AgriLife Today goes daily with news from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Research

  COLLEGE STATION — AgriLife Today, the news outlet for Texas A&M AgriLife, has become a daily distribution to better serve the public with news about the state agencies it covers. The news organization previously distributed information about the AgriLife entities throughout Texas each weekday. Because of AgriLife’s far-reaching involvement in all 254 Texas counties, […]

Southwest Dairy Day set for Oct. 22 in Dublin

DUBLIN, Texas – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its Southwest Dairy Day Oct. 22 near Dublin. This year’s dairy day will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Postmus Organic Farms, 2855 County Road 310. “The Postmus family has graciously agreed to host this year’s dairy day by letting us use their […]

Horticulture economist to address Ellison floriculture fall lecture Oct. 7

COLLEGE STATION – “The Brain Doesn’t Lie: Using Neuromarketing Tools for Consumer Research” will be the topic for Dr. Marco Palma as the featured speaker for the Ellison International Floriculture Chair Distinguished Lecture Series, event coordinators said. The event is on Oct. 7, beginning with a 2 p.m. reception for Palma, who is the Texas […]

Agriculture program for military vets, others to be held Nov. 7 in Desoto

DESOTO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in cooperation with the Texas AgrAbility Project and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will present an agriculture workshop for active duty and veteran military service members Nov. 7 in Desoto. The free workshop, “From Battleground to Breaking Ground: A Transformational Journey,” will be held from 8 a.m.-5 […]

Master Gardeners from throughout Texas get ‘Superstar’ training

SAN ANTONIO – Forty-two Master Gardeners representing more than 20 Texas counties recently attended the three-day State Master Gardener Texas Superstar Training held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service facility in San Antonio. It was the first-ever statewide Master Gardener specialist training focused on the Texas Superstar program, said David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension agent […]

Hunters, others invited to ‘hoof it’ to Deer Camp Oct. 9 at Don Strange Ranch

BOERNE – The Don Strange Ranch and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present an educational Deer Camp on Oct. 9 in Boerne. The camp will be from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Don Strange Ranch, 103 Waring Welfare Road. “This will be a first-of-its-kind camp for people interested in deer and wild hog hunting, and […]

Study examines role of vegetable food pairings in school plate waste

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Julie Larson Bricher, 503-409-9421, COLLEGE STATION – A study led by a team of Texas A&M University System researchers found school meals paired with popular vegetables are less likely to wind up in garbage bins. A team led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Institute for Obesity Research […]

Agriculture leadership program seeks applicants for next class

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, Contact: Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, 979-845-1554, COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program is seeking applicants for its new class, which will begin in July 2016. TALL is a two-year leadership development program managed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Applications for the new class, Class XV, […]

Experts: Shrimp imports depress market prices and pose health risks

PORT ISABEL —  Wholesale shrimp prices are falling due to cheaper foreign imports that marine experts say could be harmful to human health. “Shrimpers are getting roughly half of what they were last year for their catch, which is creating both an economic problem and a health issue,” said Tony Reisinger, a Texas A&M AgriLife […]