Backyard chickens topic of Aug. 6 programs in Austin, San Marcos

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present programs on raising backyard chickens Aug. 6 in Austin and San Marcos. The programs are part of AgriLife Extension’s Backyard Basics initiative, which promotes healthy living through home-based food production, preparation and preservation. One of these programs — Backyard Chickens — will be from held […]

Researchers: Second phase of dama gazelle study will focus on social interactions

UVALDE – In a second phase of research, scientists from Second Ark Foundation and Texas A&M AgriLife Research are again collaborating — this time to find out more about the social interactions of dama gazelles. Dr. Elizabeth Cary Mungall, science officer for the Second Ark Foundation in Ingram, and Dr. Susan Cooper, an AgriLife Research […]

Beef Quality Assurance Training slated for Sept. 3 in Floresville

FLORESVILLE — A Beef Quality Assurance Training will be held Sept. 3 at the Floresville Event Center, 600 State Highway 97 W. in Floresville. The free training, part of the Texas Beef Quality Producer Program, will be from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. It is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas and Southwestern Cattle […]

Expert: Back-to-school shopping requires some homework

COLLEGE STATION — The cost of back-to-school items is expected to be more than $600 annually for the typical American family with kids in kindergarten through 12th grade, according to the National Retail Federation. “Back-to-school shopping can be an expensive proposition, especially if you don’t spend some time planning, budgeting and prioritizing, along with shopping […]

Fundamentals of water quality monitoring workshop set for Aug. 6-7 in Temple

TEMPLE — The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a Fundamentals of Developing a Water Quality Monitoring Plan workshop Aug. 6-7 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, 808 E. Blackland Road in Temple. The workshop is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 6 and from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the […]

Water quality in Tres Palacios watershed topic of July 30 meeting

Contact: Allen Berthold, 979-845-2028, PALACIOS — Anyone interested in improving and protecting the Tres Palacios Creek watershed along the Texas Gulf Coast is invited to a July 30 meeting in Palacios. The Texas Water Resources Institute will host the free meeting at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 209 Lucas Ave. Dr. […]

Rain garden retention/detention pond program to be held July 22 in Dallas

DALLAS – A program titled “Rain Garden and Retention/Detention Pond Design and Performance in North Texas” will be presented July 22 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. The free program will be from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Building C meeting room of the center, located at 17360 Coit Road. […]

Killer wasp’s buzz is worse than its bite

AgriLife Extension entomologist: There’s little to fear from fearsome-looking insect   AUSTIN — The expression that things are bigger in Texas certainly applies to one of its scarier-looking summer insects — the cicada killer wasp, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist in Austin. “I’ve been getting lots of calls lately from people worried […]

Texas Hill Country Range Management Workshop set for July 10 in Leakey

LEAKEY — A Texas Hill Country Range Management Workshop will be held July 10 in Leakey. The workshop will be from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Frio Springs Lodges, 692 Evergreen St. Registration will be from 9-9:30 a.m. with presentations to follow. The program is being presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office […]

Urban Wildlife Management conference slated for July 29 in Dallas

DALLAS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas will host an Urban Wildlife Management conference July 29. The conference will take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Building C of the center, located at 17360 Coit Road in Dallas. Lunch is included. “Anyone working with or interested in managing wildlife populations […]