Pesticide applicator training slated for Feb. 5 in San Benito

SAN BENITO —  Training for private pesticide applicators or those needing Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units to maintain their license will be held Feb. 5 in San Benito. The training will be held at the Cameron County San Benito Annex Building at 1390 W. Expressway 83, San Benito, according to Brad Cowan, Texas […]

Tree giveaway, youth activities among offerings at H-E-B Little Buckaroo Farms

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a variety of youth activities, horticultural offerings and practical demonstrations at the H-E-B Little Buckaroo Farms tent during the 2015 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo Feb. 12- March 1, said agency participants. The Little Buckaroo Farms tent will be in the Family Fair […]

Media Advisory: Blackland Income Growth Conference Feb. 3-4

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, WACO – The Blackland Income Growth Conference is scheduled Feb. 3-4 at the Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd., in Waco. A number of commodity sessions will be featured throughout the two-day event, which will be attended by farmers and ranchers throughout the region. The conference kicks off with registration […]

Livestock show animal health focus of recent Texas A&M AgriLife workshop

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, COLLEGE STATION – A recent workshop held at Texas A&M University and also made available to online participants taught attendees preventive care and treatment tips with livestock show projects. Workshop organizers were Dr. Tom Hairgrove, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service livestock and food systems coordinator, Dr. Jason Cleere, AgriLife Extension […]

AgriLife Extension expert: Sesame, guar seeing new market interest

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Calvin Trostle, 806-746-6101, CHILDRESS – The specialty crops of sesame and guar are a good fit for semi-arid, dryland cropping, and the Rolling Plains and South Plains regions have plenty of acres that fit that category, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist. Dr. Calvin […]

AgriLife Extension educational meetings set during Wichita Falls Ranch and Farm Expo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: David Graf, 940-716-8610, WICHITA FALLS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will provide two days of educational meetings during the Wichita Falls Ranch and Farm Expo March 4-5 in the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center, 111 N. Burnett St. in Wichita Falls. Educational activities each day will provide […]

Organizers say becoming a Master Gardener can be a life-changer

February training classes set for Hidalgo, Cameron counties EDINBURG —  The registration deadlines to become a Master Gardener this year are Feb. 12 in Hidalgo County and Feb. 23 in Cameron County. But for those who register, it’s more than an opportunity to learn about gardening; it can be a life changer, according to organizers. […]

AgriLife Extension in Travis County to present landscape series on dealing with drought

AUSTIN — Now is the time to learn about ways to help landscapes and gardens perform in the hot, dry summer months that lie ahead while conserving, preserving and protecting water resources, said Daphne Richards, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist for Travis County. “Even though it’s still winter, the well-prepared gardener should be thinking […]

Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership meeting will be Feb. 3 in Seguin

Meeting will address various water quality improvement efforts, including feral hog control SEGUIN – Those interested in the local water quality situation or participating in the third annual Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Clean Up event are invited to attend the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership meeting Feb. 3. The meeting, which is free and […]

Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society to meet Feb. 6 in Weslaco

WESLACO  —  Sporting a new name to reflect wider horizons, the Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society will hold its 69th annual meeting Feb. 6 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Weslaco, according to organizers. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and talks begin at 8:20 a.m. at the center’s Hoblitzelle Auditorium. The […]