Fresh Texas sweet potatoes can add a flavorful, healthy touch this Thanksgiving

CANTON — Families can be snippy about their personal recipe for sweet potatoes, but the orange, fleshy vegetable usually shows up in some form at every Thanksgiving meal. At a time of year when people tend to toss aside any notion of dieting, the sweet potato – depending on what’s added to it for the […]

Experts: Think outside the box when selecting replacement cattle

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRENHAM – With cattle prices at record highs, ranchers looking to build back beef cattle herds need to take careful consideration of the composition of replacement heifers to yield top-quality calves, according to experts. About 200 cattle producers attended the recent 43rd South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Brenham, hearing […]

Olive production, management seminar slated for Dec. 15 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present an Olive Production and Management Seminar at the dairy barn located on the San Antonio Livestock Exposition grounds from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. The dairy barn is closest to the West Gate/Gate A entrance at 3201 E. Houston St. Registration […]

Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference set for Dec. 2 in Lawton

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, sbevers@ag.tamu.edu Bob LeValley, 580-255-0546, bob.levalley@okstate.edu LAWTON, Okla. – The annual Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference, a joint effort between theTexas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, will be held Dec. 2. The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at […]

Newer hybrids with shorter maturity dates provide corn producers options

AgriLife Research study shows water efficiency, yields can be maximized Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Qingwu Xue, 806-354-5803, QXue@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are wrapping up a two-year study to determine the best combination of corn hybrids, planting dates and maturity to maintain yield and maximize water-use efficiency. The AgriLife […]

Dr. Chris Boleman selected to board of trustees for National 4-H Council

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Chris Boleman had been appointed to the board of trustees of the National 4-H Council. Boleman is one of seven new trustees for 2014 making up a board representing agriculture, business, the land-grant university Cooperative Extension System, U.S. Department of Agriculture and young professionals who are recent 4-H alumni. He is […]

AgriLife Research sets rangeland prescribed burn training for February and 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 held Feb. 19-21, according to […]

Texas crop, weather for Nov. 18, 2014

Freeze came at just about the right time for South Plains cotton Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The first hard freeze for the South Plains and Lubbock area came on Nov. 13 -14, about 10 days later than average, which was timely for finishing up the area’s cotton, according to a Texas […]

AgriLife Extension’s South Plains district hires three new county agents

  New agents added in Terry, Parmer and Scurry counties   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Michael Clawson, 806-746-6101, m-clawson@tamu.edu   LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has added three new county agents to the South Plains district’s 20-county roster, said the district’s administrator. “Ronda White became the new AgriLife Extension family […]