AgriLife Extension seeks to make Texans ‘disaster aware’ as part of national efforts

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is supporting National Preparedness Month efforts by asking Texans to ready their families, businesses and communities for a disaster or emergency, said an AgriLife Extension family development and resource specialist in College Station. “AgriLife Extension is focusing even greater attention on disaster preparedness during September, as […]

Wildfire impact to be topic of Sept. 4 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Diana Doan-Crider, 979-845-1851, d-crider@tamu.edu Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Wildfires can have a huge impact on an area, but how is this determined? The next Texas Range Webinar conducted monthly by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit will answer that question. […]

Training to lessen the risky business of beef production

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu CARTHAGE –The program, “Reducing Risk in Beef Production,” will be held Sept. 11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Carthage, 110 S. Sycamore St. The multi-county program is hosted by AgriLife Extension in Harrison, Shelby and Panola counties, said Randy Reeves, AgriLife Extension agent in Harrison County. […]

AgriLife Extension sets swine PEDv seminar for youth exhibitors, parents

  Lubbock educational program Sept. 17 to discuss new swine virus prior to show season   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Robert Scott, 806-775-1680, rj-scott@tamu.edu   LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the PEDv Seminar beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, 1121 Canyon Lake […]

Private pesticide applicator training set for Sept. 5 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County and Texas Department of Agriculture are offering certification and recertification training for private pesticide applicator license holders. The training will be Sept. 5 at the AgriLife Extension office, located in Suite 208 of the Conroy Square business complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive in […]

Watershed partnership meeting Sept. 9 in Seguin to feature rainwater harvesting class

SEGUIN — The Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership meeting on Sept. 9 will feature a class on rainwater harvesting, according to organizers. The program will start at 6 p.m. at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority’s River Annex, 905 Nolan St. in Seguin. The meeting is free and open to the public. It begins with an introduction […]

Cattle producers can add revenue through cost-effective calf management

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Mac Young, 361-265-9203, amyoung@ag.tamu.edu CORPUS CHRISTI – A new Farm Assistance study conducted by specialists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reveals cattle producers can add significant net cash farm income to their operations on top of already high cattle prices by implementing cost-effective calf management practices. As […]

AgriLife Extension offers estate planning workshops in Lubbock, Lamb counties in September

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Robert Scott, 806-775-1680, rj-scott@tamu.edu Mandi Seaton, 806-385-4222, mkseaton@ag.tamu.edu   LUBBOCK – South Plains landowners seeking farm and ranch estate planning information will have two chances to find it in September. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct two estate planning seminars with similar curriculums on Sept. […]

Dairy provisions highlight Muleshoe farm bill educational program

    Dr. Joe Outlaw, co-director, Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M, and Dr. Scott Brown nationally recognized dairy economist, to speak Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jackie Smith, 806-746-6101,  j-smith34@tamu.edu   MULESHOE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct an educational program on the 2014 farm bill’s dairy […]

Ranchers weigh options on replacement heifers amid historic high prices

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, sbevers@ag.tamu.edu Editor’s note: This report has a video available at http://youtu.be/YBmgINs4Ayc  COLLEGE STATION – When it comes to replacement heifers in beef cattle operations, producers are faced with a dilemma: Raise them, buy them or sell them and “take the money and run,” said a Texas A&M […]