Four-state cattle conference set Dec. 10 in Texarkana

Conference to bring experts in from Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TEXARKANA, Ark. – Helping livestock producers take advantage of historically high markets and rebuilding herds will be just two of the presentations at this year’s Four States Cattle Conference set Dec. 10 in Texarkana, said a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Animal grazing behavior topic of Nov. 6 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Bob Lyons, 830-278-9151, rk-lyons@tamu.edu Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Understanding animal grazing behavior is an important part of grazing management. Landowners can learn more about the most important issues at a Nov. 6 webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. […]

Homeowner septic system workshops set for Nov. 10 and 11 in Seguin

SEGUIN — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board will present two homeowner septic system workshops on Nov. 10 and 11 in Seguin. The first will be a general “Homeowner Maintenance of Septic Systems Course” from 6-8 p.m. Nov 10. The second will be an in-depth […]

2014 farm bill, online decision aid training event Nov. 10 in Salt Lake City

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A one-day 2014 farm bill overview and producer decision aid demonstration and training is scheduled Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. There is no cost to attend the […]

AgriLife Extension sets more farm bill decision-aid meetings

  West Central, Far West Texas producers targeted Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Bill Thompson, 325-653-4576, w-thompson@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel are blanketing the state with educational meetings for farmers on the intricacies of the new farm bill and West Texas is no exception, according to one of the […]

Pecos County pesticide workshop slated for Nov. 18 in Fort Stockton

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: David Disselhorst, 432-336-2541, david.disselhorst@ag.tamu.edu   FORT STOCKTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Pecos County will conduct a Pesticide Management and Continuing Education Unit Workshop beginning at 8 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Pecos County Civic Center, 1674 Airport Drive in Fort Stockton. Individual […]

AgriLife Extension targets deer management calendar app in time for deer season

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. James Cathey, 979-845-7370, jccathey@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has announced a new deer management calendar app on the cusp of this year’s fast-approaching deer season. “The brand new White-tailed Deer Management Calendar is meant to help landowners, hunters and wildlife managers […]

Texas crop, weather for Oct. 28, 2014

Sugarcane aphid here to stay in Texas Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Though the sugarcane aphid is manageable, it’s likely here to stay in South Texas and the rest of the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. The sugarcane aphid became a pest of sorghum for the first […]

Using the Internet to Grow Aquaculture Sales workshop slated for Dec. 11

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Todd Sink, 979-862-1558,Todd.Sink@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – Aquaculturists serious about using the Internet and social media as an inexpensive way to bolster business should mark their calendars for the Dec. 11 workshop,  “Using the Internet to Grow Aquaculture Sales,” said the workshop’s coordinator. The workshop is being […]