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 […]

Canola production part of presentation lineup at Texas Plant Protection Conference

Conference theme is future use of water and its impact on agriculture Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRYAN – Canola cropping practices will be featured at the Texas Plant Protection Association Conference scheduled Dec. 10-11 at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. Dr. Clark Neely, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small grains and […]

Land conservation easement workshop to be held Nov. 3 in Floresville

Program will focus on preserving family lands FLORESVILLE – The Texas Agricultural Land Trust, in cooperation with Green Spaces Alliance, San Antonio River Authority and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Wilson County, will present a conservation easement workshop Nov. 3 in Floresville. The workshop, “Protect, Conserve, Pass Down: A Strategy for Saving […]

AgriLife Extension in Travis County seeking new Master Wellness volunteers

AUSTIN — The Master Wellness Volunteer program for Travis County is looking for volunteers to participate in its community health and wellness outreach efforts, said the local program coordinator, Leticia Neal. “The Master Wellness Volunteer program is an initiative of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service,” said Sonia Coyle, the agency’s family and consumer sciences […]

Food manager certification training to be held Oct. 29 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Bexar County will offer its next food manager certification training course Oct. 29 at the AgriLife Extension office in Suite 208 of the Conroy Square complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive in San Antonio. The course will be from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., with a certification exam […]

Carpenter inducted into Meat Industry Hall of Fame

Contact: Maggie Tucker, 979-845-1542, maggie.tucker@ag.tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Zerle Carpenter, Texas A&M University professor emeritus of animal science and director emeritus of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, was recently inducted into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame. Carpenter was among six inductees selected from more than 75 nominations encompassing all areas of red […]

Lost Water Conference will be Oct. 30 in San Antonio

Program will help water purveyors understand lost water issues, resources SAN ANTONIO — The Edwards Aquifer Regional Water Conservation Program is sponsoring a Lost Water Conference Oct. 30 in San Antonio for staff of municipal water utilities and other water suppliers in the Edwards Aquifer region. The conference will be from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at […]

Ranchers hear key factors to growing forage at rebuilding beef herd symposium

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu FRANKLIN – Ranchers should be mindful of three important components of pasture health when considering restocking beef cattle, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension state forage specialist in College Station, said water, fertilizer and protection are […]