Texas crop, weather for June 30, 2015

Much of peach crop excellent quality, quantity Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – As predicted in March, this year’s peach crop is turning out to be one of the best in many years. In March, Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist at Uvalde, noted that peaches throughout the state had […]

Stocker cattle program set for July 8 in West

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Shane McLellan, 254-757, s-mclellan@tamu.edu WEST  – A stocker cattle program is set for July 8 at the West Auction Barn, 20645 N. Interstate Highway 35 in West. The program is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in McLennan, Limestone, Bell, Bosque, Hill and Coryell counties. […]

Back-to-back annual canola conferences set for July in Oklahoma and Texas

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Emi Kimura, 940-552-9941, emi.kimura@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Clark Neely, 979-845-3041, cneely@ag.tamu.edu VERNON – Two days of canola conferences in neighboring states, Oklahoma and Texas, will provide producers an in-depth look at the crop that is generating a growing interest. Canola has grown in popularity among Rolling Plains producers in the […]

Acuff appointed to national advisory committee

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Gary Acuff, director of the Texas A&M Center for Food Safety in College Station, has been appointed as a new member of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods. The appointment was made recently by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The national committee provides […]

Beginning Ranchers Educational Program draws lots of questions, interest in expanding operations

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Tom Hairgrove, 979-458-3216, tbhairgrove@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – More than 70 beginning ranchers new to the cattle business heard in-depth discussions on methods to produce and market cattle during a two-day workshop held at Texas A&M University in College Station. The workshop was sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Stiles Farm Field Day held indoors due to Tropical Storm Bill

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu TAYLOR – With the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill making its way toward Williamson County, the Stiles Farm Field Day, traditionally held in Thrall, was moved indoors for the first time in its 52-year history. More than 150 farmers made the short trip to the Knights of Columbus Hall in […]

Teenage aspiring veterinarians receive hands-on training at Texas A&M

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Joe Mask, 979-845-4353, joe.mask@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A group of aspiring teenage veterinarians received hands-on training recently during the Texas 4-H Veterinary Science Camp at the O.D. Butler Jr. Animal Science Center in College Station. The event coincided with Texas 4-H Roundup week. Experts from the Texas A&M […]

Texas crop, weather for June 23, 2015

Rice situation varies widely; much never got planted Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – After years of having not enough water to grow rice, many of the major production areas of the state got too much, according to reports by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel in the major rice growing counties. The […]

Women’s Natural Resource Management Conference set Oct. 5-6 in Fredericksburg

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu Dr. Rick Machen, 830-278-9151, r-machen@tamu.edu FREDRICKSBURG – A conference devoted to helping women manage natural resources in the Edwards Plateau will take place in Fredericksburg Oct. 5-6 at the Inn on Barons Creek. The Women’s Natural Resource Management Conference is funded by the Ruth […]

Regional daycare training set Aug. 1 in Haskell

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: DaLinda Black, 940-864-2546, DaLinda.Black@ag.tamu.edu HASKELL – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Haskell County will host a Haskell County – Regional Daycare Training Conference Aug. 1 at the Haskell Early Learning Center, 16 Ave. D. in Haskell. “Any daycare employee, foster parent, early Head Start or Head Start […]