Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for Dec. 3 in Nacogdoches

NACOGDOCHES — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3 in Nacogdoches for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Attoyac Bayou watershed. The free workshop is co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Nacogdoches […]

Texas crop and weather — Nov. 17, 2015

Fire, rain had nominal impact on South Central Texas agriculture UVALDE – “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.” That lyric from a ‘70s James Taylor song would certainly apply to the residents of South Central Texas over the past few months. But while Mother Nature has been less than kind to this region, the […]

West gets a little wilder with new agriculture building on Texas A&M campus

  COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M University’s West Campus in College Station is getting a little wilder with the start of a fourth building in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Complex on John Kimbrough Blvd. near Reed Arena. Texas A&M University System officials celebrated breaking ground for the Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building on […]

Texans asked to help keep citrus canker in check

WESLACO  —  After finding citrus canker in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, experts want the public to know the facts of the disease because they can play a big role in limiting its damage. Dr. Olufemi Alabi, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathologist in Weslaco, said the first thing the public should know […]

Bug Banquet makes a unique culinary experience

‘Entomophagy’ not just a buggy idea among survivalists SAN ANTONIO – An Australian man made national news recently and was dubbed “Ant Man” after surviving for almost a week in the unforgiving outback by eating ants – something he had seen survival expert Bear Grylls do on television. While such a tale is unusual, entomophagy […]

Cow-calf grazing practices could determine, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contacts: Dr. Richard Teague, 940-552-9941, Dr. Seong Park, 940-552-9941, Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, VERNON – Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Southern Great Plains could require a change of grazing management by traditional cow-calf producers, according to a study by Texas A&M AgriLife Research. Adaptive multi-paddock grazing is […]

Water well owner training set for Nov. 20 in Cuero

CUERO– Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Nov. 20 in Cuero. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Cuero Municipal Clubhouse, 201 Leonard Roy Harmon Drive, said Drew Gholson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

New program helps 4-H’ers ‘LEAP’ into leadership

BROWNWOOD – Texas 4-H Youth Development now offers the opportunity for 4-H members to develop life skills and character through its new Leadership Experience Adventure Program. The program, which is held at the Texas 4-H Conference Center near Brownwood, is designed to provide 4-H youth leaders a variety of educational and self-enrichment experiences in an […]

2016 4-H Teen Leadership Retreat slated for Jan. 8-10

Registration will be Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 BROWNWOOD — 4-H members in grades 8-12 and adult leaders will have an opportunity to hone their leadership skills during several 4-H programs at the 2016 Teen Leadership Retreat Jan.8-10 at the Texas 4-H Conference Center near Brownwood. “The teen retreat at the Texas 4-H Conference Center […]