Texas crop, weather for Oct. 6, 2015

Agricultural engineering centennial a ‘tip of the hat’ to the past and the future Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — On Oct. 9-10, the Texas A&M University department of biological and agricultural engineering at College Station will celebrate its 100-year birthday, and you’re invited. Officially, the outdoor centennial event is called a “technology […]

Cattle market outlook to be featured at Oct. 30 Brazos Valley program

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dusty Tittle, 979-823-0129, c-tittle@tamu.edu  BRYAN – A fall cattle clinic is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Brazos Valley Livestock Commission. The event is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with the Brazos County Beef and Forage Committee. “We have put […]

Fall Field Day set for Oct. 22 in Bandera

BANDERA — A Fall Field Day to be presented by the Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bandera County is slated Oct. 22 in Bandera. The event will be from 9-11:30 a.m. at Herbst Ranch, 3490 State Highway 470. “This program will emphasize several key land stewardship components,” […]

Aggiefest livestock contest, horse judging workshop set for Oct. 24

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The 2015 Aggiefest Livestock Judging Contest and Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop will be held Oct. 24. The livestock judging contest will be held at Louis Pearce Pavilion, 555 George Bush Drive West, in College Station. The horse judging workshop will be held at Freeman Arena located at 7802 […]

Texas A&M Wheat Improvement Team recognized

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jackie Rudd, 806-677-5600, jcrudd@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M Wheat Improvement Team was recently honored with a 2015 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean’s Outstanding Award for Interdisciplinary Research. Three members of the team are located at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo. […]

Chronic Wasting Disease program slated for Oct. 13 in Bandera

BANDERA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with the Ranchers and Landowners Association and Texas Parks and Wildlife will present a Chronic Wasting Disease program Oct.13 in Bandera. The program will be at the Bandera United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1103 Cedar St. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. with the program starting […]

Bexar County residents ‘get cooking’ at Dinner Tonight! event

SAN ANTONIO — More than 100 people attended the Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School held recently at the YMCA’s Y Living Center in southwest San Antonio. The school was part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s statewide effort to promote at-home family dining through providing easy, healthful and economical meals. It was provided free […]

Juntos program emphasizes family involvement in education

SAN ANTONIO – About 25 families attended the recent family workshop event held at Armando Leal Middle School in the Harlandale Independent School District of San Antonio. The event, called “Making Education a Family Goal,” was a collaboration of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service through the Juntos 4-H program and Harlandale ISD. It brought […]

Food Agriculture Organization, Texas A&M course promotes quality in feed analysis laboratories worldwide

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – An online training course to enhance sample testing of feedstuffs conducted by the Office of the Texas State Chemist, Texas A&M University and the Food Agriculture Organization is getting global attention. The Office of the Texas State Chemist and Texas A&M University along with the Food […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 29, 2015

Despite heat, drought, Winter Garden growers in better shape this year Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Despite hotter-than-normal fall temperatures and no rain for three months, Texas Winter Garden growers are in surprisingly good shape, said Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist based in Uvalde. Water levels in the […]