Category Archives: Retirement

Turfgrass expert clips last blades of grass for research purposes

Dr. Richard White retires from Texas A&M Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, 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 →

Internationally known soil specialist retires

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Sam Feagley, 979-845-1460, Students, soil fertility and nutrient management in Texas and beyond have been major parts of Dr. Sam Feagley’s life for many years, and all are areas where he hopes he has “made a difference.” Feagley, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state soil environmental specialist in College Station, will walk away from his soil-testing equipment and his professor’s place at the front of the class when he retires Dec. 31 after more than 22 years at Texas… Read More →

Dr. Travis Miller retires after 38 years with AgriLife Extension

Written by: Kay Ledbetter   With crops in the ground 365 days a year in more than 150 counties in Texas, Dr. Travis Miller has worn through a lot of shoe leather during his 38 years with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Now he’s giving those shoes a break. Miller may have carried the title of interim associate director for state operations with the AgriLife Extension most recently, but he is much better known for the 20-plus years spent as the state small grains and oilseeds specialist… Read More →

Dr. Paul Baumann’s Retirement

Please join us at the Wellborn Community Center Saturday, September 10, 2016 – 6:30 pm as we reminisce and give Paul a proper Roasting! RSVP by September 6, 2016 Click here to purchase TICKETS If you’d like to write a check towards the gift, please make it payable to Debbie Sutherland at: Department of Soil & Crop Sciences, 2474 TAMU, 370 Olsen Blvd., College Station, TX 77843 We are collecting letters to put in a book for Paul. You may send them to the above address. Questions: contact… Read More →

Dr. Frank Hons Retires after 44-year career

Nearly 100 people gathered at the Pebble Creek Country Club in College Station February 26 to celebrate the long and prosperous career of Dr. Frank Hons. Current and former colleagues, family and friends were in attendance. Many shared stories and memories of Dr. Hons. All but three years of Dr. Hons 44-year career were spent here at Texas A&M University, beginning in 1972 when he was a graduate research assistant working on his Master’s degree in soil chemistry. After earning his PhD in Soil Science, Dr. Hons went… Read More →