Expert: Texas agriculture to benefit from normalized U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Efforts to normalize U.S. and Cuba diplomatic relations will have potential positive implications for Texas agriculture, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Parr Rosson, who heads the agricultural economics department at Texas A&M University in College Station, […]

Weiner Endowment for International Excellence established at Texas A&M ag economics

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Weiner Endowment for International Excellence has been established in the agricultural economics department at Texas A&M University to further enhance study abroad programs and advanced degree offerings, according to Dr. Parr Rosson, department head. Brian and Tina Weiner of San […]

Expert: Amid historic-high cattle prices, producers can capture extra dollars

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Levi Russell, 361-265-9203, lrussell@tamu.edu BRENHAM – Though cattle prices have reached historic highs, there could be potential to make extra dollars and possibly add more young cows to a herd at current prices, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Levi Russell, AgriLife Extension economist […]

Five inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ed Rister, 979-845-4911, e-rister@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Five business professionals were recently inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University during a dinner and reception in Bryan. The inductees are Cody Catalena (‘97), Lynn Elliott (‘73), Larry Kokel […]

Cottage food program slated for Oct. 14 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Those interested in starting their own cottage food business should attend the “Cooking Up a Cottage Food Business” program from 9-11 a.m. Oct 14, said the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Bexar County. Dr. Connie Sheppard said the program, which includes a food handlers course for […]

AgriLife Extension sets farm and ranch estate planning workshop Oct. 27 in Edna

EDNA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled an estate planning workshop for Coastal Bend farmers and ranchers from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Jackson County Services Building Auditorium, 411 N. Wells St. in Edna. The workshop is free and open to the public. Dr. Wayne Hayenga, professor emeritus and AgriLife Extension economist […]

Dairy/farm bill meetings set Oct. 24 in Hereford, Hartley

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Steve Amosson, 806-677-5600, samosson@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct two educational programs on the 2014 farm bill’s dairy provisions Oct. 24 in Hereford and Hartley. The first meeting will be from 9 a.m.-noon in the AgriLife Extension office for Deaf Smith County, 903 […]

AgriLife Extension sets Farm Bill Decision Aid Training for Oct. 10

Two sessions aimed at insurance agents Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: DeDe Jones, 806-677-5600, DLJones@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Steve Amosson, 806-677-5600, samosson@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Farm Bill Decision Aid Training seminar for insurance agents Oct. 10, according to DeDe Jones, AgriLife Extension risk management specialist and co-trainer in […]