Veteran-oriented program helps current, former military find new roots

‘Battleground to Breaking Ground’ efforts reach service members, others statewide SAN ANTONIO – While “Military City USA” was an appropriate location to hold the most recent Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program benefiting current and former military personnel, it was only one of dozens of locations statewide to host this program, coordinators said. Held at […]

An old ranch gets a new purpose

Long Acres Ranch Tourism Nature Center will be for recreation, training, research, more COLLEGE STATION – Long Acres Ranch, located near Richmond, has been a working cattle ranch since the mid-1800s, but it’s now being transformed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service nature tourism program into the Long Acres Ranch Nature Tourism Center. The […]

Strawberry Growers Meeting will address needs, future of industry

Meeting will be June 26 on Texas A&M University-San Antonio campus   SAN ANTONIO – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert involved in the Texas Strawberry Project is asking strawberry growers throughout the state to attend the Strawberry Growers Meeting June 26 on the Texas A&M University-San Antonio campus, One University Way in San […]

Program on mineral rights, revenue July 15 in Floresville

FLORESVILLE – The “Mineral Rights and How to Preserve Revenue” educational program, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Platinum Wealth Solutions of Texas LLC, and House and House, will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. July 15 in Floresville. The program will be held at the Wilson County Courthouse Annex III, located at 1103 […]

Texas residents share ideas, network to lead positive changes for rural areas

HORSESHOE BAY — State and federal governments have multiple ways of defining “rural,” but “places that lack leadership” isn’t one of them, Texas officials note. During a recent conference of the Texas Rural Leadership Program, more than 80 people representing small towns across the state convened to learn from each other, share ideas, find out […]

Four inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry at Texas A&M

  Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ed Rister, 979-845-3801, e-rister@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Four 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 reception and dinner at the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex. Dr. Ed Rister, […]

Landing state and local government contracts topic of Edinburg training

EDINBURG  —  Business owners wanting to provide goods and services to state and local governments are encouraged to attend the upcoming Businesses in Development Certification Program beginning May 27 in Edinburg. Ronnie Zamora, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent in Willacy County, said the free program is designed to help Historically Underutilized Businesses, also […]

Future of the cattle market, trends to be featured at 2015 Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 3-5

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Historic high prices in the cattle market and future trends will be one of many important topics discussed in-depth at the 2015 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 3-5 at Texas A&M University in College Station. Dr. Darrell Peel, […]

HEB establishes endowment for Texas A&M department of agricultural economics

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – An endowment has been established by HEB in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University to provide fellowships for students pursuing graduate degrees and research in the economics of food supply chain management. A reception was held recently on […]

Local food production, cottage food laws highlighted April 16

Free training at College Station offered by AgriLife Extension Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: John W. Smith, 979-845-2761, jwsmith@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A “Production, Marketing and Sales of Local Food” training will be held April 16 in the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM `56 Equine Complex at Texas A&M University in College Station. The event […]