May 16 Texas Ag Forum to feature agricultural transportation issues

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu AUSTIN – Agricultural transportation will be the focus of the 2016 Texas Ag Forum scheduled May 16 at the Hilton Austin Airport, organizers said. The forum will feature presentations from transportation experts and farm group representatives. “We thought it would be good to bring the agricultural and transportation experts […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for May 5 in Pflugerville

Contacts: Nikki Dictson, 979-458-5915, n-dictson@tamu.edu Roberto Vega, 512-990-6300, RobertoV@pflugervilletx.gov Daphne Richards, 512-854-9600, DRichards@ag.tamu.edu PFLUGERVILLE–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. May 5 in Pflugerville for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Gilleland Creek watershed, coordinators said. The […]

AgriLife Extension to partner on regional economic initiative

Contacts: Dr. Rebekka Dudensing, 979-845-1719, rmdudensing@tamu.edu Ronnie McDonald, 979-845-7808, Ronnie.McDonald@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Communities across Texas are invited to take advantage of a regional economic development initiative offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Prairie View Cooperative Extension Service, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development, according to organizers. Stronger Economies Together (SET) […]

Urban landowner program in Fort Worth on April 7 to cover a variety of topics

FORT WORTH – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Tarrant County will offer a program April 7 to inform landowners on a range of topics from maintaining agriculture or wildlife exemptions to possible financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program, which will also address rodent and other pest control methods […]

Castillo-González receives Vice Chancellor’s Award for graduate research

Contact: Claudia Marcela Castillo-González, 979-845-1012, castillo.cm@gmail.com COLLEGE STATION – Claudia Marcela Castillo-González of College Station has received a Texas A&M AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the graduate student research category. The honor was presented Jan. 14 during the 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence Ceremony in College Station. Castillo-González is a graduate assistant […]

Three-part beef cattle production series offered to Central Texas producers

Contact: Kara Matheney, 979-277-6212, kjmatheney@ag.tamu.edu BRENHAM – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Beef Council have teamed up to present a special Beef 706 program, a three-part series of hands-on sessions focusing on beef quality management and marketing opportunities. The program is available to beef cattle producers from Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Fayette, […]

What’s new in pesticides for 2016 program set for Jan. 8

Contact: Fred M. Hall, 817-884-1945, fmhall@ag.tamu.edu FORT WORTH — “What’s new in pesticides for 2016” is the theme for a Jan. 8 meeting in Fort Worth, according to Fred M. Hall, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Tarrant County. The program will feature industry representatives as well as AgriLife Extension professionals. Applicators and producers […]

Taiwan university joins Texas A&M, Borlaug Institute in fight against hunger, poverty

Contact: Gabe Saldana, 979-845-4164, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M University System, through its Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, has inked a “joint hub agreement” with Taiwan’s National Chung Hsing University recently, officials said.   The agreement binds the global agriculture powerhouses in an effort to address issues related to ecology, agriculture and […]

New director appointed for the Texas Water Resources Institute

Contact: Dr. John C. Tracy, 979-845-1851, John.Tracy@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. John C. Tracy has been named director of the Texas Water Resources Institute effective Dec. 7, according to Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University System. “We are excited to have someone like Dr. Tracy join […]

Dallas scientist leads pineapple genome sequencing

Contact: Dr. Qingyi Yu, 972-952-9225, QYu@ag.tamu.edu DALLAS — An international effort, led by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in Dallas, to sequence the pineapple’s genome has unlocked information about the fruit’s drought tolerance, the way it converts light to energy and what those characteristics could mean for the future of world food production. Seventy […]