Category Archives: Faculty

Redmon recognized for administration and leadership

Writer: Kay Ledbetter The Texas A&M AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence – Administration honor was presented to Dr. Larry Redmon at a ceremony Jan. 7 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The Vice Chancellor’s Awards, established in 1980, recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife, and represent the highest level of achievement for the organization. Redmon has provided leadership as the associate department head and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program leader for the department of soil… Read More →

Texas A&M Vice Chancellor’s teaching award presented to Hague

Writer: Kay Ledbetter   The Texas A&M AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence – Teaching Award was presented to Dr. Steve Hague, a soil and crops science department professor, during a ceremony Jan. 7 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The awards, established in 1980, recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife, and represent the highest level of achievement for the organization. Hague has consistently demonstrated a commitment to teaching over the last decade, according to his nomination. He worked… Read More →

Neely named president of Texas Plant Protection Assn.

Writer: Beth Ann Luedeker Dr. Clark Neely, Soil and Crop Sciences Assistant Professor and AgriLife Extension small grains and oilseed specialist, was named as the new president of the Texas Plant Protection Association at their 30th annual conference December 5. Neely joined the department as a graduate research assistant in 2010 after earning his Master of Science in Plant Science from the University of Idaho. He received his B.S. in Agriculture Extension and Education with minors in Agronomy and Animal Science from The Pennsylvania State University. He has… Read More →

Noland joins as agronomist in San Angelo

Writer: Blair Fannin Dr. Reagan Noland has joined the soil and crop sciences department as the the AgriLife Extension agronomist specializing in crop management at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo. It’s a homecoming of sorts for Noland, who grew up in the San Angelo area helping his grandparents with farm and ranch production. “I am excited to be back here, and I look forward to serving the agricultural community and working to improve the resilience and profitability of our systems,” Noland said…. Read More →

Stelly named AAAS Fellow

By: Kay Ledbetter Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Stelly, 979-845-2745, stelly@tamu.edu WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. David Stelly has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science or AAAS. Stelly, a professor of cytogenetics, genetics, genomics and plant breeding in the soil and crop sciences department, holds a joint appointment with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M University in College Station. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers, according to the association…. Read More →

Maeda joins AgriLife Extension cotton program in Lubbock

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Murilo Maeda, 806-746-6101, mmaeda@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Murilo Maeda is returning to his roots when he trades the Texas coast for the South Plains to take the position as Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cotton specialist in Lubbock, effective Oct. 1. “My family’s roots run deep into the cotton industry, and I would like to contribute to its improvement,” Maeda said, as he leaves his position as a Texas A&M AgriLife Research assistant research scientist in Corpus Christi. “Working out of the Corpus… Read More →

Texas A&M Soil and Crop Science Department Head named to USDA Advisory Board

Dr. David Baltensperger, head of the department of soil and crop sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station, has been named by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to serve on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board. Baltensperger is one of 10 members named to the Advisory Board. The members will help ensure that the work at the U.S. Department of Agriculture is facts-based, data-driven and customer-focused, Perdue said in the announcement. The board regularly advises the Secretary and land-grant colleges and universities on top… Read More →

Two Soil & Crop Sciences Faculty named Fellows at CSSA, ASA

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Amir Ibrahim, 979-845-8274, aibrahim@tamu.edu Dr. Seth Murray, 979-845-3041, sethmurray@tamu.edu Two Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists were honored for their professional achievements with the title of Fellow by the Crop Sciences Society of America, or CSSA, and the American Society of Agronomy, or ASA, during the annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The two honored were Dr. Amir Ibrahim, one of 14 Fellows named this year by ASA, and Dr. Seth Murray, one of nine named Fellow by CSSA. The designation of Fellow… Read More →

Turfgrass expert clips last blades of grass for research purposes

Dr. Richard White retires from Texas A&M Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Richard White intends to sit back and let the grass grow under his feet for a while after spending 29 years helping develop turf for Texas’ sometimes unforgiving conditions. White retired from his positions as a professor in the Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences department and Texas A&M AgriLife Research turfgrass management scientist in College Station on Aug. 31. He came to Texas A&M after working as an assistant professor at Rutgers University-Cook… Read More →

New Texas A&M soil scientist aims research at global change effects on carbon sequestration

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Peyton Smith, 979-845-5669, peyton.smith@tamu.edu Dr. Peyton Smith was soaring through the skies before she could drive, but it’s what is on the ground, or beneath the ground, that grabbed her fascination and led to her latest position with Texas A&M University. “I received my private pilot’s license the last year of high school and was enrolled in the Aviation Technology degree program at Purdue University, but I was quickly captivated by the biological sciences,” she said. Now Smith, who’s been on… Read More →