Advanced metering infrastructure system workshop set for Nov. 9 in Cypress

CYPRESS  –  An advanced metering infrastructure system training for water utilities personnel is set for Nov. 9 in Cypress. The free workshop will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Richard and Meg Weekley Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse Road. Seating is limited to 45 people. Participants should preregister for the event at by Oct. 31. […]

Deadline for Pasture, Range and Forage Insurance sign-up Nov. 15

AMARILLO – Over the years, Texas ranchers and landowners have learned that growing grass for cattle is a risky business. Not so much dangerous, but very dependent on the weather. For that reason, DeDe Jones, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service risk management specialist in Amarillo, said producers need to consider the perennial Pasture, Range and […]

East Texas Garden Lecture Series set for Nov. 12 in Tyler

TYLER — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Smith County will continue its East Texas Garden Lecture Series at 9 a.m. Nov. 12 at the Tyler Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Drive in Tyler. Dr. Jared Barnes, assistant professor in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University […]

Texas A&M leading organic grain crop study

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Nithya Rajan and her colleagues believe organic grain and soybean crops have an enormous opportunity to satisfy demand for specialty feed for a growing niche livestock industry in Texas. Rajan, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop physiologist in the soil and crop sciences department at College Station, recently received a three-year, […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Nov. 9 in Centerville

CENTERVILLE — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m-4 p.m. Nov. 9 in Centerville for area residents interested in improving stream and riparian areas along the Navasota River. The morning session will be on the third floor of the County Annex II Building, […]

Irrigation evaluation workshop Nov. 16 in Austin could help attendees save water, money

AUSTIN –The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Lower Colorado River Authority will present a Landscape Irrigation System Evaluation Workshop Nov. 16 in Austin. The workshop will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the LCRA Dalchau Service Center, 3503 Montopolis Drive. This workshop is for licensed landscape irrigation professionals, water professionals, water conservation coordinators and […]

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences names outstanding alumni for 2016

COLLEGE STATION — Three former students have been chosen Outstanding Alumni,  and three others are being honored with the Outstanding Early Career Alumni Award by the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Outstanding Alumni honor went to Don Kaspar of Shiner, Dr. Fred Thornberry of College Station and Steven Lastovica of […]

Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School serves up healthful recipes, tips for better living

SAN ANTONIO — About 200 people participated in the Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School recently at the Whitley Theological Center in San Antonio. The school was conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County, Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program and AgriLife Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. “We present […]

Texas A&M family awarded Reserve American Breed Champion at State Fair of Texas

COLLEGE STATION – Right out of the chute, the Daniels family already has garnered far more success starting out in show cattle events than they initially expected. Dan Daniels, Texas A&M University Class of ‘99 and owner of D&D Moving and Storage in College Station, said he could hardly contain the excitement after his step-daughter, […]

Monarchs on the move

SAN ANGELO – Tens of thousands of monarch butterflies have been migrating through the Concho Valley in recent days, and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist hopes Texans stop to appreciate what he terms is truly a royal procession.                 “These are special insects, and they are moving through our country here in San […]