AgriLife Extension law specialist: Agricultural leases need to be in writing

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, 806-677-5668, tiffany.dowelllashmet@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Get it in writing. That may be the single most important message conveyed at a series of Rancher Leasing Workshops, which culminated in Amarillo recently, according to presenters. The workshops were hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Oklahoma State University and […]

AgriLife Extension offers marketing assistance for agricultural entrepreneurs

WESLACO – Organizers say the first in a series of events designed to help new, small-acreage South Texas agricultural producers will begin later this month with the workshop, Marketing Strategies for Local Growers. The free workshop will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 30 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, […]

Central America Summit to ponder sustainable food production

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Elsa Murano, 979-862-4551, eamurano@tamu.edu         FORT WORTH — A summit aimed at developing strategic recommendations on strengthening the agriculture sector in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador will be conducted June 27-29, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture.         The Central America Summit: […]

Mazurkiewicz receives Medal of Merit from Republic of Poland

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, 979-845-1554, jim.mazurkiewicz@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, Regents Fellow and director of the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has been awarded the Medal of Merit from the Republic of Poland. Mazurkiewicz was presented the highest honor given to […]

AgriLife Extension crop and livestock budget spreadsheets now available

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jerry Cornforth, 979-458-1804, cornforth@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists have updated crop and livestock budgets for 2016 to help farmers and ranchers plan and calculate expense and profit estimates for the current year. The budgets are available in spreadsheet format at http://bit.ly/1TZd7wA . “The […]

Symposium to cover topics from land and water rights to estate planning May 20 in Lufkin

By: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Cary Sims, 936.632.8239, cary.sims@ag.tamu.edu LUFKIN  — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Angelina County will host a symposium on May 20 for residents with questions on topics ranging from land and water rights to estate planning and lease negotiations. The event, titled Land, Water and Wealth: Legal and […]

Tour of Noble Foundation for beef and forage producers slated for May 25-26

ARDMORE, Okla. — A tour of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma, is scheduled for Texas  beef and forage producers in Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk and Upshur counties May 25-26. The tour is being coordinated by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. “It’s good for producers to get out and see what others […]

Texas A&M AgriLife economist: We need more fruits and vegetables

COLLEGE STATION  —  If Texans were to suddenly begin consuming recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables, there wouldn’t be enough produce to go around. That’s the conclusion of a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert who said the state has started looking into how to close that potential gap. “Even if people wanted to comply […]

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 […]