Noted animal welfare expert Ted Friend to retire after 38 years at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – For 38 years, Dr. Ted Friend has walked up and down the stairs of the Kleberg Animal Science Building at Texas A&M University where he established himself as a national expert and researcher on animal behavior and welfare. “It’s been a lot of fun,” said Friend, who will soon retire from the […]

Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled June 16 in Thrall

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Ryan Collett, 512-898-2214, rmcollett@tamu.edu THRALL – Management of new technology in cotton, plus methods used to reduce planting populations in grain sorghum, will be part of several presentations scheduled for the 52nd Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled June 16 at the Stiles Farm Foundation in Thrall. The Stiles Farm […]

Phenotyping wheat breeding lines takes on new look

AgriLife Research program designs time-saving machine Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jackie Rudd, 806-677-5600, jcrudd@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Srirama Krishna Reddy, 806-677-5600, skreddy@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Gathering millions of data points from thousands of wheat breeding lines across Texas is now as simple as riding a bike – or pushing one, in this case. Dr. Jackie […]

Four inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry at Texas A&M

  Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ed Rister, 979-845-3801, e-rister@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Four 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 reception and dinner at the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex. Dr. Ed Rister, […]

Sonora readies for 78th Annual Wool and Mohair Show slated for June 16-18

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Pascual Hernandez, 325-387-3101, p-hernandez@tamu.edu   SONORA – The 78th Annual Wool and Mohair Show, held in conjunction with the 55th National 4-H Wool Judging, the 15th FFA Wool Judging contests and a plethora of other ranch-related youth judging competitions, is set for June 16-18 in the Sutton County […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop set for June 3 in Bandera

BANDERA –A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop on agricultural water conservation will be held June 3 at the Mansfield Park Recreation Center, 2886 State Highway 16 N. in Bandera. The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. and end by 3 p.m., with a catered lunch provided. Three hours of continuing education unit credits — two general and one integrated pest […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]