Long-term ranching outlook to highlight Jan. 14-15 Southwest Beef Symposium in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ted McCollum, 806-677-5600, ft-mccollum@tamu.edu AMARILLO – Big-picture emerging issues in the beef and ranching industries will be addressed at the Southwest Beef Symposium, jointly hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service. This year’s conference, themed “Looking to the Future,” […]

Expert: Consequences of Texas drought continue to linger

Texas Plant Protection Association attendees hear about future of water Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRYAN – Texas agriculture industry experts discussed the future of water and its impact on crop production before 287 attendees at the 26th Texas Plant Protection Association Conference held recently at the Brazos Center in Bryan Dr. Bill Dugas, acting vice […]

Sunflower producer/industry update meeting set Dec. 19 in Dalhart

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Mike Bragg, 806-244-4434, mhbragg@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Calvin Trostle, 806-746-6101, ctrostle@ag.tamu.edu DALHART – Sunflower producers can update their crop production expertise and learn about opportunities for sunflower cropping in 2015 at a meeting Dec. 19 in Dalhart, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. “We wanted to provide information to […]

Texas crop, weather for Dec. 10, 2014

2015 could be a ‘make-it or break-it’ year for beef producers Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Depending upon the weather and consumer tolerance for high prices, 2015 could be a make-it or break-it year for beef producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Of course, it’s all about supply […]

AgriLife Extension Brazos County office showcases programs to elected officials

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRYAN – Highlights in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H and youth development, and community economic development were showcased at the recent 2014 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Brazos County Interpretation Luncheon for Elected Officials. The event, attended by Brazos County officials as well as representatives from […]

Texas A&M introduces master’s of agriculture degree with emphasis on meat industry

Contact: Dr. Gary Smith, 979-845-1541, gary.smith@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Students seeking a master’s degree of agriculture in animal science at Texas A&M University now have the ability to choose to follow a curriculum specifically designed to emphasize the meat industry, according to officials. The new emphasis for the degree plan provides students who have a […]

AgriLife Extension entomologists brace for possible new ag pest

  Tawny crazy ant has potential for profound effect on production agriculture, experts say Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Charles Allen, 325-653-4576, ctallen@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Bill Ree, 979-845-6479, w-ree@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The tawny crazy ant, a relative newcomer to the U.S., is expanding its range, causing concern among Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

AgriLife Extension sets 4-H livestock showmanship/feeding clinic Dec. 20 in Lubbock

  Event to be led by 4-H livestock ambassadors   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Robert Scott, 806-775-1680, rj-scott@tamu.edu   LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the District 2 Livestock Ambassadors Steer, Swine, Lamb and Goat Showmanship/Feeding Clinic from 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 20 at the Texas Tech Arena in Lubbock. […]

AgriLife Extension expert cautious about plant growth regulators for wheat

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Jourdan Bell, 806-341-8925, bell0316@tamu.edu AMARILLO – Plant growth regulators are nothing new for cotton farmers, but they are of recent interest to some wheat producers who are questioning their efficiency and economics, said Dr. Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist in Amarillo. Bell, speaking at the recent […]

Crop Marketing Workshop slated Dec. 17 in Sinton

SINTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Nueces and San Patricio counties will host the Crop Marketing Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 17 at the San Patricio County Fairgrounds Civic Center in Sinton. The center is located at 219 W. 5th St. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; presentations begin at 9 […]