Texas A&M Financial Planning Program receives $25,000 TD Ameritrade Institutional grant

Writer: Blair Fannin 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Gene Nelson, 979-862-2527, nelsong@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Financial Planning program in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University has received a $25,000 grant from TD Ameritrade Institutional. The announcement was made Monday at the New York Stock Exchange. Faculty member Nathan Harness and Mariel Braun, […]

QuickBooks courses scheduled in Amarillo and Lubbock

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: DeDe Jones, 806-677-5667, dljones@ag.tamu.edu Jay Yates, 806-746-6101, jayates@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer QuickBooks Pro computer short courses for the 13th year on Aug. 26-27 in Amarillo and Sept. 16-17 in Lubbock. The trainings will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day […]

Austin program July 23 will help small-scale producers get ‘MarketReady’

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its MarketReady training program part of its Forward Farming program for area farmers, ranchers and food producers from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 23 at the AgriLife Extension office for Travis County, 1600-B Smith Road, Austin. “The MarketReady program addresses the market development risks and relationships […]

Forward Farming business planning, management session slated for July 16 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County will offer a Forward Farming program July 16 for small-scale agricultural producers wanting practical information and instruction on for-profit farming, said program coordinators. The program’s “Business Planning and Management” session will be held at the AgriLife Extension office at 1600-B Smith Road in southeast […]

AgriLife Extension to begin farm program educational effort in the High Plains

Meetings scheduled July 10-Aug. 20 Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Steve Amosson, 806-677-5600, samosson@ag.tamu.edu DeDe Jones, 806-677-5600, dljones@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be providing an extensive farm bill educational effort in upcoming months, said agency experts in Amarillo. While sign-up for the new farm bill program is still […]

New highway in Mexico creates opportunity for Weslaco agricultural economist

WESLACO  –  A new highway in Mexico may never enter the U.S., but it is taking Dr. Luis Ribera, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural economist in Weslaco, on the road. Because the highway will bring a flood of new imports east across Mexico for shipment from South Texas throughout the state and the […]

Four inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry

June 11, 2014 Four inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry 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 are the latest inductees to  the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University. The induction ceremony was held recently […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service graduates lifetime leaders

Contact: Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, 979-845-1554, j-mazurkiewicz@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Lawyers, farmers, bankers, ranchers and agriculture-related industry representatives banded together for two years with one aim: learn to be leaders. Their intensive study of agriculture worldwide culminated this month when their Texas Agriculture Lifetime Leadership XIII class graduated at a ceremony in College Station. “The Texas […]

Despite rain, Upper Gulf Coast Ranch Expo draws large crowd

Debt to finance herd expansion, pasture management tips covered Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu SIMONTON – It was déjà vu all over again as it rained and rained some more – so much, in fact, that it canceled bus tours of Twinwood Cattle Co. – for the second year in a row at the recent […]

U.S. grain exports to Mexico rise in value to $7.3 billion

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-8011, JMwelch@ag.tamu.edu, Flynn Adcock, 979-845-8694, fjadcock@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – U.S. exports of grain, oilseed and related products to Mexico averaged 22.2 million metric tons per year from 2008-2012 with an average annual value of $7.3 billion, according to a report by […]