Earth-Kind seminars slated for February, March in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – David Rodriguez, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Bexar County, will present two Earth-Kind seminars – one in February and one in March — at Milberger’s Nursery, 3920 N. Loop 1604 East, San Antonio. Both seminars are free and open to the public. “These seminars will emphasize Earth-Kind gardening principles, which incorporate […]

It’s go time for vegetable gardeners

OVERTON — Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Overton, said it’s time for gardeners to plant some vegetables and prepare seedlings for others. “It’s time to plant potatoes, onions and other cool-season crops like mustard greens, kale, peas and spinach,” he said. “It’s your last window to begin seeding plants like tomatoes […]

Masabni receives Blue Ribbon Award for latest gardening book

OVERTON – Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Overton, received an award for his latest how-to book for Texas gardeners titled “Easy Gardening for Texas.” Masabni was awarded the Blue Ribbon for Extension Communication by the American Society of Horticultural Sciences-Southern Region for the book, which was published by Texas A&M University […]

AgriLife Research associate Roberson retires after 35 years

OVERTON – Sleeping in on a weekday is the only post-retirement plan Will Roberson, 58, has considered so far. The Texas A&M AgriLife Research associate at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton, will retire effective Jan. 31 after 35 years at the center. “I am looking forward to sleeping until 7:30 […]

AgriLife Extension offering new entrepreneurial program for veterans

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas AgrAbility program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is introducing a new project to benefit military veterans interested in becoming farmers and ranchers. “In 2012, Texas AgrAbility developed Battleground to Breaking Ground: A Transformational Journey, a workshop to address four key areas of agriculture business: planning, rural business opportunities, […]

Green infrastructure, low-impact development focus of Feb. 2 workshop in Dallas

DALLAS — A Green Infrastructure/Low-Impact Development Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 2 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 17360 Coit Road in Dallas. The workshop is sponsored by the Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Nikki Dictson, AgriLife Extension program […]

Doctoral candidate Smith receives trio of awards

COLLEGE STATION — William “Brandon” Smith, a doctoral candidate in the Texas A&M University department of soil and crop sciences in College Station and the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton, is racking up awards as he approaches graduation. At the recent Texas A&M AgriLife Conference, Smith was awarded the 2016 Vice […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Jan. 31 in Texarkana

TEXARKANA–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 31 in Texarkana for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Sulphur River Basin watershed. The morning session will be at the Truman Arnold Student Center of Texarkana College, 2500 […]