Water well owner training set for Aug. 18 in Crowley

Contact: Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.edu CROWLEY — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 18 in Crowley. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1-5 p.m. at the Crowley Recreation Center, 405 S. Oak St., said Drew Gholson, Texas […]

Water well owner training set for Aug. 3 in Angleton

Contact: Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.edu ANGLETON — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 3 in Angleton, said program coordinators. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Brazoria […]

Energy department grants $2.5M for biorefinery waste use, renewable bioproduct study

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Joshua Yuan, 979-845-3016, syuan@neo.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — The U.S. Department of Energy has granted $2.5 million for a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study to find ways to use biorefinery waste to make new, marketable products. “In the biorefinery field, we have a saying: You can make anything but […]

Program set for July 26 in Seguin shows it’s not too early to plan for Christmas

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charla Bading, 830-303-3889, charla.bading@ag.tamu.edu SEGUIN — It’s never too early to plan for Christmas, and the Christmas in July Task Force of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Guadalupe County is presenting a program July 26 to prove it. “The six members of our task force […]

Fall Into Vegetable Gardening program to take root July 23 in Dallas

AgriLife Extension program is first in five-part Gardening By The Yard series By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Stephen Hudkins, 214-904-3054, Stephen.hudkins@agnet.tamu.edu DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the Fall Into Vegetable Gardening program July 23 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Dallas County Master Gardener’s Research, Education and […]

Two communicators named to guide Texas A&M AgriLife entities

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Two professionals have joined Texas A&M AgriLife to manage marketing and communications plans, according to Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences for the Texas A&M University System. Lara Kohl Burhenn is the new communications and marketing manager for the Texas A&M […]

Joseph Johnson to manage development of The Gardens at Texas A&M University

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Joseph Johnson, 979-862-1697, joseph.johnson@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Joseph Johnson has been named program manager for The Gardens at Texas A&M University, according to Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences for The Texas A&M University System. Johnson will oversee the design, construction and maintenance […]

Rural leaders learn techniques, share ideas to improve communities

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Ronnie McDonald, 979-845-7808, r-mcdonald@tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO — A minister and two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service employees were honored for their efforts to improve lives in their communities during the annual Texas Rural Leadership Program conference. Rev. Victoria B. Griffin of Jacksonville was named Community Catalyst for her work […]

Olive orchard bus tour to showcase state’s fifth largest fruit crop

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Monte Nesbitt, 979-862-1218, MLNesbitt@tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO — “Experiences with Olives” is the name of a Texas bus tour set to depart Aug. 9 to showcase various growers who have faced the challenges of establishing and developing new olive orchards from the ground up, organizers said. “Olive orchards have sprung […]

Oak wilt, other tree diseases examined at program in San Antonio

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-54752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: David Rodriguez, 210-631-0400, dhrodriguez@ag.tamu.edu Dr. David Appel, 979-845-8373, d-appel@tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Tree diseases, with oak wilt taking center stage, were the focus of the Tree Disease Identification and Management program held recently at the Urban Ecology Center at Phil Hardberger Park in San Antonio. More than 120 people, […]