Four States Agricultural Expo set for Feb. 9 in Texarkana

TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS – The Four States Agricultural Exposition is scheduled from 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Four States Fairgrounds, 3700 E. 50th St. in Texarkana, Arkansas. The exposition is a joint effort between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service.  It is typically […]

Food handlers’ safety class set for Jan. 22 in Gilmer

GILMER – A Texas Department of State Health Services accredited food handlers program will be offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Jan. 22 in Gilmer. Julie York, instructor and AgriLife Extension county coordinator/family and consumer sciences agent, Upshur County, noted the program date falls on a Sunday. The program is required for all […]

East Texas timber producers, landowners meeting Jan. 19 in Marshall

MARSHALL – Timber producers can learn about various programs available to and tax tips for rural landowners with timber interests during an event Jan. 19 in Marshall. The event will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Harrison County, 102 W. Houston St. from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and open […]

Texas Nursery and Landscape Association receives AgriLife Extension Partnership Award

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Nursery and Landscape Association received a 2017 Partnership Award from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The award was presented Jan. 10 during the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. AgriLife Extension first conferred its Partnership Award to the Texas Nursery and Landscape […]

Research trials focus on winter pasture stocking strategies

OVERTON – Profits in stocker production can be as green as winter pastures when conditions are right and producers apply correct stocking strategies, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert. And research trials at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton are focusing on identifying optimal strategies and stocking rates for […]

Pesticide applicator credit hour course set for Jan. 26 in Harleton

HARLETON – An annual pesticide applicator credit hour program is scheduled from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Enoch’s Stomp Winery, 871 Ferguson Road in Harleton. The event is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Gregg and Harrison counties. Six Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be available, including […]

Wine grape growers workshop set for Jan. 20 in Pittsburg

PITTSBURG – The third annual Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Texas Wine Grape Grower Workshop will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 20 at Los Pinos Ranch, 658 County Road 1334 in Pittsburg. Cost is $40, and an RSVP is required at sherydamuth@gmail.com by Jan. 13. Michael Cook, AgriLife Extension viticulture program specialist, Denton, […]

Pasture management program set for Feb. 17 in Overton

OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold an East Texas Pasture Management Program Feb. 17 in Overton. The program begins with registration at 12:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053. Cost is $25 per person if preregistered by Feb. 15 or $35 the […]

East Texas Turfgrass Conference set for Feb. 2

OVERTON – The 2017 East Texas Turfgrass Conference is set for Feb. 2 in Overton. The annual event begins with registration at 8 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053. It is scheduled to conclude around 4 p.m. The event will focus on turfgrasses and will be […]

Post-hunting season management can help deer herds

OVERTON – The end of deer season marks the beginning of winter management for landowners who monitor deer populations and want to maximize their potential, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. The general Texas deer season closes  Jan. 1 for hunters in the north zone, said Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, […]