Stocker cattle program set for July 8 in West

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Shane McLellan, 254-757, WEST  – A stocker cattle program is set for July 8 at the West Auction Barn, 20645 N. Interstate Highway 35 in West. The program is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in McLennan, Limestone, Bell, Bosque, Hill and Coryell counties. […]

Back-to-back annual canola conferences set for July in Oklahoma and Texas

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contacts: Dr. Emi Kimura, 940-552-9941, Dr. Clark Neely, 979-845-3041, VERNON – Two days of canola conferences in neighboring states, Oklahoma and Texas, will provide producers an in-depth look at the crop that is generating a growing interest. Canola has grown in popularity among Rolling Plains producers in the […]

Sugarcane aphids make 2015 West Central Texas debut

AgriLife Extension expert advises due diligence in managing fast-moving pest Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Dr. Charles Allen, 325-653-4576, SAN ANGELO – Sugarcane aphid, the pest that devastated thousands of acres of grain and forage sorghum crops last year across the south, has again been spotted in West Central Texas, an expert warns. […]

Water quality training July 21 in League City will focus on Dickinson Bayou

LEAGUE CITY – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to Dickinson Bayou will be held from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. July 21 at Clear Falls High School, 4380 Village Way in League City. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation […]

Multi-agency San Saba County Conservation Expo set for July 16

Central Texas Conservation Partnership educational event to offer variety of topics Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Neal Alexander, 325-372-5416, SAN SABA – A mix of topics ranging from pecan tree management to fire ecology will be offered during the San Saba County Conservation Expo set from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 16 at the […]

Don’t add yard or house fire to July 4th fireworks.

COLLEGE STATION – Besides fireworks, nothing says the Fourth of July like a cookout. To help Texans declare independence from fires and other mishaps related to outdoor grilling, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert has offered some advice. “It’s extremely important that people take extra care if planning to grill outdoors, especially in open […]

Beginning Ranchers Educational Program draws lots of questions, interest in expanding operations

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Tom Hairgrove, 979-458-3216, COLLEGE STATION – More than 70 beginning ranchers new to the cattle business heard in-depth discussions on methods to produce and market cattle during a two-day workshop held at Texas A&M University in College Station. The workshop was sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Stiles Farm Field Day held indoors due to Tropical Storm Bill

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, TAYLOR – With the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill making its way toward Williamson County, the Stiles Farm Field Day, traditionally held in Thrall, was moved indoors for the first time in its 52-year history. More than 150 farmers made the short trip to the Knights of Columbus Hall in […]

Summer meals program makes good neighbors in Edinburg

EDINBURG  —  Kids and their parents make her office building come alive every Monday and Friday morning. That’s just one of the many benefits Melissa DeLeon cites about a new program collaboration she and others initiated this year to feed local children. Twice a week, about 30 neighborhood kids come in with their parents for […]

Urban Wildlife Management conference slated for July 29 in Dallas

DALLAS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas will host an Urban Wildlife Management conference July 29. The conference will take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Building C of the center, located at 17360 Coit Road in Dallas. Lunch is included. “Anyone working with or interested in managing wildlife populations […]