Private Land Stewardship Workshop set for Sept. 25 in Brown County

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu    Contacts: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, brown-tx@tamu.edu   Mike Marshall, 254-865-2061, mmarshall@ag.tamu.edu   BROWNWOOD – A Private Land Stewardship Workshop has been slated from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 25 at the McGillivray and Leona McKie Muse Wildlife Management Area, 15 miles northeast of Brownwood off County Road 478. The workshop […]

AgriLife Extension viticulturist earns top honors–twice

  Dr. Ed Hellman receives T.V. Munson and Outstanding Extension Educator awards Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,s-byrns@tamu.edu    Contact: Dr. Ed Hellman, 806-746-6101,ewhellman@ag.tamu.edu    LUBBOCK – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service viticulturist, Dr. Ed Hellman of Lubbock, has earned accolades twice in recent months for his educational efforts supporting the Texas wine industry.   Earlier this […]

AgriLife Extension names four new agents to West Central District

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marty Gibbs, 325-653-4576, mj-gibbs@tamu.edu            SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named four new county agents to posts in its West Central District.            Marty Gibbs, AgriLife Extension administrator for the 23-county district headquartered in San Angelo, said the four and their respective posts are: Laci Kennedy, […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 1, 2015

AgriLife expert: Conditions ripe for armyworm population explosion Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dry weather followed by rain in the late summer and early fall means farmers should be on the lookout for fall armyworms, said Dr. Allen Knutson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist, Dallas. “Given their immense appetite, great numbers […]

AgriLife Extension specialist to lead East Texas vegetable programs

Joe Masabni would like input from all vegetable producers in the region Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON — He’s done so many trainings in East Texas over the years, relocating to to the region is almost like coming home, said Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small-acreage vegetable specialist. Masabni has been […]

Hicks hired as new AgriLife Extension 4-H agent in Potter County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tina Hicks, 806-373-3829, TNHicks@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Tina Hicks has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H youth development agent for Potter County. While it’s a new position for Hicks, she has been an office manager and program assistant in the Potter County office for the […]

Livestock outlook, horticulture marketing highlight A&M ag economics tailgate Sept. 12

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259,  b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Emerging Issues in Livestock and Horticulture Marketing will be the featured seminar presentation scheduled from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 12 as part of the Texas A&M University department of agricultural economics tailgate activities at the AgriLife Center in College Station. The AgriLife […]

Producers delaying wheat planting due to grasshoppers

AMARILLO – High Plains wheat producers who are normally ready to put seed in the ground might want to hold off this year, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists in Amarillo. With the extremely heavy pressure from grasshoppers, as well as other insects and diseases due to the wet year, waiting until the […]

Expert: Managing pastures doesn’t only mean growing grass

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tim Steffens, 806-651-2781, tsteffens@wtamu.edu AMARILLO – What a pasture should look like – whether a waving sea of grass or one with diverse vegetation – depends on the cattleman’s final goal and actions taken before rain falls, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist. “With the rains […]

Corn and Sorghum Field Day set Sept. 3 in Swisher County

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu    Contact: John Villalba, 806-995-3726, john.villalba@ag.tamu.edu    KRESS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Swisher County Ag Committee will conduct a Corn and Sorghum Field Day beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 3 near Kress. John Villalba, AgriLife Extension agent in Swisher County, said participants should meet at the Swisher […]