Texas Master Naturalist program seeks applicants

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Mary Pearl Meuth, 979-845-7294, mpmeuth@tamu.edu   AUSTIN — An official with the Texas Master Naturalist Program urged those interested in learning about natural resources and conservation management to mark their calendars now for upcoming training opportunities around the state.   Mary Pearl Meuth, the Master Naturalist Program’s […]

Expert: Texas agriculture to benefit from normalized U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Efforts to normalize U.S. and Cuba diplomatic relations will have potential positive implications for Texas agriculture, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Parr Rosson, who heads the agricultural economics department at Texas A&M University in College Station, […]

Texas Water Journal to moderate forum Jan. 20 in San Marcos

SAN MARCOS — The Texas Water Journal, an online, peer-reviewed journal about Texas water issues, will present its third Texas Water Journal Forum, “The History of the Edwards Aquifer Dispute: A View from the Trenches,” Jan. 20 in San Marcos. The journal is published jointly by The Texas Water Journal, a nonprofit organization, and the […]

Weiner Endowment for International Excellence established at Texas A&M ag economics

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Weiner Endowment for International Excellence has been established in the agricultural economics department at Texas A&M University to further enhance study abroad programs and advanced degree offerings, according to Dr. Parr Rosson, department head. Brian and Tina Weiner of San […]

Expert: Consequences of Texas drought continue to linger

Texas Plant Protection Association attendees hear about future of water Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRYAN – Texas agriculture industry experts discussed the future of water and its impact on crop production before 287 attendees at the 26th Texas Plant Protection Association Conference held recently at the Brazos Center in Bryan Dr. Bill Dugas, acting vice […]

AgriLife Extension Brazos County office showcases programs to elected officials

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRYAN – Highlights in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H and youth development, and community economic development were showcased at the recent 2014 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Brazos County Interpretation Luncheon for Elected Officials. The event, attended by Brazos County officials as well as representatives from […]

Texas A&M introduces master’s of agriculture degree with emphasis on meat industry

Contact: Dr. Gary Smith, 979-845-1541, gary.smith@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Students seeking a master’s degree of agriculture in animal science at Texas A&M University now have the ability to choose to follow a curriculum specifically designed to emphasize the meat industry, according to officials. The new emphasis for the degree plan provides students who have a […]

Fall pasture management, continuing education program set for Dec. 18 in La Vernia

LA VERNIA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Wilson County will present the Fall Pasture Management and CEU Program from 9 a.m-3 p.m. Dec. 18 at the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce, 12301 U.S. Highway 87 in La Vernia. The program will offer five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – one […]

Water quality training Jan. 9 in Bellville will focus on Mill Creek

BELLVILLE — A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to Mill Creek will be held from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Austin County, located at 20 S. Holland Street in Bellville. The training is free and open to anyone interested in improving water quality in […]