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 […]

Texas Master Naturalist program seeks South Texas applicants

MISSION – The Rio Grande Valley’s chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists is now taking applications for those wanting to learn more about the unique ecosystems found in the natural areas of South Texas, according to organizers. Tony Reisinger, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for coastal and marine resources in Cameron County and […]

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 […]

Feds may revise new food safety rules for irrigation water

WESLACO — Complaints from farmers nationwide have encouraged the Food and Drug Administration to take the almost unheard of act of revising landmark food safety laws that were scheduled to take effect soon, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service food safety expert. Dr. Juan Anciso, a horticulture specialist at the Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Creative Sausage Making workshop scheduled Jan. 16-17 in College Station

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Davey Griffin, 979-845-3935, dgriff@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A Creative Sausage Making Workshop is scheduled Jan. 16-17 at the Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center at Texas A&M University in College Station. The workshop will teach the basics of making sausage and is open to both beginning and novice […]

‘Kika’ de la Garza, John Fucik honored at Thanksgiving bash

HARGILL – His pace may have slowed, but the wit that enthralled generations of South Texans for decades was clearly evident when retired U.S. Congressman E. “Kika” de la Garza was asked how old he was. “Eighty-too-many,” he quipped with a smile, drawing laughter from the small group of admirers surrounding him. The event was a […]

Experts: Think outside the box when selecting replacement cattle

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRENHAM – With cattle prices at record highs, ranchers looking to build back beef cattle herds need to take careful consideration of the composition of replacement heifers to yield top-quality calves, according to experts. About 200 cattle producers attended the recent 43rd South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Brenham, hearing […]

Expert: Amid historic-high cattle prices, producers can capture extra dollars

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Levi Russell, 361-265-9203, lrussell@tamu.edu BRENHAM – Though cattle prices have reached historic highs, there could be potential to make extra dollars and possibly add more young cows to a herd at current prices, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Levi Russell, AgriLife Extension economist […]