Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society to meet Feb. 6 in Weslaco

WESLACO  –  Sporting a new name to reflect wider horizons, the Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society will hold its 69th annual meeting Feb. 6 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Weslaco, according to organizers. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and talks begin at 8:20 a.m. at the center’s Hoblitzelle Auditorium. The […]

Farm bill workshop set Jan. 28 for rural Hidalgo, Starr county growers

McCOOK —  With the clock ticking down, crop policy experts are reaching out to rural farmers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley to inform them about long-term decisions they’ll have to make soon under the 2014 farm bill. The Hidalgo/Starr County 2014 Farm Bill Workshop Training will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

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 […]

Institute-led initiative receives $2.3 million grant to address water quantity, quality in  Lower Rio Grande Valley

Contacts: Kevin Wagner, 979-845-2649, Jaime Flores, 956-969-5607, COLLEGE STATION—A Texas Water Resources Institute-led initiative has received a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to address water quantity and water quality concerns in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Improvement Initiative is […]

Gardening in South Texas class seeks new ‘crusaders’ for 2015

EDINBURG  –  The popular class series, “Gardening in South Texas,” is accepting applications from locals and Winter Texans alike who need help navigating through the fog of gardening in the challenging sub-tropical conditions of the area, according to organizers. Sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Deep South Texas Master Gardeners, the […]

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 […]

Important farm bill deadlines approaching

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, 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, 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, Contact: Dusty Tittle, 979-823-0129, 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. […]