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 […]

Institute-led initiative receives $2.3 million grant to address water quantity, quality in  Lower Rio Grande Valley

Contacts: Kevin Wagner, 979-845-2649, klwagner@ag.tamu.edu Jaime Flores, 956-969-5607, jjflores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION—A Texas Water Resources Institute-led initiative has received a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to address water quantity and water quality concerns in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Improvement Initiative is […]

Blackland Income Growth beef session set for Feb. 3

Meeting highlights: marketing, replacement and sire selection strategies Contact: Mark Arnold, 972-825-5175, wm-arnold@tamu.edu WACO – The beef session of the 2015 Blackland Income Growth Conference Feb. 3 will feature industry experts discussing strategies to assist beef producers on how to capitalize on today’s strong beef market. The annual conference, to be held at the Extraco Events […]

Dangott receives Vice Chancellor’s Award for technical, programmatic staff

Contact: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Larry Dangott, a research scientist with the department of biochemistry and biophysics at Texas A&M University in College Station, has received the Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Technical and Programmatic Staff. The honor was presented Jan. 6 during the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference  in College […]

Alfredo Erazo-Oliveras receives Vice Chancellor’s graduate assistant award

Contact: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Alfredo Erazo-Oliveras of College Station has received a Texas A&M AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the Graduate Assistant Researchcategory. The honor was presented Jan. 6 during the 2015 Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence Ceremony in College Station. Erazo-Oliveras is a graduate assistant in research for […]

Harris County’s Alicia Bradley receives Superior Service Award

Contact: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Alicia Bradley has received the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Superior Service Award in the office support category. Bradley is an AgriLife Extension nutrition education associate with the agency’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program in Harris County. The award, presented Jan. 6 during the Texas A&M […]

Earth-Kind Rose Team earns Vice Chancellor’s Award

Contact: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The National Earth-Kind Rose Team has been honored with the Texas A&M AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Collaboration. The honor was presented Jan. 6 during the 2015 Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence ceremony in College Station. The Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence were established in […]

Robert Koenig receives Vice Chancellor’s Award for graduate student teaching

Contact: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Robert Koenig, a graduate student in the department of biochemistry and biophysics at Texas A&M University in College Station, has been presented a Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Graduate Student Teaching. Established in 1980, this awards program recognizes the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and […]