Annual East Texas Regional Forage Conference set for Aug. 25 in Marshall

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Randy Reeves, 903-758-3345, randy.reeves@ag.tamu.edu MARSHALL — The annual East Texas Regional Forage Conference has been set for Aug. 25  in Marshall. The event is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service District 5 County Agricultural Agents Association. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and ends at […]

Northeast Texas grape growers gather in Harleton to learn, share

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Michael Cook, 940-349-2896, michael.cook@ag.tamu.edu HARLETON — Altus Koegelenberg, owner and operator of Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard and Winery in Harleton, planted his first vine in 2005 when growing wine grapes in East Texas was a fledgling idea. In little more than a decade, he has expanded the vineyard to include […]

East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference to offer tips, tricks for amateur and expert growers

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Joe Masabni, 903-834-6191, joe.masabni@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON — The inaugural East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference will offer professional and amateur producers tips on everything from wildlife management to vegetable and fruit production and marketing. The event will be Aug. 19 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, […]

AgriLife Extension in Bexar, Wilson counties to begin hay testing campaign

Samples submitted from Aug. 1-31 will be analyzed at reduced cost Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts:  Sam Womble, 210-631-0400, sam.Womble@ag.tamu.edu Bryan Davis, 830-393-7357, bryan.davis@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO –The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bexar and Wilson counties will hold a forage testing campaign for hay from Aug. 1-31. During this campaign, hay samples will […]

23rd Northeast Texas Horticulture Field Day a hit with horticulture enthusiasts

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Brent Pemberton, 903-834-6191, b-pemberton@tamu.edu OVERTON – Master Gardeners Linda Brown and Brenda Kinney sat in the shade behind the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center’s main building, waiting for barbecue lunch to be served Thursday. The duo drove from Harrison County to join more than 250 attendees at […]

Poultry program in Fort Worth June 28 focuses on reducing heat stress for flocks

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Fred Hall, 817-884-1946, fmhall@ag.tamu.edu FORT WORTH – Summer heat can zap the production quality and quantity of poultry flocks, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Flock owners can learn many best management practices for keeping hens cooler at a program scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. June 28 […]

Inaugural Northeast Texas Wine Grape Growers Field Day and Tour set for July 14 in Harleton

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Randy Reeves, 903-236-8429, randy.reeves@ag.tamu.edu Michael Cook, 940-349-2896, michael.cook@ag.tamu.edu HARLETON – The first Northeast Texas Wine Grape Growers Field Day and Tour will be July 14 at Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard and Winery,871 County Road 4312 in Harleton. The event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by discussions by Texas A&M […]

Field Crops Program June 29 in Seguin expected to yield producer interest

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Travis Franke, 830-303-3889, travis.franke@ag.tamu.edu SEGUIN – A Field Crops Program will be presented June 29 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Guadalupe County. The program will be from 9 a.m. to noon at 210 E. Live Oak St. in Seguin. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. […]

Agriculture Apps seminar set for July 22 in Fort Worth

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Fred Hall, 817-884-1946; fmhall@ag.tamu.edu FORT WORTH — More and more producers use smartphones as an important farm management tool, and a July 22 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program will cover some of the newest and best agricultural phone applications available. “Having access to farm records and management tools […]

East Texas Field Day in Overton June 23 to feature hundreds of ornamental varieties

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Brent Pemberton, 903-834-6191, b-pemberton@tamu.edu OVERTON – This year’s East Texas Horticultural Field Day will feature more than 500 varieties of ornamental plants and vegetables for public viewing, along with discussions by experts at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton. The event, slated for June 23, […]