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Multi-County Land and Livestock Workshop slated for Dec. 1 in Eden

EDEN – The Multi-County Land and Livestock Workshop is set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Roy Burnes Civic Center, located in Pfluger Park, 1307 Broadway, Eden. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program is being conducted by the offices in Menard, Concho and McCulloch counties. “We’re seeing some big changes in everything […]

Private pesticide applicator license training offered twice in December 

PAINT ROCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled two Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicator trainings in December. Both meetings start at 9 a.m. and have the same curriculum.   The Dec. 6 meeting will be at the AgriLife Extension office in Concho County, which is located directly across U.S. Highway […]

Angora goat test to begin with delivery of animals Dec. 7

SONORA – The 2017 Texas A&M AgriLife Angora Goat Performance Test is set to begin with delivery of the bucks on Dec. 7 to the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora. The station is located 28 miles south of Sonora on U.S. Highway 55, between Sonora and Rocksprings. “The purpose of this program is […]

Southwest Beef Symposium set for Jan. 11-12 in Roswell

ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO – The Southwest Beef Symposium, a two-state educational program jointly hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service, is set for Jan. 11-12 at the Roswell Convention Center, 912 N. Main St. in Roswell, New Mexico.               This year’s theme will be “What’s to […]

AgriLife Extension names new family, consumer sciences agent for Parmer County

FARWELL – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Wendy Case the new agent for family and consumer sciences in Parmer County. The joint announcement was made by Parmer County Judge Trey Ellis and Michael Clawson, AgriLife Extension administrator in Lubbock. “We are happy to have Wendy join us here in the South Plains […]

AgriLife Research team makes strides in fight against Zika

COLLEGE STATION – There’s a war raging on a tiny battlefield and the outcome could well touch millions of people worldwide threatened by Zika and related viruses. The key ally unlocking the mystery surrounding this conflict is the long-dreaded yellow fever virus.       Dr. Kevin Myles, Glady “Hazitha” Samuel and Dr. Zach Adelman are Texas […]

Plans for third Texas Sheep and Goat Expo underway

SAN ANGELO – Wheels are in motion for a third Texas Sheep and Goat Expo based on  strong feedback from planners and participants of the Aug. 2016 event held at San Angelo’s Spur Arena, said the event’s chairman. Marvin Ensor, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service regional program leader at San Angelo, said a recent planning […]

QuailMasters 2017 dates set

SAN ANGELO – The QuailMasters 2017 workshop dates have been set, said the series’ lead instructor. Dr. Dale Rollins, statewide coordinator for Texas A&M AgriLife’s Reversing the Decline of Quail Initiative, San Angelo, said the workshop series is co-sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Wildlife Association. “QuailMasters is a series […]

Afghanistan trip offers insight for West Texas AgriLife Research scientist

SAN ANGELO – Afghanistan and West Texas have more in common than one might imagine, noted a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, fresh from a trip to the South Asian country.   Dr. John Walker, AgriLife Research resident director at San Angelo, was among a group that traveled to Afghanistan in mid-September to participate in […]

Chronic wasting disease training set Dec. 7 in Zapata County

ZAPATA – Three state agencies will conduct a public meeting focusing on chronic wasting disease from 9 a.m. until noon Dec. 7 at the Zapata County Community Center, 605 N. U.S. Highway 83 in Zapata. Dr. John Tomecek, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist at San Angelo, said the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department […]