Record cattle prices create opportunities to increase profit margins

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course to outline strategies, management for producers Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Record cattle prices are creating opportunities for producers to increase revenue and several of these strategies will be discussed at the 60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled […]

Texas A&M Financial Planning Program receives $25,000 TD Ameritrade Institutional grant

Writer: Blair Fannin 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Gene Nelson, 979-862-2527, nelsong@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Financial Planning program in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University has received a $25,000 grant from TD Ameritrade Institutional. The announcement was made Monday at the New York Stock Exchange. Faculty member Nathan Harness and Mariel Braun, […]

Miller elected to Texas Plant Protection Association Board of Directors

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Travis Miller, 979-845-7907, td-miller@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Travis Miller, interim associate director for state operations with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has been elected to the board of directors for the Texas Plant Protection Association. “We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Miller join our group […]

South Texas study results show Brahman, crossbred influence receive higher premiums

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Levi Russell, 361-265-9203, lrussell@tamu.edu CORPUS CHRISTI – Data from a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service South Texas study shows Brahman and British crossbred cattle add significant value to breeding stock in South Texas and performed best in terms of sale price. “The research here shows the value of […]

Veteran AgriLife Extension state sheep/goat specialist to retire

  Craddock to complete 29-year career with agency Aug. 31 Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Frank Craddock, 325-653-4576, b-craddock@tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – Dr. Frank Craddock, known to countless Texas youth and adult clientele across Texas as “The Old Goat,” will retire from his 29-year career as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Corn producers need to watch for southern rust

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Tom Isakeit, 979-862-1340, t-isakeit@tamu.edu  COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathologist recently met with corn growers at a field day near College Station discussing southern rust, a foliar disease that can be problematic for growers and threaten yields. Dr. Tom Isakeit shared practical advice […]

2014 Eng Symposium to feature cow-calf production system innovation

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Though high cattle prices may tempt cattle producers to expand herds, rising prices for land, fuel and feed still have some reconsidering expansion, according to experts. Opportunities for efficient expansion will be discussed in-depth at the 2014 Dr. Kenneth and Caroline […]

Big Country Wheat Conference set Aug. 14 in Abilene

  Farm bill interpretations will headline biennial event   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Robert Pritz, 325-6726048, r-pritz@tamu.edu   ABILENE – Farm bill decision making will headline this year’s Big Country Wheat Conference, organizers said. The conference, conducted biennially by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be held Aug. 14 in the Big […]

AgriLife Extension sets range program in Sterling County

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Chad Coburn, 325-378-3181, c-coburn@tamu.edu   STERLING CITY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a range management program beginning at 9 a.m.July 29 at the Sterling County Community Center just east of the courthouse in Sterling City. “It looks as if the years-long drought is taking […]

AgriLife Extension’s All About Water Workshop slated for July 31 in Menard

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Lisa Brown, 325-396-4787, lbrown@ag.tamu.edu    MENARD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the All About Water Workshop July 31 at the Murchison/Whitehead Memorial Youth Complex, located at U.S. Highway 190 and U.S. Highway 83 at Menard. Registration will be from 8:30-9:15 a.m. followed by the […]