faculty Fellow program in 1998 to acknowledge and reward exceptional research faculty within the agency. The Faculty Fellow title becomes a permanent part of the individual’s title. “Dr. Xue’s peers respect him as a capable scientist, a valuable team player and a ‘people person,’” said Dr. Brent Auvermann,… Read More →

Cotton technology education effort earns AgriLife Extension Superior Service award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Gaylon Morgan, 979-845-2425, gdmorgan@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has recognized a cotton and weed team with a Superior Service Team Award for their efforts on educating producers on auxin-tolerant cotton weed control systems. The annual Superior Service awards, presented Jan. 9 in Bryan, recognize AgriLife Extension personnel who provide outstanding performance in education or other service to the organization and Texans. The AgriLife Extension team members recognized were Dr. Seth Byrd, cotton specialist, Lubbock; Dr. Josh… Read More →

Ibrahim honored as AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Amir Ibrahim, 979-845-8274, aibrahim@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Amir Ibrahim, Texas A&M AgriLife Research wheat breeder in the Texas A&M University department of soil and crop sciences in College Station, was honored with the agency’s Faculty Fellow award Jan. 9 in College Station. Dr. Amir Ibrahim, Faculty Fellow and professor in the department of soil and crop sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo) AgriLife Research established the Faculty Fellow program in 1998 to acknowledge and… Read More →

Texas Plant Protection Association annual meeting held in Bryan

By: Beth Ann Luedeker Members of the Texas Plant Protection Association held their 29th annual conference at the Brazos Center in Bryan December 6 and 7. The non-profit organization is comprised leaders in agribusiness, agriculture research, extension and education, and agriculture regulatory agencies. Attendees heard presentations on all aspects of agriculture, from ag credit to management technologies to the U.S. Farm Bill and more. “We have been talking about stewardship this year, not only stewardship of the land but also stewardship of the herbicide technology we are working… Read More →

Students Win with PulCe Muffins

By: Beth Ann Luedeker Contact: Dr. Joseph Awika  awika@tamu.edu  979-845-2985   Shreeya Ravisankar and Tadesse Teferra, both doctoral students under Dr. Joseph Awika, and with Celeste Totten, an undergraduate in food science, have been working for many months to create a new breakfast muffin. Last month their efforts were rewarded. At the American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI) annual meeting in San Diego, the trio claimed first place in the product development competition with their PulCe Muffins. According to the students, PulCe muffins are a gluten-free, whole… Read More →

Soil Judging teams wins at Regionals

By: Beth Ann Luedeker Contact: Sarah Vaughan: sarahvaughan23@tamu.edu   Dr. Cristine Morgan: clsmorgan@tamu.edu    979-845-3603 The Texas A&M University Soil Judging team came out on top at the Region 4 competition in San Marcos last month, and earned a spot in the national competition to be held at the University of Tennessee at Martin next March. Three members of the team finished among the top ten individuals at the contest. Leading the way for the Aggies was Nicole Shigley, a junior Plant and Environmental Soil Science (PSSC). Nicole was… Read More →