Beef, forage symposium and cattleman’s meeting set for May 10 in Leming

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, Contact: Bryan Davis, 830-393-7357, LEMING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Atascosa, Bexar, Frio and Wilson counties and the Atascosa Cattleman’s Association will present a Beef and Forage Educational Symposium and the association’s annual meeting May 10 in Leming. The symposium will be from 9 a.m. to […]

Agricultural workshop for military, others slated for May 7 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in cooperation with the Texas AgrAbility Project and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will present an agriculture workshop designed for active duty and veteran military service members May 7 in College Station. The free program will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Millican Reserve, 19851 Farm-to-Market […]

Small acreage farm equipment field day set April 30 in Cameron

  OVERTON — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a field day to discuss small equipment and production methods for small acreage farms. The event will be at Sand Creek Farm, 1552 County Road 267 in Cameron, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30. Dr. Joe Masabni, AgriLife Extension vegetable specialist at […]

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 […]

Study shows DFW metroplex generates significant agricultural production

DALLAS — A new study shows between 2007 and 2012, farms and farmland increased by nearly 10 percent in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, said Dr. Blake Bennett, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in Dallas. “While most people think skyscrapers, pavement and urban congestion when they think about the DFW metroplex, the fact is agriculture […]

Texas Crop and Weather report — March 1

DALLAS — While most people typically think bright lights and big city when they think of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, agriculture remains a primary driver of the area’s economy, said Dr. Blake Bennett, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in Dallas. “The area’s temperate weather and available irrigation water are well suited to numerous agricultural […]

Research center administrators meet in San Antonio to discuss water, agriculture, more

Tour of Uvalde-area agriculture operations highlights event activities SAN ANTONIO – Research center administrators from institutes of higher learning throughout the U.S. met recently at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio for the 2016 winter meeting of the Research Center Administrators Society. This year’s meeting was coordinated by the administrators’ society and […]

Dr. Vijay Joshi joins AgriLife Research center in Uvalde

UVALDE — Dr. Vijay Joshi is the new Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant systems biologist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde, said Dr. Daniel Leskovar, center director. Joshi’s research will focus on investigating metabolic, molecular and physiological networks of plant stress adaptation in key vegetable and field crops under different […]

Little Buckaroo Farms exhibit to give visitors a view from farm to table

Exhibits will focus on horticulture, agricultural production, natural resources    SAN ANTONIO – Once again, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is saddling up with H-E-B to present the Little Buckaroo Farms tent during the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, according to exhibit coordinators. The tent will in the Family Fair area of the […]

Neuendorff and Lamb receive Build East Texas Awards

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, TYLER — The Build East Texas organization announced its 2014 and 2015 Awards of Excellence in Agricultural Research and Extension to Don Neuendorff, Overton, and Truman Lamb, Palestine, respectively. The awards were presented at the joint Build East Texas and Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership banquet Jan. 19 at the Hollytree […]