Klemm named development officer for Texas A&M’s agriculture, life sciences

 Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Mark Klemm of College Station has been named assistant vice president of development for agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M University, according to Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean. “Mark has been an exceptional fundraiser and an asset for Texas A&M throughout his career,” Hussey […]

AgriLife Extension offering four TDA continuing education courses in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County will present four opportunities in February for individuals to receive Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units. Two courses will be held Feb. 10 and two Feb. 29, all at the Travis County East Service Center, 6011 Blue Bluff Road in Austin. “These courses […]

AgriLife Extension spreading bike, pedestrian safety message in Brazos Valley and beyond

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service safety experts know college towns may have more bicycle and pedestrian traffic than normal, but their message of pedestrian and bicyclist safety is being taken on the road throughout the Brazos Valley. “As staff driving to and from our campus offices, we witness the student bike and […]

Mill Creek Partnership announces meeting to finalize watershed protection plan

BLEIBLERVILLE — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a meeting of the Mill Creek Watershed Partnership on Feb. 29 to finalize the Mill Creek Watershed Protection Plan, coordinators said. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Bleiblerville Volunteer Fire Department, 3342 Farm-to-Market Road 2502, Bleiblerville. Registration and […]

Neuendorff and Lamb receive Build East Texas Awards

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TYLER — The Build East Texas organization announced its 2014 and 2015 Awards of Excellence in Agricultural Research and Extension to Don Neuendorff, Overton, and Truman Lamb, Palestine, respectively. The awards were presented at the joint Build East Texas and Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership banquet Jan. 19 at the Hollytree […]

East Texas Turfgrass Conference set Feb. 4 at Overton

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON — The East Texas Turfgrass Conference has been scheduled for Feb. 4 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053. The annual conference is primarily for professional grounds and landscape managers for local school districts and city parks and recreation departments, said […]

Earth-Kind Landscape School slated for Feb. 20-21 near McKinney

MCKINNEY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a two-day Earth-Kind Landscape Design and Management School at the Myers Park and Event Center, 7117 County Road 166 near McKinney. The course will be held Feb. 20-21 and consist of an in-depth classroom program and outdoor laboratory session, plus a personalized, extended 1.5 hour […]

24th annual Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day set for Feb. 5

CAT SPRING — The 24th annual Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day will be 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Agricultural Society Hall, 13035 Hall Road, Cat Spring. Registration is $35 and may be completed from 8:30-9 a.m. on the day of the event, but RSVPs must be made prior to the event because […]

Plant pest, disease detection program slated for Feb. 6 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Travis County Master Gardeners will present a program for detecting insects and diseases that may harm gardens and landscapes. “The idea behind this program is to help gardeners improve their observation skills toward detecting invasive pests and diseases such as the brown marmorated stink bug and rose rosette,” said Daphne Richards, Texas […]