AgriLife Extension classes tackle how to profitably get involved in the family ranch

CORPUS CHRISTI  —  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has arranged two-day schools this spring for adult children and grandchildren of landowners who want to get involved in the family ranch. Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch School will be held at three locations in the state beginning in early March, according to Dr. Megan […]

Farm bill training set Jan. 26 in Coastal Bend’s Jackson County

EDNA  —  Farmers have several important decisions to make under the 2014 farm bill, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. To help growers navigate the process, a farm bill decision program meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Jackson County Services Building auditorium, 411 N. Wells […]

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

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu 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 […]

Gulf Coast grape grower field day set for Feb. 6

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Justin Scheiner, 979-845-1870, jscheiner@tamu.edu CAT SPRING — The 23rd annual Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day will be Feb. 6 at the Agricultural Society Hall, 13035 Hall Road, Cat Spring. Registration is $35 per person and includes lunch and a wine social, according to Dr. Justin Scheiner, Texas […]

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

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu 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 […]

Field Crop Symposium set Jan. 30 for Coastal Bend cotton and grain producers

CORPUS CHRISTI — While Texas Coastal Bend cotton and grain sorghum producers will have the advantage of improved soil moisture to help them this year, they need to get up to speed on other issues that could be problematic, said Texas A&M AgriLife experts. To help address those issues, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Smith named Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu 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 […]

Important farm bill deadlines approaching

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Farmers have several important decisions to make under the 2014 farm bill, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Producers have the the option to chose between two safety net programs: Price Loss Coverage, also known as PLC,and Agricultural Risk Coverage, and the opportunity to […]

Blackland Income Growth beef session set for Feb. 3

Meeting highlights: marketing, replacement and sire selection strategies Contact: Mark Arnold, 972-825-5175, wm-arnold@tamu.edu WACO – The beef session of the 2015 Blackland Income Growth Conference Feb. 3 will feature industry experts discussing strategies to assist beef producers on how to capitalize on today’s strong beef market. The annual conference, to be held at the Extraco Events […]

Keeping a Healthy Happy Horse program set for Jan. 27 at Texas A&M Equine Complex

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dusty Tittle, 979-823-0129, c-tittle@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Brazos Valley horse owners can take part in a Jan. 27 program at the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex at Texas A&M University in College Station that will focus on horse health. The event will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. […]