AgriLife Today goes daily with news from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Research

  COLLEGE STATION — AgriLife Today, the news outlet for Texas A&M AgriLife, has become a daily distribution to better serve the public with news about the state agencies it covers. The news organization previously distributed information about the AgriLife entities throughout Texas each weekday. Because of AgriLife’s far-reaching involvement in all 254 Texas counties, […]

Fall Field Day set for Oct. 22 in Bandera

BANDERA — A Fall Field Day to be presented by the Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bandera County is slated Oct. 22 in Bandera. The event will be from 9-11:30 a.m. at Herbst Ranch, 3490 State Highway 470. “This program will emphasize several key land stewardship components,” […]

4- H Junior Leadership Retreat slated Nov. 13-15 near Brownwood

Retreat focuses on 4-H members 9-14 years old BROWNWOOD – Younger 4-H members, ages 9-14, will have an opportunity to hone their skills in several program areas during the Junior Leadership Retreat set for Nov. 13-15 at the Texas 4-H Conference Center at Lake Brownwood. “The Junior Leadership Retreat features Texas 4-H Council members conducting […]

New book shows lifelong impact of 4-H through stories, images

COLLEGE STATION—Starting from humble roots in rural Texas more than a century ago, the Texas 4-H program has grown into one of the state’s premiere youth development organizations, with about 600,000 Texas youth enrolling annually as 4-H members or Clover Kids, said program administrators. The Texas 4-H program is the youth development component of the […]

Humans may be culprit in latest South Texas invasive insect problems

WESLACO  —  An insect considered beneficial in many parts of the world is causing havoc on vegetable crops in South Texas, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist in Weslaco. “We first found this insect, Nesidiocoris tenuis, commonly referred to as N. tenuis or the tomato bug, in commercial field crops in the […]

NASA thanks Texas A&M AgriLife Research for keeping astronauts fed, happy

          COLLEGE STATION  — An “out of this world” thank you was delivered to Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists recently for keeping astronauts “fed and happy.”            Kirk Shireman, manager of NASA’s International Space Station, on Sept. 11 visited AgriLife Research’s space food research facility and National Center for Electron Beam Research in […]

Texas 4-H Center to hold Fun Club camp for seniors Oct. 19-23

BROWNWOOD – The Texas 4-H Conference Center will be hosting its annual Fun Club camp for senior adults 50 and over this fall. Presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the camp will be Oct. 19-23. The Texas 4-H Conference Center is 11 miles north of Brownwood on Texas Highway 279 and one mile […]

Planning is key to emergency, disaster preparation

AgriLife Extension supports National Preparedness Month efforts COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is supporting National Preparedness Month efforts by offering tips for Texans to help them get ready for and recover from a disaster or emergency. “FEMA has designated September as National Preparedness Month,” said Dr. Joyce Cavanagh, AgriLife Extension family […]

Giving Garden at Catholic school in San Antonio receives ‘double blessing’

SAN ANTONIO – “Twice blessed” would be an accurate way to describe the Giving Garden at St. John Berchmans Catholic School in San Antonio. The garden, built this spring by St. John Berchmans students in cooperation with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners, was blessed by both a Catholic priest […]