Five-county West Texas Livestock and Range Conference slated for May 21 in Big Spring

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Rebel Royall, 432-354-2381, r-royall@tamu.edu BIG SPRING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the West Texas Livestock and Range Conference from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 21 at the Broughton Agriculture Complex on the Howard College campus in Big Spring. The annual event this year involves the AgriLife […]

Time to bust the myths about seat belts

Click It or Ticket campaign set for May 18-31 Contact: Bev Kellner, 979-862-1782, bkellner@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – When it comes to wearing seat belts, some motorists incorrectly think they are protected by the size of their vehicle, their seating position or where they are driving, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. The truth […]

Brackish groundwater important to West Texas

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Alyson McDonald, 432-336-8585, akmcdonald@ag.tamu.edu FORT STOCKTON – Even with the downturn in the oil patch, interest in brackish groundwater remains high across West Texas, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range expert said. “As water needs for municipalities and industries continue to grow, so does interest in pumping […]

New AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agent hired in Hutchinson County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Alesha Ward, 806-878-4026, Alesha.ward@ag.tamu.edu BORGER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Alesha Ward to fill the position of family and consumer sciences agent in Hutchinson County. “Alesha has a heart for helping people, and we are excited to have her and her unique abilities to communicate, […]

AgriLife Extension’s Living Waters Conference set for June 4 in Junction

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Sam Silvers, 325-446-2620, gssilvers@ag.tamu.edu   JUNCTION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Living Waters Conference from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 4 at the Texas Tech University Center at Junction, 254 Red Raider Lane in Junction. Registration is from 8-9 a.m., followed by the […]

Homeowner septic system workshops May 11-12 in Seguin  

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board will present a general “Homeowner Maintenance of Septic Systems Course” from 6-8 p.m. May 11 and from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 12. Both classes are free and will be held at the AgriLife Extension office […]

Forage plots, new equipment to be featured at O.D. Butler Field Day May 15

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Edward Schneider, 979-828-4270, e-schneider@tamu.edu FRANKLIN – New forage planting and harvesting equipment, plus demonstration plots, will be featured at the 29th annual O.D. Butler Forage Field Day scheduled May 15 at Circle X Land & Cattle Company Camp Cooley Ranch Division. The ranch is located at 4297 Camp Cooley […]

Rain barrel workshop offered by Backyard Gardening Series

SAN ANTONIO — A rain barrel workshop will be offered May 23 at Rainbow Gardens, 8516 Bandera Road in San Antonio, as part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Backyard Basics series. “A rain barrel is a container that collects and stores water for when you need it most,” said Troy Luepke, AgriLife Extension […]

Patch burning for targeted rangeland control will be featured in May 7 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 – Picking the time and place to conduct a prescribed patch burn for maximum rangeland brush management will be the topic of the May 7 webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. […]

AgriLife Extension debuts Living with Texas Fire educational videos

Prescribed burn series features 20 YouTube releases Writer: Steve, Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Morgan Russell, 325-657-7317,  morgan.russell@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Texas prescribed fire aficionados now have a series of free educational YouTube videos tailored specifically for the Lone Star State, the project’s leader said. Dr. Morgan Russell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist […]