Free health screenings, mascot battle highlight AgriLife Extension health event

EDINBURG – Who’s healthier, Mission High School’s eagle or Economedes High School’s jaguar? The Mascot Challenge will pit local school rivalries to decide whose sideline-roaming, costumed mascot is in better shape, according to organizers of a county health initiative that will officially launch later this month. The Walk Across Texas/Healthy South Texas Kickoff will be […]

Ragland named Texas A&M Regents Fellow

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. J. D. Ragland, 806-468-5543, r-ragland@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. J. D. Ragland, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent in Randall County, has been named a Regents Fellow by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. The award was presented Feb. 10 at […]

Redmon named Texas A&M Regents Fellow

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences associate department head and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program leader, has been named a Regents Fellow by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. The award was presented Feb. […]

Organization, early filing, scam awareness important when filing tax returns

COLLEGE STATION – With tax season here, individuals should take time to organize information for their return, plus be alert to income tax-related scams, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “The IRS is requesting that people file their tax returns as soon as possible to avoid a logjam on the April 15 deadline,” […]

Texas crop, weather for Feb. 10, 2016

Chilling hours for peaches generally on target across the state Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – It’s been a generally mild winter, and the state’s peach orchards have pretty much been doing what one would expect: “chilling,” said Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service pecan, fruit and citrus specialist, College Station. Nesbitt […]

Permian Basin Cotton Conference slated March 1 in Big Spring

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu      Contact: Tommy Yeater, 432-264-2236, t-yeater@tamu.edu     BIG SPRING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the multi-county Permian Basin Cotton Conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 1 at the G.C. Broughton Jr. Ag Complex in Big Spring. The complex is located at 2411 Echols […]

Natural resources stewardship conference set for April 14-15 in Kerrville

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu Dr. Rick Machen, 830-278-9151, r-machen@tamu.edu KERRVILLE – The third annual Bennett Trust Resource Stewardship Conference is scheduled for April 14-15 at the Inn of the Hills Resort and Conference Center in Kerrville. The conference is funded by the Ruth and Eskel Bennett Endowment and […]

AgriLife Extension gears up for second Regional Sorghum Program

  Plainview event is set for March 3 Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Danny Nusser, 806-677-5600, dnusser@ag.tamu.edu PLAINVIEW – Plans are being finalized for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Regional Sorghum Program set for March 3 in Plainview. Danny Nusser, AgriLife Extension regional program leader for the North Region, said the free event […]

New AgriLife Extension entomologist fills South Plains post

  Dr. Suhas Vyavhare started Feb. 1 Writers: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Charles Allen, 325-653-4576, ctallen@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Suhas Vyavhare, 806-723-8446, suhas.vyavhare@ag.tamu.edu LUBBOCK – Texas A&M University’s department of entomology and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomology project group announced the hiring of Dr. Suhas Vyavhare as the new AgriLife Extension cotton entomologist […]

Water quality training March 10 will focus on Village Creek-Lake Arlington watershed

ARLINGTON – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality and water management related to the Village Creek-Lake Arlington watershed will be held from 1-5 p.m. March 10 at the Trinity River Authority of Texas General Office, 5300 S. Collins St. in Arlington. Doors will open at noon for networking and a free lunch for […]