Social media training for natural resource professionals Sept. 10-11 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources will hold a social media training for natural resource professionals Sept. 10-11 at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Airport Commerce Park, 1340 Airport Commerce Drive in Austin. “Content, Conversations and Discoverability – Quality Social Media Outreach for Natural Resource Professionals” will be held from 1-4 […]

AgriLife Extension to hold three landowners’ planning, management workshops in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold three Landowners’ Planning and Management Workshops in August, September and October to address issues of importance to rural and semi-rural landholders in and around Bexar County. “The workshops will address wildlife valuation and management, maintaining wildlife habitat and the importance of financial and estate […]

Temple Grandin stresses the little things on ways to handle livestock

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – When it comes to handling livestock, observing the little things can make for a more pleasant experience – both for the animal and the livestock, according to Dr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University professor and animal scientist. “I stress to students the need to be observant,” said […]

Austin programs Sept. 29-30 will spotlight watershed stakeholder engagement

AUSTIN–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Watershed Planning Program is hosting two training programs for water and natural resources professionals Sept. 29-30 in Austin. The first program, “Getting in Step – Top 10 Outreach Tips that Won’t Break the Bank,” will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Texas Commission on Environmental […]

AgriLife Extension program Sept. 2 to show state flower’s color power

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present “The Colorization of Texas Bluebonnets” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 2 in Suite 208 of the AgriLife Extension office for Bexar County, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive in San Antonio. “This will be a comprehensive program about our state flower and the many ongoing efforts to […]

Gary Smith rejoins Texas A&M animal science faculty

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-249-6301, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Gary Smith has rejoined the Texas A&M University department of animal science as a visiting professor in College Station. Smith previously worked at Texas A&M as professor from 1969-1982 and head of the department of animal science from 1982-1990. In addition, effective July 1, Smith also […]

Russian ban on U.S. agricultural products to affect Texas

Beef, poultry exports among Texas commodities Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Luis Ribera, 956-968-5581, LARibera@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Russia’s ban on U.S. agricultural products would be costly, especially to Texas, with the biggest impact to beef and poultry exporters, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. The proposed ban is in […]

Texas beef producers can apply for federal disaster aid due to drought

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Federal disaster aid for Texas cattle producers is available and officials are encouraging producers to act quickly in applying for programs. U.S. Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency Texas administrators gave updates on livestock disaster programming in College Station at the 60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, […]

AgriLife Extension Blanco County has new agriculture, natural resources agent

JOHNSON CITY – Tim Moss has been appointed the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources for Blanco County. Moss, who started July 21, will work from the AgriLife Extension office at 101 E. Cypress, Suite 109 in Johnson City. His responsibilities will include providing practical, objective, research-based information and […]

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course attendees hear optimistic views on industry future

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – More than 1,500 beef cattle producers from across Texas and abroad gathered at Texas A&M University in College Station for the 60th Beef Cattle Short Course this week to learn more about cattle production and maximizing profits during times of record […]