Concho Valley Small Grain Workshop set for Aug. 19 in Lowake

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Joshua Blanek, 325-659-6523, j-blanek@tamu.edu LOWAKE – The Concho Valley Small Grain Workshop conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is set for Aug. 19 at the Lowake Community Center in Lowake. The community center is the red brick school building at 23860 Farm-to-Market Road 381. Registration starts […]

Wild Pig Management Workshop set for Aug.18 in Palo Pinto County

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Josh Helcel, 254-248-0562,  josh.helcel@ag.tamu.edu   PALO PINTO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a Wild Pig Management Workshop for landowners and the general public from 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 18 at the AgriLife Extension office, 221 S. 5th Ave., Palo Pinto. “Many landowners are well aware […]

‘Growing good kids’ books recognized

Contact: Randy Seagraves, 979-845-8565, seagraves@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The “Growing Good Kids – Excellence in Children’s Literature Award” has been conferred on two books by the American Horticultural Society and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s International Junior Master Gardener program. The award recognizes children’s books that effectively promote an appreciation for gardening, plants and […]

Dove Management Seminar set for Aug. 6 in Abilene

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Robert Pritz, 325-672-6048, r-pritz@tamu.edu   ABILENE – With a banner hunting year shaping up thanks to bountiful rains over much of Texas, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is ushering in dove season with a Dove Management Seminar Aug. 6 in Abilene. The program, to be held at the […]

Fundamentals of water quality monitoring workshop set for Aug. 6-7 in Temple

TEMPLE — The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a Fundamentals of Developing a Water Quality Monitoring Plan workshop Aug. 6-7 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, 808 E. Blackland Road in Temple. The workshop is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 6 and from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the […]

Texas crop, weather for July 21, 2015

Bermuda grass stem maggot advances across Texas Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – After a year of low activity, the Bermuda grass stem maggot has returned with a vengeance and spread quickly across Texas. “Since 2013, this new pest has rapidly expanded its range in Texas and is now found throughout much of […]

New agriculture agent hired for AgriLife Extension in Hansford County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andrew Sprague, 806-659-4130, Andrew.sprague@ag.tamu.edu SPEARMAN – Working for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has been something of a “family affair” for Andrew Sprague, who was hired as the new agriculture and natural resources agent for Hansford County. Sprague, a native of Darrouzett, began in the Spearman office on […]

Two dairy animal handling trainings slated for August

DALLAS – Two Animal Handling Training programs – one in the Panhandle and one in Central Texas — will be presented in August by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. “This training is designed for owners, managers and employees,” said Dr. Ellen Jordan, AgriLife Extension dairy specialist in Dallas. “The class will emphasize safe and […]

New AgriLife Extension agent named in Oldham County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Chelsey Eicke, 806-267-2692, Chelsey.tillman@ag.tamu.edu VEGA – Chelsey Eicke may have deep roots planted in agriculture, but her heart is with   another part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s educational outreach. Eicke has been hired as the new family and consumer sciences agent for Oldham County. She began July […]

Multi-County Pond Management Workshop slated for Aug. 7 in Hondo

HONDO – A Pond Management Workshop will be held Aug. 7 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1008 16th St. in Hondo. The workshop, which will be from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bexar, Medina and Uvalde counties. “This workshop is intended to provide […]