Tag Archives: Extension

Krajca Fills Software Engineer Position

By: Mollie Lastovica Having recently joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Organizational Development team as Software Engineer, Curtis Krajca is excited for what his new position has in store. Krajca graduated with a master’s degree in computer science from Prairie View A&M following the receipt of his Texas A&M bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. As software engineer, Krajca will work with both the design and application of software programs. “I will be primary software developer for the rebuilding of the TExAS application and any associated development projects,” Krajca… Read More →

Extension Foundations and Program Excellence Academy II Hosted on Campus

By: Mollie Lastovica Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Organizational Development hosted a number of new County Extension Agents on the Texas A&M campus Nov. 13-16 as part of the organization’s commitment to employee development. Participants in Extension Foundations, the initial training for new County Extension Agents and Specialists, along with those in Program Excellence Academy II, the final component of Extension’s three-part training for new agents, comprised the Nov. training group. Jeff Ripley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist coordinated both employee development programs. “The Program Excellence Academy gest… Read More →

Vestal wins Southern Region Award for Excellence in Extension

Andy Vestal, Ph.D., was recognized during the 125th annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in Denver, Colo. as the recipient of the Southern Region Award for Excellence in Extension. Click here to read about his contributions to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the department.

Extension Roots Lead Katy Weber Back to ALEC

  By: Mollie Lastovica The ALEC Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Organizational Development are pleased welcome Extension Assistant Katy Weber to their team. A Jonesboro, Texas native and third-generation Aggie, Weber graduated with a Master’s of Education from the department in 2011 after completing her Bachelor’s in rangeland ecology and management with a minor in agronomy in 2010. “I really enjoy getting to come back to the department and seeing a lot of the familiar, friendly faces,” Weber said. “It is nice to interact with everybody.”… Read More →

Bringing Calm Amidst the Storm: AgNR Strike Teams Serve Livestock Producers Across Texas

By: Mollie Lastovica When disaster strikes, we can always count on first responders like firemen, police officers and other public service workers to be on the scene, ready to assist in a heartbeat. But what about those whose task revolves around livestock protection and rescue? Enter the Agriculture and Natural Resources Strike Teams, a division of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The strike team members completed a routine briefings and refresher course, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, on August 28. Stationed in seven of… Read More →

ALEC and AgriLife Extension welcome new extension assistant

By: Michelle Payne and Taylor Demski The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications and AgriLife Extension Organizational Development are pleased to welcome Holly Jarvis, Ph.D., Extension Assistant for Evaluation. Jarvis brings a wealth of knowledge and professional experience in education. Growing up on a farm with both her parents employed as public school teachers, Jarvis understood the importance of agriculture and education from a young age. Years later, Jarvis earned her bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics at Texas A&M. In 2005, she earned a master’s degree in… Read More →