Texas A&M future entrepreneurs lay foundation for potential businesses

COLLEGE STATION – Venturing into a business of your own can be a daunting task, but 36 agricultural economics students at Texas A&M University are well on their way to entering the world of entrepreneurship. The Agricultural Economics 425 seniors recently spent a full day as part of the Donald G. “Don” Kaspar ‘49 Agribusiness […]

AgriLife Extension sets third Sandhills Cattlemen’s Conference

CRANE – The third annual Sandhills Cattlemen’s Conference has been set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 11 at the Crane County Exhibition Building, 900 W. 6th St. in Crane.             The multi-county event conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will include Crane, Ward, Ector, Winkler and Loving counties.               “It’s been […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 21

COLLEGE STATION – Early spring conditions may have disrupted bedding plant producer schedules, but milder-than-normal conditions could mean an extended growing season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Charlie Hall, professor of horticulture, College Station, said early spring conditions for Texas and much of the southeastern U.S. and Central Midwest have […]

Brown County sets AgriLife Extension Lunch-N-Learn Horticulture Series

BROWNWOOD – It’s officially spring and with it comes the annual Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Lunch-N-Learn Horticulture Series in Brownwood. The series will meet once a month from April through July at the AgriLife Extension office in Brown County, 605 Fisk Ave. “As is apparent from the name, all the programs are set during […]

Military caregiving workshop March 29 to focus on students with special needs

AMARILLO – “Successful Transitions for Students with Special Needs: What Resources Are Available to You” will be this month’s topic of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program webinar on March 29. The one-hour webinar will begin at 10 a.m. and is free and open to all interested, but registration is required, said Andrew […]

Livestock Supply Points for wildfire donations set closing dates

AMARILLO – The truckloads of hay have slowed, and producers affected by wildfires are beginning to get some perspective on the damage done and the path forward, so Livestock Supply Points in three counties will begin winding down, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service officials. Danny Nusser, AgriLife Extension regional program leader in Amarillo, […]

Water well trainings and screenings set for April in the Panhandle

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer Texas Well Owner Network trainings and screenings throughout the Texas Panhandle in April, said program coordinators. The Texas Water Resources Institute is partnering with AgriLife Extension and the network on these programs. “Private well owners in Texas are independently responsible for monitoring the quality […]

Variety screening identifies potatoes with resistance to zebra chip disease

AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathology team in Amarillo intentionally infected potato plants with psyllids positive with the bacterium that causes zebra chip, a deadly disease plaguing the potato industry for the past 15 years. The outcome is some promising germplasm that will help in the battle against the costly disease, said […]

TCU ranch management students visit Texas A&M AgriLife center in Overton

OVERTON – Future ranchers and ranch managers enrolled in the Texas Christian University Ranch Management program recently visited the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton to talk with experts and learn about the resources available to them around the state. Jason Faubion, the program’s assistant director, Fort Worth, said the program is […]