Texas A&M institute reports new information about land conversion losses in Texas

Fifteen-year net loss from 1997-2012 exceeds 1 million acres AUSTIN — Texas experienced a net loss of nearly 1.1 million acres of privately owned farms, ranches and forests from 1997 to 2012, continuing the trend of rural land conversion and fragmentation in Texas, according to Dr. Roel Lopez, director of the Texas A&M Institute of […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for Oct. 14 in Azle

AZLE–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will conduct a workshop from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14 in Azle for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Eagle Mountain Lake watershed. The free workshop is co-presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Tarrant County […]

Texas Section, Society for Range Management annual meeting Oct. 7-9 at Marfa/Alpine

  Event will also include the Rancher’s Workshop slated for Oct. 6-7   Writer, Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@tamu.edu   MARFA – Educational field tours, international talks, a Rancher’s Workshop and social networking are all adding up to make the 65th Annual Texas Section, Society for Range Management’s annual meeting […]

AgriLife Extension sets Oct. 7 farm bill decision-making program in Fort Stockton

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: David Disselhorst, 432-336-2541, david.disselhorst@ag.tamu.edu Bill Thompson, 325-653-4576, w-thompson@tamu.edu FORT STOCKTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a farm bill producer education and decision aid program from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center, 1618 Airport Dr., Fort Stockton. “This program’s […]

AgriLife Extension names new feral hog/wildlife associate for Gatesville area

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Josh Helcel, 254-248-0562, josh.helcel@ag.tamu.edu GATESVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Josh Helcel as the new wildlife and fisheries associate at Gatesville, said Dr. Jim Cathey, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist in College Station. “Josh will provide educational programs and landowner assistance across the 13-county Cross […]

Nature appreciation to highlight AgriLife Extension workshop

  Oct. 23 event set for Fort Davis   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Jesse Lea Schneider, 432-295-0342, jlschneider@ag.tamu.edu Logan Boswell, 432-249-0265, l-boswell@tamu.edu   FORT DAVIS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Presidio and Brewster/Jeff Davis counties and the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center are collaborating on a Nature Appreciation Workshop set […]

Irrigation/turf maintenance workshop scheduled for Oct. 22 in Creedmoor

CREEDMOOR — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present an irrigation and turf maintenance workshop Oct. 22 in response to ongoing critical water issues in Central Texas, said Daphne Richards, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for Travis County. Registration for the Central Texas Irrigation/Turf Maintenance Workshop, to be held at the Creedmoor Community Center, 12511 Farm-to-Market […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for Oct. 8 in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 8 in Corpus Christi for residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Lower Nueces River, Petronila Creek and Oso Creek watersheds. The free one-day workshop is being co-hosted by the Texas […]

Save the Arroyo Fiesta set for Oct. 9

WESLACO  –  The second annual Save the Arroyo Fiesta and fundraiser will be held from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Dargel Boats Showroom, 4110 N. Farm-to-Market Road493 in Donna. Hosted by the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership, the event was created to raise awareness of the Arroyo Colorado, its watershed and the plans in place […]