AgriLife Extension offers estate planning workshop in Menard

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Lisa Brown, 325-396-4787,   MENARD – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a farm and ranch estate planning workshop from 9 a.m.-noon on Dec. 4 in the Murchison/Whitehead Memorial Building in Menard. Lisa Brown, AgriLife Extension agent in Menard County, said the featured speaker for […]

Coastal Bend Classic slated Dec. 5-6 in Sinton

SINTON – Speakers and judges from throughout the country are scheduled to travel to the Texas Gulf Coast next month to partake in the Coastal Bend Classic Clinic and Show, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service organizers. The fifth annual event for area 4-H and FFA members is scheduled to take place Dec. 5-6 at […]

Trans-Pecos Big Buck tourney set for Nov. 28-Dec.15

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Lainie Koch, 432-284-0048,   VAN HORN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Culberson County and the town of Van Horn will again conduct their popular Trans-Pecos Big Buck Tournament from Nov. 28-Dec.15, said an AgriLife Extension contest official. Lainie Koch, AgriLife Extension agent in […]

‘Kika’ de la Garza, John Fucik honored at Thanksgiving bash

HARGILL – His pace may have slowed, but the wit that enthralled generations of South Texans for decades was clearly evident when retired U.S. Congressman E. “Kika” de la Garza was asked how old he was. “Eighty-too-many,” he quipped with a smile, drawing laughter from the small group of admirers surrounding him. The event was a […]

Fresh Texas sweet potatoes can add a flavorful, healthy touch this Thanksgiving

CANTON — Families can be snippy about their personal recipe for sweet potatoes, but the orange, fleshy vegetable usually shows up in some form at every Thanksgiving meal. At a time of year when people tend to toss aside any notion of dieting, the sweet potato – depending on what’s added to it for the […]

Experts: Think outside the box when selecting replacement cattle

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, BRENHAM – With cattle prices at record highs, ranchers looking to build back beef cattle herds need to take careful consideration of the composition of replacement heifers to yield top-quality calves, according to experts. About 200 cattle producers attended the recent 43rd South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Brenham, hearing […]

Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference set for Dec. 2 in Lawton

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contacts: Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, Bob LeValley, 580-255-0546, LAWTON, Okla. – The annual Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference, a joint effort between theTexas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, will be held Dec. 2. The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at […]

Newer hybrids with shorter maturity dates provide corn producers options

AgriLife Research study shows water efficiency, yields can be maximized Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Qingwu Xue, 806-354-5803, AMARILLO – Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are wrapping up a two-year study to determine the best combination of corn hybrids, planting dates and maturity to maintain yield and maximize water-use efficiency. The AgriLife […]

AgriLife Research sets rangeland prescribed burn training for February and March

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Ray Hinnant, 979-820-1778, SONORA – The Academy for Ranch Management will host two rangeland burning schools in February and March at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research station located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings. A Prescribed Rangeland Burning School will be held Feb. 19-21, according to […]

Texas crop, weather for Nov. 18, 2014

Freeze came at just about the right time for South Plains cotton Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION – The first hard freeze for the South Plains and Lubbock area came on Nov. 13 -14, about 10 days later than average, which was timely for finishing up the area’s cotton, according to a Texas […]