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Texas Master Naturalist program offers new printed curriculum

   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Mary Pearl Meuth, 979-845-7294, mpmeuth@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Master Naturalist program has a new training curriculum that’s hot off the press, a Texas A&M official said. Mary Pearl Meuth, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service associate at College Station who works with the statewide program affiliated […]

Gully retires after 23-year AgriLife Extension career

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu   Contact: Judy Gully, 325-653-4576, jk-gully@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Judy Gully, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service regional program leader for the agency’s West Region, will complete her 23-year career with the agency on Aug. 31. Gully has led the family and consumer sciences programming efforts across the 23-county West Central […]

AgriLife Extension sets two public Zika educational programs in Brown County Aug. 29

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, sa-anderson@tamu.edu BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a pair of Zika educational programs for the public on Aug. 29 in Brown County. The first program, sponsored by the City of Brownwood, will be at 4 p.m. at the Adams Street Community […]

North Texas Wildlife Conference to help landowners hang on to their piece of Texas

  AgriLife Extension, Texas Land Conservancy set Sept. 16 event in Weatherford Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. John Tomecek, 325-653-4576, John.Tomecek@ag.tamu.edu Jay Kingston, 817-598-6168  jkingsto@ag.tamu.edu WEATHERFORD – Organizers of the North Texas Conservation Easement Workshop aim to help rural landowners hang on to their piece of the state, organizers said. The conference will […]

Annual AgriLife ram test will start Sept. 12

     Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Dan Waldron, 325-653-4576, d-waldron@tamu.edu Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu  SAN ANGELO – The 2016-2017 annual Ram Performance Test conducted by Texas A&M will begin Sept. 12 with delivery of the Rambouillet rams to the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, north of San Angelo on […]

Swisher County Feed Grain Tour set for Aug. 25 in Happy

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: John Villalba, 806-995-3721, john.villalba@ag.tamu.edu HAPPY — The  Swisher County Feed Grains Tour hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Swisher County Ag Committee is set for Aug. 25 at Happy. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Happy Community Center, a mile southeast of […]

Educating the public about Zika is now AgriLife Extension’s ‘priority-one’

  Unprecedented  statewide campaign involves all Texas county staffs Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Mike Merchant, 972-952-9204, m-merchant@tamu.edu  or Dr. Sonja Swiger, 254-968-4144, slswiger@ag.tamu.edu                   COLLEGE STATION – Educating the public to protect themselves from Zika has become “priority one” for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, a state leader said.  AgriLife Extension […]

Big Country Wheat Conference set Aug. 18 in Abilene

Biennial event meant to ready producers for the fast approaching season ABILENE – Alternative crop options and the latest in new technology will headline this year’s Big Country Wheat Conference in Abilene, organizers said. The biennial event conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be held Aug. 18 in the Big Country Hall […]

Texas A&M scientist plays key role in new technology poised to make major cotton industry contribution

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Greg Sword, 979-862-1702, gasword@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION—The dream of many Texas cotton farmers plagued by dwindling irrigation water and drought might be to someday produce more fiber using the same amount of water. That dream is fast becoming reality now thanks to a commercially available seed treatment from […]

Plans are set for state’s premier sheep, goat educational programs

  Aug. 19-20 events in San Angelo to offer new industry technology, management, marketing aspects Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marvin Ensor, 325-653-4576, m-ensor@tamu.edu Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – After months of planning for this year’s Texas A&M AgriLife premier sheep and goat educational events, coordinators say all that remains is […]