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 […]

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 […]

Organization, early filing, scam awareness important when filing tax returns

COLLEGE STATION – With tax season here, individuals should take time to organize information for their return, plus be alert to income tax-related scams, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “The IRS is requesting that people file their tax returns as soon as possible to avoid a logjam on the April 15 deadline,” […]

Smotek selected to inaugural U.S. Olympic Safe Sport board of directors

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Connie Smotek, 979-845-5446, COLLEGE STATION – Two-time Olympian skeet shooter Connie Smotek continues to give back to the sport both as a youth coach and by serving in a national advisory role. Recently, Smotek was selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee to serve on the inaugural U.S.  Center […]

Feed-grain marketing workshop to be offered Feb. 10-11 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Steve Amosson, 806-677-5600, AMARILLO – With 2016 shaping up to be a tough marketing year, producers should attend Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s “Developing This Year’s Marketing Plan for Feed Grains” workshop Feb. 10-11 in Amarillo, according to an AgriLife Extension economist. At least adequate-to-surplus supplies of […]

Raise a glass to the final semester test in college winemaking class

COLLEGE STATION — Finishing up college finals never tasted so good — at least for the 30 students in the Enology 421 class in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. Their final exam for the fall semester was to uncork a bottle of wine they carefully crafted and creatively named […]

AgriLife Extension publications outline agriculture impact to Ogallala Aquifer

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Steve Amosson, 806-677-5600, AMARILLO – Six publications analyzing the water use of the crop and livestock industry in the Southern Ogallala Aquifer region have been completed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists. Water use in the southern Ogallala region has greatly exceeded the recharge rate for […]