Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership meeting will be Feb. 3 in Seguin

Meeting will address various water quality improvement efforts, including feral hog control SEGUIN – Those interested in the local water quality situation or participating in the third annual Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Clean Up event are invited to attend the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership meeting Feb. 3. The meeting, which is free and […]

Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society to meet Feb. 6 in Weslaco

WESLACO  –  Sporting a new name to reflect wider horizons, the Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society will hold its 69th annual meeting Feb. 6 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Weslaco, according to organizers. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and talks begin at 8:20 a.m. at the center’s Hoblitzelle Auditorium. The […]

Texas well-owner training set for Feb. 19 in Round Rock

ROUND ROCK — Anyone interested in private water well management in the San Gabriel River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Feb.19 in Round Rock. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Community Room at the Jester Annex, 1801 East […]

Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan enters implementation phase

Funding may be available to assist landowners in conservation plans Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TEMPLE – Agricultural producers in the Lampasas River Watershed will soon be eligible for financial assistance to help implement best management practices in their water quality management plans, according to a research associate with Texas A&M AgriLife Research. “AgriLife Research […]

Kidda chosen program coordinator for Long Acres Ranch Nature Tourism Center

RICHMOND — Jim Kidda has been selected as the new program coordinator for Long Acres Ranch Nature Tourism Center near Richmond, said Miles Phillips, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service nature tourism specialist at Texas A&M University. The center is managed as an educational and recreational facility by AgriLife Extension’s nature tourism program. The 750-plus acre […]

Ornamental, turfgrass conference set Feb. 27 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nathan Carr, 806-373-0713, rncarr@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Ornamental and Turf Conference will be held Feb. 27 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo. “This conference is designed for those involved with caring and maintaining the […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams program set Jan. 27 in Robstown

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu ROBSTOWN – A half-day program to help livestock owners, land managers and others understand the best management practices designed to help reduce bacterial contamination of water bodies will be offered Jan. 27 in Robstown. In response to the educational need, this event is being […]

Institute-led initiative receives $2.3 million grant to address water quantity, quality in  Lower Rio Grande Valley

Contacts: Kevin Wagner, 979-845-2649, klwagner@ag.tamu.edu Jaime Flores, 956-969-5607, jjflores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION—A Texas Water Resources Institute-led initiative has received a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to address water quantity and water quality concerns in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Improvement Initiative is […]

Texas well-owner training set for Feb. 5 in Navasota

NAVASOTA– Anyone interested in private water well management in the Navasota River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Feb.5 in Navasota. The workshop is being offered through collaboration with the Texas Small Farmers and Ranchers Community Based Organization. The training, which is free and open to the public, is from 8:30 […]

Well-owner training set for Jan. 28 in Seguin

SEGUIN — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Jan. 28 in Seguin. The workshop is being offered to area private water well owners through collaboration with the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Partnership. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from […]