Fertilizing to maximize profits seminar set for Dec. 2 in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH – Producers can learn how to trim fertilizer expenses and maximize returns during a Dec. 2 educational seminar in Fort Worth. “Building margins in agriculture isn’t just about trimming expenses – it’s about spending money where it will yield the largest returns,” said AgriLife Extension agent Fred Hall, Tarrant County. “And this group […]

Four States Cattle Conference set for Dec. 13 in Texarkana

TEXARKANA — The fourth annual Four States Cattle Conference will provide relevant information about how cattle producers can improve operational profitability amid a challenging market, said a Texas A&M specialist. The conference will be held Dec. 13 at the Texas A&M University of Texarkana University Center Building, 7101 University Ave. in Texarkana. Dr. Jason Banta, […]

East Texas Garden Lecture Series set for Nov. 12 in Tyler

TYLER — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Smith County will continue its East Texas Garden Lecture Series at 9 a.m. Nov. 12 at the Tyler Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Drive in Tyler. Dr. Jared Barnes, assistant professor in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University […]

Earth Kind Living Conference set for Dec. 2 in Palestine

PALESTINE – East Texans will have the chance to learn about new environmental-friendly techniques around the home and ranch during a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Earth-Kind Living conference Dec. 2 in Palestine. The event begins with registration at 8 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. inside Ben E. Keith Beverages, 2019 W. Oak St. […]

Greenhouse and nursery compliance workshop set Nov. 18 in Overton

OVERTON – A greenhouse and nursery regulatory compliance workshop is scheduled for Nov. 18 in Overton. The workshop will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053 N. in Overton. The event begins with registration at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Cost of the program is […]

Earth-Kind Living Conference set for Nov. 18 in Sulphur Springs

SULPHUR SPRINGS – East Texans will have the chance to learn about new environmentally friendly techniques around the home and ranch during the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Earth-Kind Living conference Nov. 18 in Sulphur Springs. The conference will be held at the First Baptist Church, 116 Oak Ave. and begins with registration at 8 […]

Integrated produce safety course set for Nov. 7-8 in Overton

OVERTON – A Produce Safety Alliance integrated grower and train-the-trainer course will be held Nov. 7-8 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053 N. in Overton. Cost is $150 for Day 1 of the two-day course or $200 for both days. It includes Product Safety Alliance educational materials for […]

Integrated pest management program set for Nov. 9 in Nacogdoches

NACOGDOCHES – A Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education course for integrated pest management professionals offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be held in Nacogdoches on Nov. 9. Registration begins inside the Nacogdoches Expo Center, 3805 NW Stallings Drive, at 8 a.m. The course begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3:40 […]

Master Beekeeper program continues with fall testing Nov. 3 in Belton

BELTON — The Texas Master Beekeepers certification program’s fall test is open for apprentice and advanced level testing Nov. 3 in Belton, according to Texas Master Beekeeping Board member Mary Reed. The exam will be held at the Bell County Expo Center, 301 W. Loop 121. Testing will coincide with the 2016 Texas Beekeepers Association […]

Backyard Basics Expo helps people learn self-reliance, preserve the past

SAN ANTONIO — More than 100 people attended the Backyard Basics Expo held recently at the Oppenheimer Academic Center at San Antonio College. The expo, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, emphasizes self-reliance and the production, preparation and preservation of homemade and homegrown foods. “People are more interested in and concerned about where […]