AgriLife Extension to offer three urban pest continuing education trainings in Austin

AUSTIN — Three urban pest trainings will be held in Austin for those wanting to obtain Structural Pest Control Service continuing education units for 2014, according to Wizzie Brown, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist for Travis County. Brown said all three classes will be held at the AgriLife Extension office, located at 1600-B Smith […]

Live cattle selection, evaluation to be featured at Oct. 17 Brazos Valley Beef and Forage Expo

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dusty Tittle, 979-823-0129, BRYAN – Beef cattle selection and a live animal evaluation will be featured as part of the Brazos Valley Beef and Forage Expo scheduled Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. -2:30 p.m. at the Brazos County Expo, 5827 Leonard Road in Bryan. Cost is $20 and […]

AgriLife Extension sets Farm Bill Decision Aid Training for Oct. 10

Two sessions aimed at insurance agents Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: DeDe Jones, 806-677-5600, Dr. Steve Amosson, 806-677-5600, AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Farm Bill Decision Aid Training seminar for insurance agents Oct. 10, according to DeDe Jones, AgriLife Extension risk management specialist and co-trainer in […]

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 […]

Coastal Bend soil testing campaign runs through Nov. 17

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Coastal Bend Soil Testing Campaign began Oct. 1 and will run through Nov. 17 to help row crop farmers and ranchers with improved pastures prepare for next year’s growing season, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. Soil testing will determine the soil nutrient status of fields and pastures for […]

Feed efficiency focus of online contest

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Dan Hale, 979-845-2053, COLLEGE STATION – A feed efficiency online contest will help cattle producers better understand the merits of measuring residual feed intake and behavior of beef cattle, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Dan Hale, AgriLife Extension meat specialist, and his […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 30, 2014

State hay supplies range from surplus to practically non-existent Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION – What is the status of statewide hay supplies? It depends upon where you are, according to Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state forage specialist, College Station. East of U.S. Interstate 35, all the way to […]

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, Contact: Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576,   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 slates farm bill educational programs in October for Coastal Bend

  CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled a series of educational programs throughout the Coastal Bend region to help agricultural producers make informed decisions about the new 2014 farm bill. Classes are free and include information on using online decision tools from the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas […]