AgriLife Extension names new Schleicher County agent

  Charles Redman takes agriculture/natural resources post   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marty Gibbs, 325-653-4576, mj-gibbs@tamu.edu   ELDORADO – Charles Redman will become the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Schleicher County effective Feb. 2, according to Schleicher County Judge Charley Bradley and Marty Gibbs, AgriLife Extension […]

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 […]

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 […]

Farm bill decision-aid workshop set for Jan. 21 in San Angelo

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Bill Thompson, 325-653-4576, w-thompson@tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a farm bill decision aid-workshop from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Region 15 Education Center, 612 S. Irene St. in San Angelo. “This workshop is specifically tailored to producers […]

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 […]

‘Last chance’ CEU training set for Feb. 3 at San Angelo

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Josh Blanek, 325-659-6523, j-blanek@tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Tom Green County will offer their annual “Last Chance” Continuing Education Unit Course from 12:30 – 6:15 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center. The center is […]