Brown bag lunch Sept. 15 in Schertz to tout tulips, other bulb plants

SCHERTZ — The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners will present their brown bag learning lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Schertz Public Library, 798 Schertz Parkway in Schertz. The program will feature Deedy Wright, a propagation specialist and Texas Master Gardener, whose topic will be “Planting with Bulbs.” Admission is free and attendees […]

Texas cotton industry mourns the loss of Dr. Carl Anderson

Longtime Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist pioneered marketing clubs Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-862-1563, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Carl Anderson, considered by his peers as Texas’ leading cotton marketing authority and one of the nation’s leading cotton analysts, passed away Aug. 30 at the age of 82. Anderson, […]

Private pesticide applicator training set for Sept. 5 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County and Texas Department of Agriculture are offering certification and recertification training for private pesticide applicator license holders. The training will be Sept. 5 at the AgriLife Extension office, located in Suite 208 of the Conroy Square business complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive in […]

Watershed partnership meeting Sept. 9 in Seguin to feature rainwater harvesting class

SEGUIN — The Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership meeting on Sept. 9 will feature a class on rainwater harvesting, according to organizers. The program will start at 6 p.m. at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority’s River Annex, 905 Nolan St. in Seguin. The meeting is free and open to the public. It begins with an introduction […]

Cattle producers can add revenue through cost-effective calf management

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Mac Young, 361-265-9203, amyoung@ag.tamu.edu CORPUS CHRISTI – A new Farm Assistance study conducted by specialists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reveals cattle producers can add significant net cash farm income to their operations on top of already high cattle prices by implementing cost-effective calf management practices. As […]

Ranchers weigh options on replacement heifers amid historic high prices

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, sbevers@ag.tamu.edu Editor’s note: This report has a video available at http://youtu.be/YBmgINs4Ayc  COLLEGE STATION – When it comes to replacement heifers in beef cattle operations, producers are faced with a dilemma: Raise them, buy them or sell them and “take the money and run,” said a Texas A&M […]

Wilson County beef cattle program slated for Sept. 17 in Floresville

FLORESVILLE – The Wilson County Fall Beef Cattle Educational Program has been set for the evening of Sept. 17 at the Wilson County Show Barn, 435 U.S. Highway 97 East in Floresville. The program is free, and presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Wilson County Farm Bureau. “This educational program will address […]

TV Asahi America crew visits South Central Texas

News team visits agricultural producers to show drought, explain rising beef prices to Japanese consumers SAN ANTONIO – “How do you say ‘howdy’ in Japanese?” Roy Flora, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources for Bexar County, jokingly asked a Japanese television crew during their recent visit to South Central Texas. […]

Plant propagation topic of Sept. 13 program in Schertz

SCHERTZ — The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners will present the program “Propagation of Plants” from 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 13 at the Guadalupe County Community Garden. The garden is located behind the Guadalupe County Tax Office Building, 1101 Elbel St.in Schertz. The presenter will be Kathy Carroll, a Guadalupe County Master Gardener for six years and […]

Eng symposium to explore innovative practices in cow-calf systems

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Exploring expansion of cattle herds will be discussed at the 2014 Kenneth and Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation Symposium, scheduled Sept. 18-19 at the Embassy Suites Riverwalk, 125 E. Houston St. in San Antonio. “Innovative Intensification in Cow-Calf Systems” is the second […]