Media Advisory: Blackland Income Growth Conference Feb. 3-4

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259,  b-fannin@tamu.edu WACO – The Blackland Income Growth Conference is scheduled Feb. 3-4 at the Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd., in Waco. A number of commodity sessions will be featured throughout the two-day event, which will be attended by farmers and ranchers throughout the region. The conference kicks off with registration […]

Livestock show animal health focus of recent Texas A&M AgriLife workshop

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A recent workshop held at Texas A&M University and also made available to online participants taught attendees preventive care and treatment tips with livestock show projects. Workshop organizers were Dr. Tom Hairgrove, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service livestock and food systems coordinator, Dr. Jason Cleere, AgriLife Extension […]

Ornamental, turfgrass conference set Feb. 27 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nathan Carr, 806-373-0713, rncarr@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Ornamental and Turf Conference will be held Feb. 27 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo. “This conference is designed for those involved with caring and maintaining the […]

Media Contact Advisory: AgriLife Extension expert for U.S.-Cuba agricultural trade

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu WHAT: President Obama is set to discuss efforts to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba as part of Tuesday’s State of the Union Address. WHO: Dr. Parr Rosson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist and head of the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University […]

Camp Brisket draws all walks of life to learn finer points of Texas’ most popular cut for barbecue

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – From doctors and computer information technologists to restaurant owners, 2015 Camp Brisket participants learned the finer points of cooking one of the most popular barbecue cuts found throughout Texas. Dr. Jeff Savell, distinguished professor in the department of animal science  at Texas A&M University, led the camp […]

AgriLife Extension sets another round of area farm bill meetings

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jackie Smith, 806-746-6101, j-smith34@tamu.edu LUBBOCK – The  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s South Plains district is offering another round of farm bill meetings starting Jan. 22, said an AgriLife Extension staffer. “The meetings, all with the same curriculum, are designed to help producers finalize their farm bill decisions,” […]

AgriLife Extension to present Commodity Outlook 2015 in Dimmitt Jan. 27

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Nancy Andersen, 806-647-4115, nancy.andersen@ag.tamu.edu DIMMITT – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct “Commodity Outlook 2015″ from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Castro County Expo, 405 S.E. 4th St. in Dimmitt. “We’ll have talks on the 2015 agricultural commodity outlook to include international markets and the […]

Smith named Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Stephen Smith, Regents professor and research scientist in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, has been named a 2014 Faculty Fellow by Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The Faculty Fellows Program was established in 1998 to acknowledge and reward exceptional research faculty within the […]

AgriLife Extension names new Lamb County agent

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Michael Clawson, 806-746-601, m-clawson@tamu.edu LITTLEFIELD – Graham Henley is the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Lamb County. The announcement naming Henley to the post was effective Jan. 5, and was made by Lamb County Judge Mike DeLoach and Michael Clawson, AgriLife […]

Commercial Turf and Ornamental Workshop set for Jan. 22 in Lubbock

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Vikram Baliga, 806-775-1740, www.LubbockHorticulture.com LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the 2015 Commercial Turf and Ornamental Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Science Spectrum and Omni Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289 in Lubbock. “The presentations will target those holding structural and/or commercial […]