Selling to state and local governments topic of April 17 meet in Raymondville

RAYMONDVILLE —  Entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their own business by selling to local, state or federal governmental agencies are invited to a Meet the Buyer event from 9-11 a.m. April 17 at the Rural Technology Training Center in Raymondville, according to Ronnie Zamora, a Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program agent in […]

Complexities of new farm bill topic of April 8 meet in South Texas

WESLACO  –  A statewide effort by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to get agricultural producers up to speed on the new farm bill is coming to the Lower Rio Grande Valley, according to agency experts. A meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 8 at the Sam Sparks Auditorium at Rio […]

AgriLife Extension specialist: Producers should look at tax implications of drought

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: DeDe Jones, 806-677-5600, DLJones@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Drought plagued much of the state in 2013, causing property damage and additional livestock liquidations for many Texas agricultural producers. These losses and any unexpected revenue may have implications at tax time, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said. DeDe Jones, AgriLife […]

AgriLife Extension expert: Complicated farm bill will take homework by producers

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Joe Outlaw, 979-845-3062, joutlaw@tamu.edu AMARILLO – Crop producers may feel like they are back in school when they begin to deal with the new farm bill, because they certainly need to do their homework before going to sign up, according to one Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. […]

Workshop for farm/ranch women set for April and May in Georgetown

Risk management and planning focus of program Contact: Dr. Jason Johnson, 254-968-4144, jljohnson@tamu.edu Fred Hall, 512-943-3300, fmhall@ag.tamu.edu GEORGETOWN – New U.S. census data indicates that in Texas more women are managing farms today than any time since 2007, and a series of workshops is scheduled for Georgetown to help cater to this trend, according to […]

Texas A&M System honors Rio Grande Valley-area legislators

WESLACO  –  John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, honored Rio Grande Valley-area members of the Texas Senate and House of Representatives for their “commitment and outstanding work” during the 83rd legislative session during a reception March 18 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco. “We all share the […]

April 10 Texas Ag Forum to feature overview of 2014 Farm Bill

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu AUSTIN – Discussion of the 2014 Farm Bill will take center stage at the Texas Ag Forum scheduled April 10 at the Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 Hotel Drive, in Austin. The event will bring together producers, commodity and farm organization leaders from across the state, said Dr. Joe Outlaw, co-director […]

Agricultural law blog serves as educational resource for Texas landowners, producers

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Tiffany Dowell, 979-845-1941, tdowell@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Tiffany Dowell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist and agricultural law specialist in College Station, has seen her Texas Agriculture Law Blog continue to gain popularity due to timely topics addressing issues affecting landowners across the Lone Star State. “I continue to […]

Blomstedt named development officer for agriculture at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M Foundation has named Steve Blomstedt the  senior development officer for Texas A&M AgriLife, effective March 3. “Steve’s background in development will serve agriculture well as he works with the Texas A&M Foundation team to achieve the goals of advancing the education, research and service of our college and agencies,” […]