Tree giveaway, youth activities among offerings at H-E-B Little Buckaroo Farms

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a variety of youth activities, horticultural offerings and practical demonstrations at the H-E-B Little Buckaroo Farms tent during the 2015 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo Feb. 12- March 1, said agency participants. The Little Buckaroo Farms tent will be in the Family Fair […]

Media Advisory: Blackland Income Growth Conference Feb. 3-4

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, WACO – The Blackland Income Growth Conference is scheduled Feb. 3-4 at the Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd., in Waco. A number of commodity sessions will be featured throughout the two-day event, which will be attended by farmers and ranchers throughout the region. The conference kicks off with registration […]

Livestock show animal health focus of recent Texas A&M AgriLife workshop

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, COLLEGE STATION – A recent workshop held at Texas A&M University and also made available to online participants taught attendees preventive care and treatment tips with livestock show projects. Workshop organizers were Dr. Tom Hairgrove, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service livestock and food systems coordinator, Dr. Jason Cleere, AgriLife Extension […]

AgriLife Extension in Travis County to present landscape series on dealing with drought

AUSTIN — Now is the time to learn about ways to help landscapes and gardens perform in the hot, dry summer months that lie ahead while conserving, preserving and protecting water resources, said Daphne Richards, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist for Travis County. “Even though it’s still winter, the well-prepared gardener should be thinking […]

Texas well-owner training set for Feb. 19 in Round Rock

ROUND ROCK — Anyone interested in private water well management in the San Gabriel River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Feb.19 in Round Rock. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Community Room at the Jester Annex, 1801 East […]

Speller new director for AgriLife Extension in Bexar County

SAN ANTONIO — Nelda Lebya Speller has been selected as the new county director for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County. “We are very excited to have Nelda as the AgriLife Extension county director in Bexar County,” said Kathleen Greer, the agency’s District 10 administrator based in Uvalde. “Her supervisory experience, leadership […]

Media Contact Advisory: AgriLife Extension expert for U.S.-Cuba agricultural trade

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, WHAT: President Obama is set to discuss efforts to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba as part of Tuesday’s State of the Union Address. WHO: Dr. Parr Rosson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist and head of the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University […]

Camp Brisket draws all walks of life to learn finer points of Texas’ most popular cut for barbecue

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, COLLEGE STATION – From doctors and computer information technologists to restaurant owners, 2015 Camp Brisket participants learned the finer points of cooking one of the most popular barbecue cuts found throughout Texas. Dr. Jeff Savell, distinguished professor in the department of animal science  at Texas A&M University, led the camp […]

Smith named Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Stephen Smith, Regents professor and research scientist in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, has been named a 2014 Faculty Fellow by Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The Faculty Fellows Program was established in 1998 to acknowledge and reward exceptional research faculty within the […]

Organic farmer, gardener association conference to be held Jan. 29-31 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will hold its 2015 conference from Jan. 29-31 at the Hilton San Antonio Airport, with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service a prominent participant, said David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for Bexar County. The hotel is located at 611 N.W. Loop 410 in San Antonio. […]