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 […]

Texas well-owner training set for Feb. 5 in Navasota

NAVASOTA– Anyone interested in private water well management in the Navasota River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Feb.5 in Navasota. The workshop is being offered through collaboration with the Texas Small Farmers and Ranchers Community Based Organization. The training, which is free and open to the public, is from 8:30 […]

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 […]

Important farm bill deadlines approaching

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Farmers have several important decisions to make under the 2014 farm bill, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Producers have the the option to chose between two safety net programs: Price Loss Coverage, also known as PLC,and Agricultural Risk Coverage, and the opportunity to […]

Blackland Income Growth beef session set for Feb. 3

Meeting highlights: marketing, replacement and sire selection strategies Contact: Mark Arnold, 972-825-5175, wm-arnold@tamu.edu WACO – The beef session of the 2015 Blackland Income Growth Conference Feb. 3 will feature industry experts discussing strategies to assist beef producers on how to capitalize on today’s strong beef market. The annual conference, to be held at the Extraco Events […]

Keeping a Healthy Happy Horse program set for Jan. 27 at Texas A&M Equine Complex

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dusty Tittle, 979-823-0129, c-tittle@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Brazos Valley horse owners can take part in a Jan. 27 program at the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex at Texas A&M University in College Station that will focus on horse health. The event will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. […]

Texas Ag Forum Feb. 20 to feature overview of 2014 farm bill sign-up

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu AUSTIN – The 2015 Texas Ag Forum scheduled Feb. 20 at the Hilton Austin Airport will provide producers with the most up-to-date information possible about farm bill sign-up decisions, according to organizers. The 2014 farm bill introduced two new safety net programs: Price Loss Coverage, which offsets price shortfalls, and […]

Kellner earns AgriLife Extension Superior Service award for program specialist

COLLEGE STATION –  Bev Kellner, program manager of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Passenger Safety Project, has received a Superior Service Award in the agency’s program specialist category. The award recognizes AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance in education or to the agency. The award was presented Jan. 6 during the […]

Ferguson earns AgriLife Extension Superior Service award for office support

COLLEGE STATION –  Sue Ferguson, lead office assistant at the Texas 4-H Youth Development headquarters in College Station, has received a Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service Superior Service Award in the agency’s office support category. Superior Service Awards recognize AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance to the organization and to Texans. […]