Texas State Chemist headquarters set to expand in College Station

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Office of the Texas State Chemist, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, is expanding its headquarters at Texas A&M University in College Station, adding more than 10,000 square-feet of laboratory testing facilities and an underground containment system, agency officials said. A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently […]

AgriLife Extension names Garrett Cline new Runnels County agent

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marty Gibbs, 325-653-4576, mj-gibbs@tamu.edu BALLINGER – Garrett Cline has been named the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Runnels County. The announcement was made by Runnels County Judge Barry Hilliard and Marty Gibbs, AgriLife Extension district administrator at San Angelo. “We’re very pleased […]

AgriLife Extension sets final ‘Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch School’ program

June 4-5 program in San Angelo targets heirs wishing involvement in the family ranch Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Morgan Russell, 325-657-7317, morgan.russell@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO —  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct their final “Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch School” program June 4-5 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and […]

Texas grain industry reduces aflatoxin risk

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Grain industry representatives are touting the effectiveness of the One Sample Strategy, a standardized testing method for aflatoxin. The program is administered by the Office of the Texas State Chemist, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The program has received support from a number of grain groups […]

Lampasas River Watershed Partnership meeting to discuss conservation assistance

LAMPASAS — A meeting of the Lampasas River Watershed Partnership will be held from 6-8 p.m. on May 21 at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building, 1793 U.S. Highway 281, Lampasas. “At the meeting, individuals will receive an update on the progress made on implementing the watershed protection plan over the past year,” said Lisa […]

Future of the cattle market, trends to be featured at 2015 Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 3-5

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Historic high prices in the cattle market and future trends will be one of many important topics discussed in-depth at the 2015 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 3-5 at Texas A&M University in College Station. Dr. Darrell Peel, […]

‘Basics of Homemade Wine’ program on tap for May 29

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: David Rodriguez, 210-467-6575, dhrodriguez@ag.tamu.edu HELOTES – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Backyard Basics series program will present “The Basics of Homemade Wine” from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 29 at the Gardens at Old Town Helotes, 15060 Antonio Drive in Helotes. “For years, AgriLife Extension horticulturists have taught home […]

HEB establishes endowment for Texas A&M department of agricultural economics

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – An endowment has been established by HEB in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University to provide fellowships for students pursuing graduate degrees and research in the economics of food supply chain management. A reception was held recently on […]

Concho Livestock Production Workshop set in Eden

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Brady Rose Evans, 325-732-4304, brady.evans@ag.tamu.edu EDEN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Concho Livestock Production Workshop beginning with registration and lunch at noon May 20 at the Roy Burnes Civic Center in Eden. “We’ll be talking about everything from laws and rules of the road […]

Aggie Processed Meat School teaches art and science of making popular retail products

Writer:  Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dan Hale, 979-845-3935, dhale@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – More than 25 meat processors and hobby sausage-makers recently attended the Aggie Processed Meat School held at Texas A&M University in College Station. “The goal of this is to help meat processors and people involved in food service understand the science […]