Creative Sausage Making workshop scheduled Jan. 16-17 in College Station

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Davey Griffin, 979-845-3935, dgriff@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A Creative Sausage Making Workshop is scheduled Jan. 16-17 at the Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center at Texas A&M University in College Station. The workshop will teach the basics of making sausage and is open to both beginning and novice […]

AgriLife Extension’s Taylor County Marketing Club invites producers to annual December meeting

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Robert Pritz, 325-672-6048, r-pritz@tamu.edu Bill Thompson, 325-653-4576, ext.286, w-thompson@tamu.edu   ABILENE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Taylor County Marketing Club will host their annual December program, inviting anyone interested in agriculture to join the session, organizers said. “This year’s format is a little different than […]

AgriLife Extension offers estate planning workshop 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 AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a farm and ranch estate planning workshop from 9 a.m.-noon on Dec. 4 in the Murchison/Whitehead Memorial Building in Menard. Lisa Brown, AgriLife Extension agent in Menard County, said the featured speaker for […]

Experts: Think outside the box when selecting replacement cattle

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRENHAM – With cattle prices at record highs, ranchers looking to build back beef cattle herds need to take careful consideration of the composition of replacement heifers to yield top-quality calves, according to experts. About 200 cattle producers attended the recent 43rd South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Brenham, hearing […]

Expert: Amid historic-high cattle prices, producers can capture extra dollars

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Levi Russell, 361-265-9203, lrussell@tamu.edu BRENHAM – Though cattle prices have reached historic highs, there could be potential to make extra dollars and possibly add more young cows to a herd at current prices, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Levi Russell, AgriLife Extension economist […]

Multi-county Land and Livestock Conference set for Dec. 3 in Brady

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Brady Rose Evans, 325-732-4304, Brady.Evans@ag.tamu.edu Trevor Dickschat, 325-597-1295, trevor.dickschat@ag.tamu.edu Lisa Brown, 325-396-4737, lisa.brown@ag.tamu.edu BRADY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Tri-County Land and Livestock Conference on Dec. 3 at the Heart of Texas Event Center, 804 San Angelo Highway, Brady. The program, to be conducted […]

Five inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ed Rister, 979-845-4911, e-rister@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Five business professionals were recently inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University during a dinner and reception in Bryan. The inductees are Cody Catalena (‘97), Lynn Elliott (‘73), Larry Kokel […]

2014 farm bill, online decision aid training event Nov. 10 in Salt Lake City

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A one-day 2014 farm bill overview and producer decision aid demonstration and training is scheduled Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. There is no cost to attend the […]

AgriLife Extension sets more farm bill decision-aid meetings

  West Central, Far West Texas producers targeted Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Bill Thompson, 325-653-4576, w-thompson@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel are blanketing the state with educational meetings for farmers on the intricacies of the new farm bill and West Texas is no exception, according to one of the […]

Corn prices expected to edge up, could pressure fed cattle bids in 2015

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-8011,JMWelch@tamu.edu BRYAN  - Recent lower prices in corn could translate into fewer planted acres in 2015, potentially putting pressure on bids for beef cattle next year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. However, Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grains marketing economist in College […]