Chronic wasting disease webinars set for Oct.13 and Oct. 16

AgriLife Extension, Texas Wildlife Association to collaborate Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Dr. John Tomecek, 325-653-4576, SAN ANGELO – Chronic wasting disease will be the topic of a free two-part educational webinar series for deer hunters set from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 13 and Oct. 16. The webinars are a collaborative […]

New food establishment rules to expand food handler requirements

AgriLife Extension offers in-person, online food safety programming KERRVILLE – New Texas Food Establishment Rules affecting those in the food service industry have been reviewed and will be accepted as of Oct. 11, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist for food protection management in Kerrville. “One major change that will impact the […]

Stenholm to keynote 2015 Texas Plant Protection Association Conference

Innovations for Texas agriculture focus of Dec. 8-9 conference Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, BRYAN – Former Congressman Charles Stenholm will kick off the 27th annual Texas Plant Protection Association Conference scheduled Dec. 8-9 at the Brazos Center in Bryan. Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M […]

Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference set for Dec. 3 in Wichita Falls

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contacts: Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, Marty New, 580-255-0546, WICHITA FALLS – After some tough drought-influenced years, cattlemen looking to return to efficient production should attend the Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference set Dec. 3 in Wichita Falls, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “Ranchers in north Texas […]

Experts to discuss bull-selection criteria at Cameron on Nov. 12

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, CAMERON — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Milam County will host a “Bull Selection for Commercial and Seedstock Beef Producers” program Nov. 12 near Cameron. The training will be held from 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. at 44 Farms, about 1 mile east of Cameron on 1945 County Road 227, […]

Williamson hired as AgriLife Extension agriculture agent for Armstrong County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Derek Williamson, 806-226-3021, CLAUDE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Derek Williamson to fill the agriculture and natural resources agent position in Armstrong County, according to Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. Williamson will begin on Oct. 7, starting with the agency’s First […]

National 4-H Food Challenge in Dallas serves variety of experiences

Texas teams take home top honors DALLAS – Texas teams came in first and second place at the 2nd Annual National 4-H Food Challenge contest recently held at the State Fair of Texas. The contest was a multi-faceted experience for members of the six participating teams, which represented Georgia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia,  coordinators […]

Texas crop, weather for Oct. 6, 2015

Agricultural engineering centennial a ‘tip of the hat’ to the past and the future Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION — On Oct. 9-10, the Texas A&M University department of biological and agricultural engineering at College Station will celebrate its 100-year birthday, and you’re invited. Officially, the outdoor centennial event is called a “technology […]

Jujube: Texas producers learn to grow, how to eat little-known fruit

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872,            COLLEGE STATION – Several hands raised when asked at the annual Texas Fruit Conference who had acreage of jujube.            “What were you thinking?” presenter Bill Adams quipped.            Adams, a retired Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist in Harris County, told about 200 fruit producers at the Hilton […]

Cattle market outlook to be featured at Oct. 30 Brazos Valley program

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dusty Tittle, 979-823-0129,  BRYAN – A fall cattle clinic is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Brazos Valley Livestock Commission. The event is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with the Brazos County Beef and Forage Committee. “We have put […]