Women landowners focus of Oct. 5-6 natural resource conference in Fredericksburg

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu Dr. Rick Machen, 830-278-9151, r-machen@tamu.edu FREDERICKSBURG – “Women – Taking the Reins in Natural Resource Management,” a two-day conference aimed specifically at women in the Edwards Plateau, will take place in Fredericksburg Oct. 5-6 at the Inn on Barons Creek. The conference, funded by […]

Texas A&M entities helping understand, monitor Chagas disease

SAN ANTONIO – To keep both animals and humans protected from Chagas disease, Texas A&M University System entities have been studying the parasite-host-vector interaction at sites in South Central Texas. Chagas is the common name for a disease transmitted by insects and animals that can cause severe symptoms, even death, in humans. It is responsible […]

Multi-County Pond Management Workshop slated for Aug. 7 in Hondo

HONDO – A Pond Management Workshop will be held Aug. 7 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1008 16th St. in Hondo. The workshop, which will be from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bexar, Medina and Uvalde counties. “This workshop is intended to provide […]

Texas Master Naturalist program offers fall training opportunities

New applicants sought for volunteer program Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Mary Pearl Meuth, 979-845-7294, mpmeuth@tamu.edu AUSTIN — Texas Master Naturalist program chapters across the state are conducting training classes this fall for volunteers wanting to learn about natural resource and conservation management. The Texas Master Naturalist program is comprised of 45 chapters across […]

Improving resiliency, sustainability in urban communities

Grant to AgriLife Extension helping at-risk youth in Bexar, Harris counties   SAN ANTONIO — A five-year year, $670,000 grant from the Children, Youth and Families At-Risk, or CYFAR, program is helping improve the lives of young people and their families in low-income, inner-city communities in Bexar and Harris counties. “CYFAR supports comprehensive, community-based programs […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams program set July 29 in Copperas Cove

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Matt Brown, 979-862-8072, matthew.brown@ag.tamu.edu COPPERAS COVE – A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop will be held July 29 at the Copperas Cove Independent School District Board Room, 703 W. Ave. D in Copperas Cove. The Lone Star Healthy Streams program aims to educate Texas livestock producers and landowners on how to best protect Texas waterways from bacterial contamination associated with livestock […]

Rain Barrel, Water Conservation Workshop slated Aug. 3 in Menard

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Lisa Brown, 325-396-4787, lbrown@ag.tamu.edu MENARD – A hands-on rain barrel and water conservation workshop has been set from 9 a.m-noon Aug. 3 at the Murchison/Whitehead Memorial Youth Complex located just off U.S. Highway 190 West in Menard. The workshop is being conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Water rights training course set for July, August in College Station

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Natural Resources Training Program will host the Water Rights Analysis Package Fundamentals Short Courses July 28-29 and Aug. 4-5 in College Station. The two-day course will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 28 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 29. The course will be held at the Texas […]

Aiming fire at seedlings may be key to rangeland mesquite control

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jim Ansley, 940-552-9941, jansley@ag.tamu.edu VERNON – Fire must be effectively managed to get the best control of mesquite seedlings, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research rangeland ecologist said. Dr. Jim Ansley of Vernon recently published study results in “Rangeland Ecology and Management” journal that indicate both season and intensity […]

Advanced metering infrastructure system workshop set for Amarillo

Contact: Allen Berthold, 979-845-2028, taberthold@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – An advanced metering infrastructure system training for water utilities personnel is set for July 23 in Amarillo. The free workshop will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 Amarillo Blvd. W. Participants should preregister for the event at http://nrt.tamu.edu/ami […]