Water quality training April 21 in Palacios will focus on Tres Palacios River and Bay

PALACIOS – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to the Tres Palacios River and Bay will be held from 1-5 p.m. April 21 at the First United Methodist Church, 209 Lucas Avenue in Palacios. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for April 1 in Floresville

FLORESVILLE — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1 in Floresville for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the upper San Antonio River watershed. The free workshop is co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office […]

2015 Aggie Processed Meat Technology School set April 22-24 in College Station

Contact: Dr. Dan Hale, 979-845-3935, dhale@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The 2015 Aggie Processed Meat Technology School will be held April 22-24 at Texas A&M University in College Station. Dr. Dan Hale, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service meat specialist, said based on input from past participants, the school has been expanded by one additional day. “Anyone […]

Texas A&M AgriLife rainwater harvesting course opens to public

Contact: Karen Sanders, 972-952-9671, Karen.sanders@tamu.edu DALLAS — Individuals and industry professionals are invited to attend Rainwater University 2015, scheduled for April 7-9 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas, 17360 Coit Road. Rainwater University is an instructional series on the latest techniques and industry standards for effective collection, storage and use […]

Spring Forage Workshop set for April 8 in McGregor

Contact: Shane McLellan, 254-757-5180, s-mclellan@tamu.edu McGREGOR – A spring forage workshop hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in McLennan, Bell and Coryell counties will be held from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 8 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center, at McGregor. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. Three Texas Department of Agriculture […]

Akey named director at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

COLLEGE STATION —  The Texas A&M System Board of Regents has named Dr. Bruce L. Akey director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Akey began as executive deputy director at the lab in June of 2014 and had served as interim director since September 2014. “Dr. Akey has shown outstanding leadership in veterinary […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for March 12 in Hamilton

HAMILTON–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 12 in Hamilton for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Leon River watershed. The free workshop will be co-hosted by the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources. The morning […]

Private water well screenings set for March in Dimmit, La Salle, Zavala, Atascosa and Frio counties

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well screenings on March 9 for Dimmit, La Salle, Zavala, Atascosa and Frio counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water tested. The screenings are presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in these counties in partnership with the […]

Central Texas project will study drought tolerance of landscape plants

Stakeholders invited to tour study’s drought simulator in San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — Does a tough modern rose really need 4 inches of water a month to survive a drought? Can a plant bounce back after an entire growing season without rain? A group of Central Texas entities is hoping to find these and other […]

Farm bill program set for Jan. 30 in Kaufman

Contact: Ralph Davis, 972-932-9069, rs-davis@tamu.edu KAUFMAN — A farm bill decision program will take place Jan. 30 in Kaufman to help growers navigate decisions to be made under the 2014 bill, according to Ralph Davis, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent in Kaufman County. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the program will be […]