Master Marketer program celebrates 20 years

Producers find value in the risk management training Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Steve Amosson, 806-677-5600, samosson@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-8011, JMWelch@tamu.edu AMARILLO – When a Master Marketer class is offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, seats fill up fast. That’s because the program, celebrating its 20th anniversary, is making a […]

Texas Farmers encouraged to contact local Farm Service Agency office

Feb. 27 is deadline for base and yield information update Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu AUSTIN – Texas farmers are reminded to contact local U.S. Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency offices to update base and yield information by Feb. 27, as agriculture industry officials discussed the 2014 Farm Bill in depth at the recent Ag […]

Workshop for farm/ranch women set for April and May in Fort Worth

Risk management and planning focus of program Contact: Dr. Jason Johnson, 254-968-4144, jljohnson@tamu.edu Marian Ross, 817-884-1294, m-ross@tamu.edu Laura Miller, 817-884-1296, lmmiller@ag.tamu.edu FORT WORTH – New U.S. census data indicates that more women in Texas are managing farms today than since 2007, and a series of workshops is scheduled in Fort Worth to help cater to […]

Local food training set for April 16 on Texas A&M campus

Focus on cottage foods, organic certification and publications 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 is […]

National Value-Added Agriculture Conference May 18-20 in Austin

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259,  b-fannin@tamu.edu AUSTIN – The 17th National Value-Added Agriculture Conference is scheduled for May 18-20 at the Austin Marriott South, 4415 South Interstate 35 in Austin. The conference is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University. The theme of the conference […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research retains No. 1 ranking in agricultural research expenditures  

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research was ranked No. 1 in agricultural sciences expenditures for fiscal year 2013, the latest year for which figures are available, according to the National Science Foundation. The ranking marks the second year in a row the agency has topped almost 200 universities nationwide, according to Dr. Craig Nessler, […]

Cottage food program slated for March 28 in Nacogdoches

NACOGDOCHES – A “Cottage Food Business Workshop” will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 28 in Nacogdoches. Julie Prouse, the AgriLife Extension assistant in nutrition and food science, College Station, said the workshop will be held at the AgriLife Extension office in Nacogdoches County, 203 W. Main […]

Farm bill training set Jan. 26 in Coastal Bend’s Jackson County

EDNA  —  Farmers have several important decisions to make under the 2014 farm bill, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. To help growers navigate the process, a farm bill decision program meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Jackson County Services Building auditorium, 411 N. Wells […]

Media Contact Advisory: AgriLife Extension expert for U.S.-Cuba agricultural trade

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu WHAT: President Obama is set to discuss efforts to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba as part of Tuesday’s State of the Union Address. WHO: Dr. Parr Rosson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist and head of the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University […]