Steve is about as West Texas as you can get. He has lived in San Angelo since 1964. He holds two degrees from Angelo State University, a bachelor's in journalism and a master's in animal science. Steve has been communications specialist with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in San Angelo since 1982. His territory has gradually expanded over the years until it now stretches over some 70 counties in AgriLife Extension Districts 2, 6, 7 and 10, Texas AgriLife Research in San Angelo, Lubbock and the wildlife and fisheries sciences department at Texas A&M University.

Concho Sheep and Goat Production Clinic slated for May 20 in Eden

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Brady Rose Evans, 325-732-4304, brady.evans@ag.tamu.edu   EDEN – The Concho Sheep and Goat Production Clinic, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has been set for May 20 at the Multi-Purpose Center in Eden. Registration begins at 8 a.m. followed by the program at 9 a.m. Adjournment is […]

‘The Housing Bomb’ seeks to change priorities

New book examines altering the housing/environment mind-set   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contacts: Dr. Tarla Rai Peterson, tarlarai@gmail.com Dr. Nils Peterson, 919-229-9519, http://www4.ncsu.edu/~mnpeters/ Dr. Jianguo Liu, 517-432-5025, liuji@msu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – If the authors of a recently published book have their way, “keeping up with the Joneses” may have more to do with who […]

Peanut breakthrough involved Texas A&M AgriLife scientists

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mark Burow, 806-746-6101, mburow@tamu.edu   LUBBOCK– A Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist said the recent release of the first peanut genome sequences to the public by the International Peanut Genome Initiative should have major effects on Texas peanut production for years to come.   “This release is important […]

AgriLife Extension sets multi-county wheat tour for May 2 in Taylor County

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Robert Pritz, 325-672-6048, r-pritz@tamu.edu   ABILENE – Several Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices will collaborate on the annual Multi-County Wheat Tour beginning at 8:30 a.m. May 2 at the Taylor County variety plots located off State Highway 351 on County Road 52, also known as Mesquite Lane. Participants […]

High Tunnel Strawberry Field Day slated for April 26 at Lubbock

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Russ Wallace 806-746-6101, rwwallace@ag.tamu.edu   LUBBOCK– Persons interested in high tunnel strawberry production should make plans to attend the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service High Tunnel Strawberry Field Day from 9:30 a.m.-noon April 26 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock. The center is […]

AgriLife Extension sets five Quail Appreciation Day programs in May

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dale Rollins, 653-4576, d-rollins@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct five Quail Appreciation Day programs across the state in May to bring landowners, naturalists and other enthusiasts abreast of the current quail population decline and present some possible remedies, the programs’ coordinator said. […]

Private applicator training/testing set for May 2 in San Angelo

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Josh Blanek, 325-659-6523, j-blanek@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Angelo State University’s agriculture department will conduct a training May 2 for individuals needing a Texas Department of Agriculture private applicators license. The training and subsequent testing will begin at 1 p.m. in room 263 […]

AgriLife Extension agent for Midland County named

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Ray Bader, 325-336-8585, rbader@ag.tamu.edu   MIDLAND – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Candace Carter as the new family and consumer sciences agent for Midland County. The announcement was made by Midland County Judge Mike Bradford and Ray Bader, AgriLife Extension district administrator at Fort Stockton. […]

First ‘Texas Mosquito Management’ manual readies municipalities for spring mosquito onslaught

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charles Allen, 325-653-4576,ctallen@ag.tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – Professionals tasked with public health protection now have a new resource to help control disease-carrying mosquitoes thanks to a team of Texas entomologists. “The 66-page ‘Texas Mosquito Management’ manual is the first ever published on our state’s most notorious disease vector,” […]

Neighbor Meeting Neighbor Spring Field Day set for April 12 at Sonora

Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charles “Butch” Taylor, 325-387-3168, angora@sonoratx.net, Pascual Hernandez, 325-387-3101, sutton-tx@tamu.edu or Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@ag.tamu.edu   SONORA – Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Edwards Plateau landowners are hosting the second Neighbor Meeting Neighbor Spring Field Day April 12 at the AgriLife Research station […]