Expert: Back-to-school shopping requires some homework

COLLEGE STATION — The cost of back-to-school items is expected to be more than $600 annually for the typical American family with kids in kindergarten through 12th grade, according to the National Retail Federation. “Back-to-school shopping can be an expensive proposition, especially if you don’t spend some time planning, budgeting and prioritizing, along with shopping […]

Mid-South Ruminant Conference will be in Grapevine Aug. 20-21

DALLAS – The Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference will be held Aug. 20-21 at the Embassy Suites, 2401 Bass Pro Drive in Grapevine. The conference is sponsored by the Texas Animal Nutrition Council and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Presenters include experts from the American Feed Industry Association, Perdue AgriBusiness Animal Nutrition, Cornell University, Cumberland […]

Getting the right signals

Researchers: Some dietary bioactives can help ‘normalize’ cancer-producing cell signals COLLEGE STATION – Researchers in Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have proposed a “unified” way to explain the function of dietary bioactives in suppressing cancer-causing cell signaling. “Dietary bioactives are constituents in foods or dietary supplements — other than those needed […]

Fundamentals of water quality monitoring workshop set for Aug. 6-7 in Temple

TEMPLE — The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a Fundamentals of Developing a Water Quality Monitoring Plan workshop Aug. 6-7 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, 808 E. Blackland Road in Temple. The workshop is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 6 and from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the […]

Rain garden retention/detention pond program to be held July 22 in Dallas

DALLAS – A program titled “Rain Garden and Retention/Detention Pond Design and Performance in North Texas” will be presented July 22 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. The free program will be from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Building C meeting room of the center, located at 17360 Coit Road. […]

Water well training set for July 18 in Brazoria

BRAZORIA — Anyone interested in private water-well management in the Bastrop Bayou watershed area is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training July 18 in Brazoria. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 10 a.m.–noon at the Friends of the River Community Center at 20450 County Road 510-B. […]

Soil security vital for the health, wealth of the world

Consensus: It’s more than just ‘dirt’ and needs to be protected Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Cristine Morgan, 979-845-3603, cmorgan@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The general public may not be as tied to the land as they once were, but scientists want them to see more than “dirt” when they view the precious commodity […]

Green roofs and permeable pavements will be focus of June 24 program in Dallas

DALLAS – A program titled “Green Roof and Permeable Pavement: Design and Performance in North Texas” will be held June 24 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. The program is being presented by Texas A&M AgriLife in cooperation with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection […]

Water talks set for June 22-26 in the Devils River Basin

DEVILS RIVER — Anyone interested in water wells and septic systems in the Devils River Basin is invited to one of the Water Talks Workshops June 22-26 at various locations in the basin. These workshops are being offered through collaboration among the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Texas Well Owner Network, Nueces River Authority, Devils […]

Texas A&M animal science department presents alumni awards, Hall of Fame inductees

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The department of animal science at Texas A&M University recently recognized two former students with alumni awards and inducted two individuals into the Animal Science Hall of Fame. Dr. Mitch Bowling received the 2015 Outstanding Young Alumni Award and John Bellinger was recognized with the 2015 Outstanding […]