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 […]

Texas well-owner training set for Feb. 19 in Round Rock

ROUND ROCK — Anyone interested in private water well management in the San Gabriel River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Feb.19 in Round Rock. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Community Room at the Jester Annex, 1801 East […]

Forestry internship expands university, grade school students’ natural resources understanding

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Vogel, 979-845-5580, Jason_vogel@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – University students from across the nation interested in forest science can come to Texas A&M University for a summer of hands-on research and, in turn, take their new knowledge and share it with middle and high school students. The exchange of […]

Academy for Ranch Management burn schools set for February, March

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Ray Hinnant, 979-820-1778, ray.hinnant@gmail.com SONORA – The Academy for Ranch Management will host two rangeland burning schools in February and March at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings. A Prescribed Rangeland Burning School will be Feb. 19-21 and the Advanced […]

Future Texas A&M crop breeding to place greater emphasis on marker-assisted technology

Expert: Advanced technology needed to feed and clothe growing population Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Baltensperger, 979-845-3041, dbaltensperger@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop scientists will make a strong push in the coming years to increase food and feed production using marker-assisted breeding programs, according to […]

Camp Brisket draws all walks of life to learn finer points of Texas’ most popular cut for barbecue

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – From doctors and computer information technologists to restaurant owners, 2015 Camp Brisket participants learned the finer points of cooking one of the most popular barbecue cuts found throughout Texas. Dr. Jeff Savell, distinguished professor in the department of animal science  at Texas A&M University, led the camp […]

Institute-led initiative receives $2.3 million grant to address water quantity, quality in  Lower Rio Grande Valley

Contacts: Kevin Wagner, 979-845-2649, klwagner@ag.tamu.edu Jaime Flores, 956-969-5607, jjflores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION—A Texas Water Resources Institute-led initiative has received a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to address water quantity and water quality concerns in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Improvement Initiative is […]

Texas well-owner training set for Feb. 5 in Navasota

NAVASOTA– Anyone interested in private water well management in the Navasota River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Feb.5 in Navasota. The workshop is being offered through collaboration with the Texas Small Farmers and Ranchers Community Based Organization. The training, which is free and open to the public, is from 8:30 […]

Smith named Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Stephen Smith, Regents professor and research scientist in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, has been named a 2014 Faculty Fellow by Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The Faculty Fellows Program was established in 1998 to acknowledge and reward exceptional research faculty within the […]

Organic farmer, gardener association conference to be held Jan. 29-31 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will hold its 2015 conference from Jan. 29-31 at the Hilton San Antonio Airport, with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service a prominent participant, said David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for Bexar County. The hotel is located at 611 N.W. Loop 410 in San Antonio. […]