Weed control topic of Feb. 5 range webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, 903-834-6191, vacorriher@ag.tamu.edu Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Best management practices for weed control will be the topic of a Feb. 5 webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. “To Spray or Not to Spray” is next in the […]

AgriLife Extension classes tackle how to profitably get involved in the family ranch

CORPUS CHRISTI  –  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has arranged two-day schools this spring for adult children and grandchildren of landowners who want to get involved in the family ranch. Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch School will be held at three locations in the state beginning in early March, according to Dr. Megan […]

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 […]

Farm bill program set for Jan. 30 in Kaufman

Contact: Ralph Davis, 972-932-9069, rs-davis@tamu.edu KAUFMAN — A farm bill decision program will take place Jan. 30 in Kaufman to help growers navigate decisions to be made under the 2014 bill, according to Ralph Davis, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent in Kaufman County. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the program will be […]

AgriLife Extension expert: Soundness exams, genetic testing improve herd performance

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Bruce Carpenter, 432-336-8585, bb-carpenter@tamu.edu AMARILLO – The value of a herd bull is determined not just by his genetic merit, but also by the number of calves he may or may not sire, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Emerging DNA technology offers the opportunity to […]

Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan enters implementation phase

Funding may be available to assist landowners in conservation plans Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TEMPLE – Agricultural producers in the Lampasas River Watershed will soon be eligible for financial assistance to help implement best management practices in their water quality management plans, according to a research associate with Texas A&M AgriLife Research. “AgriLife Research […]

Kidda chosen program coordinator for Long Acres Ranch Nature Tourism Center

RICHMOND — Jim Kidda has been selected as the new program coordinator for Long Acres Ranch Nature Tourism Center near Richmond, said Miles Phillips, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service nature tourism specialist at Texas A&M University. The center is managed as an educational and recreational facility by AgriLife Extension’s nature tourism program. The 750-plus acre […]

Farm bill training set Jan. 26 in Coastal Bend’s Jackson County

EDNA  –  Farmers have several important decisions to make under the 2014 farm bill, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. To help growers navigate the process, a farm bill decision program meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Jackson County Services Building auditorium, 411 N. Wells […]

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 […]