Water quality training May 6 in Junction to focus on Upper Llano River watershed

JUNCTION – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Upper Llano River watershed will be presented from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 6 at the Llano River Field Station, 254 Red Raider Lane in Junction. The workshop is free and open to anyone interested in improving water quality in the region. Participants […]

A&M ag engineering scientist touts global water awareness at Vatican

COLLEGE STATION – Citing the need for heightened interest in water availability globally, Dr. Rabi Mohtar, biological and agricultural engineering professor at Texas A&M University, took center stage March 24 at Vatican City as part of Watershed, a conference to spark global conversations of the importance of water and the future. Pope Francis addressed the […]

Texas A&M AgriLife helping address disease deadly to bats

COLLEGE STATION – The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in hibernating bats has been detected on three species in the Texas counties of Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Hardeman, King and Scurry. Bats play an important role in controlling insect populations that pose threats to Texas crops as well as assist in crop pollination. In 2011, the authors […]

Texas A&M future entrepreneurs lay foundation for potential businesses

COLLEGE STATION – Venturing into a business of your own can be a daunting task, but 36 agricultural economics students at Texas A&M University are well on their way to entering the world of entrepreneurship. The Agricultural Economics 425 seniors recently spent a full day as part of the Donald G. “Don” Kaspar ‘49 Agribusiness […]

Water well trainings and screenings set for April in the Panhandle

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer Texas Well Owner Network trainings and screenings throughout the Texas Panhandle in April, said program coordinators. The Texas Water Resources Institute is partnering with AgriLife Extension and the network on these programs. “Private well owners in Texas are independently responsible for monitoring the quality […]

Animal behaviorist looks through the eyes of peafowl

COLLEGE STATION – Flock, muster ostentation, cluster, lek, pulchritude, pride or bawl, no matter what a group of peacocks is called, Texas A&M University at College Station is now home to 40 of them, thanks to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist.                 Dr. Jessica Yorzinski with the university’s wildlife and fisheries sciences department, said […]

What does sexy, food, world travel and super career bring to mind? Agriculture, of course

COLLEGE STATION — For something that engages all the senses, this should be abundantly clear: food and all things associated with it is, in a word, sexy. Yes, sexy as in exciting and appealing. Seriously. Whether one grows it, markets it or eats it, food is a hot commodity that’s only going to get hotter. […]

Cross returns to animal science faculty in teaching, research roles

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Russell Cross, who has served as head of the department of animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station for the past eight years, has returned to a full-time faculty role effective March 1 and will serve in both teaching and research capacities. Dr. Cliff Lamb, who has served as […]

Texas Well Owner Network to screen water for Mills, Llano and Lampasas counties in March

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well screenings in March for Mills, Llano and Lampasas counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water screened. The screenings are presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in these counties in partnership with the Texas Water Resources Institute. […]

Water well owner training set for March 2 in Tyler

TYLER — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training March 2 in Tyler. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1-5 p.m. in Building C at the East Texas State Fair, 2112 W. Front St. “The TWON program is for […]