College of Agriculture and Life Sciences names outstanding alumni

Contact: Angel Futrell, 979-458-9761, afutrell@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Award and the Outstanding Early Career Alumni Award. Frank C. Litterst Jr. ‘43, Dr. James O. “Bo” Reagan ‘68, and Dr. José Manuel Cabrera Sixto ‘90 are winners […]

‘Christmas is Coming’ is theme of Texas 4-H Center Oktoberfest camp for seniors

BROWNWOOD – Oktoberfest, a camp for adults 50 and older, will be held Oct. 20-22 at the Texas 4-H Center on Lake Brownwood. The camp, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, offers fun educational sessions and activities for senior men and women, said center director Mark Carroll. “This year’s theme will be ‘Christmas […]

AgriLife Extension Blanco County has new agriculture, natural resources agent

JOHNSON CITY – Tim Moss has been appointed the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources for Blanco County. Moss, who started July 21, will work from the AgriLife Extension office at 101 E. Cypress, Suite 109 in Johnson City. His responsibilities will include providing practical, objective, research-based information and […]

Libo Shan recognized by U.S. plant biologists societywith Charles Albert Shull Award

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact:  Dr. Libo Shan, lshan@tamu.edu,  979-845-8818 COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Libo Shan of College Station, Texas A&M AgriLife Research molecular biologist, has earned the Charles Albert Shull Award from the American Society of Plant Biologists. “I feel extremely honored to be selected as the recipient of this prestigious award,” Shan […]

New mosquito-borne viral disease found in South Central Texas

AgriLife Extension entomologists: Avoidance, exclusion, repellents best practical defense SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Chikungunya, a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, has been identified in five Texas counties — four of them in South Central Texas — and may become endemic to the state, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. As far as the […]

Bexar County Commissioners Court receives Building a Better Texas award

Court reciprocates with resolution honoring Cooperative Extension System’s 100th anniversary SAN ANTONIO – Representatives of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County, Bexar County 4-H and AgriLife Extension volunteer programs recently attended a meeting of the Bexar County Commissioners Court to participate in presenting the court with a Building a Better Texas award. […]

Sorghum growers cautioned on possible fall armyworm invasion

Reports are spotty, but growing, experts say SAN ANGELO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists across the state are advising sorghum producers to stay vigilant for fall armyworm infestations. “This is not a panic situation yet, but a growing number of reports of increasing numbers of fall armyworms from AgriLife Extension entomologists located across […]