AgriLife Extension ‘dealing with drought’ program April 9 in Austin will be rooted in trees

AUSTIN — Now is the time to learn ways to help landscapes and gardens perform in the hot, dry summer months to come while conserving and protecting water resources, said Daphne Richards, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist for Travis County. “Even though it’s just the beginning of spring, the well-prepared gardener should be thinking […]

4-H Day at the Capitol an ‘eye-opening’ event for 300 Texas 4-H’ers

AUSTIN — “The whole day was a great experience, and being able to meet the governor was a real surprise,” said Stoker Williams, 18, of Arp, the Texas 4-H Council president, referring to his recent visit to Austin for the 4-H Day at the Capitol event. Williams presented Gov. Greg Abbott with a 4-H Day […]

Predator management, trapping focus of April 24 multi-county program

ROCKSPRINGS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Predator Management Workshop and Trapping Demonstration from 9 a.m-3 p.m. April 24 at the Edwards County Park Building. The program is made available by the AgriLife Extension offices of Edwards, Kinney, Sutton, and Real Counties. To get to the Edwards County Park Building, take […]

Texas Community Futures Forum set for April 13 in Austin

Forum will focus on grassroots consensus building AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Travis County Extension Leadership Advisory Board will hold the Texas Community Futures Forum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 13 on the first floor of the Travis County Hall of Government, 700 Lavaca St., Austin. Daphne Richards, interim […]

Akey named director at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

COLLEGE STATION —  The Texas A&M System Board of Regents has named Dr. Bruce L. Akey director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Akey began as executive deputy director at the lab in June of 2014 and had served as interim director since September 2014. “Dr. Akey has shown outstanding leadership in veterinary […]

AgriLife Extension to present native plant landscaping program March 12 in Austin

AUSTIN — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Travis County will be presenting another of its drought series programs from 10 a.m. to noon March 12 at its offices at 1600-B Smith Road in Austin. “Even though it’s still cold outside, now is a good time to learn about ways to help landscapes and […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for March 12 in Hamilton

HAMILTON–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 12 in Hamilton for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Leon River watershed. The free workshop will be co-hosted by the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources. The morning […]

AgriLife Extension’s Dinner Tonight! program serving up variety of enhancements

COLLEGE STATION — The Dinner Tonight! program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has been enhanced and expanded, and its administrators have chosen March, which is National Nutrition Month, to announce program improvements. “National Nutrition Month provided a perfect opportunity for us to announce a number of enhancements to our Dinner Tonight! program, which […]

Private water well screenings set for March in Dimmit, La Salle, Zavala, Atascosa and Frio counties

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well screenings on March 9 for Dimmit, La Salle, Zavala, Atascosa and Frio counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water tested. The screenings are presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in these counties in partnership with the […]

Dr. Melinda Garcia selected 4-H coordinator for Bexar and Harris counties project

Project will focus on nutrition, technology, higher education, urban agriculture for at-risk individuals SAN ANTONIO – Dr. Melinda Garcia has been appointed as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program specialist to coordinate the Children, Youth and Families at Risk, or CYFAR, project in Bexar and Harris counties, said Dr. Chris Boleman, […]