Texas Master Naturalist program seeks applicants

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Mary Pearl Meuth, 979-845-7294, mpmeuth@tamu.edu   AUSTIN — An official with the Texas Master Naturalist Program urged those interested in learning about natural resources and conservation management to mark their calendars now for upcoming training opportunities around the state.   Mary Pearl Meuth, the Master Naturalist Program’s […]

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 […]

Texas crop, weather for Dec. 10, 2014

2015 could be a ‘make-it or break-it’ year for beef producers Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Depending upon the weather and consumer tolerance for high prices, 2015 could be a make-it or break-it year for beef producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Of course, it’s all about supply […]

Texas crop, weather for Dec. 3, 2014

Cotton harvesting still running late in Texas High Plains, West Central Rolling Plains Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Cotton was late to mature throughout the state this year, but timely rains and favorable conditions during the fall resulted in a good year for many growers, according to Dr. Gaylon Morgan, Texas A&M […]

AgriLife Extension’s Coleman County Prescribed Burn Workshop slated for Dec. 18

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Michael Palmer, 325-625-4519, m-palmer@tamu.edu   COLEMAN – Anticipating an active prescribed fire season, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Coleman County will conduct the Coleman County Prescribed Burn Workshop on Dec. 18 at the Bill Franklin Center/Goree Expo Center in Coleman. Michael Palmer, AgriLife Extension agent […]

AgriLife Extension law blogger ranks in national ‘top 100’ list

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, 806-677-5600, tdowell@tamu.edu AMARILLO – “Texas Agriculture Law Blog” by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist in Amarillo, is among the top 100 legal blogs in the nation, according to an announcement by the editors at the ABA Journal. Dowell Lashmet created her […]

Texas crop, weather for Nov. 25, 2014

Much to be thankful for, but price/drought challenges remain Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas farmers, ranchers and growers have a lot to be thankful for this November, but they still face many challenges, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “Much of the state got excellent rains over the weekend, […]

AgriLife Research sets rangeland prescribed burn training for February and March

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Ray Hinnant, 979-820-1778, ray.hinnant@gmail.com SONORA – The Academy for Ranch Management will host two rangeland burning schools in February and March at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research station located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings. A Prescribed Rangeland Burning School will be held Feb. 19-21, according to […]

Texas crop, weather for Nov. 18, 2014

Freeze came at just about the right time for South Plains cotton Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The first hard freeze for the South Plains and Lubbock area came on Nov. 13 -14, about 10 days later than average, which was timely for finishing up the area’s cotton, according to a Texas […]

Rector receives Texas Master Naturalist Program award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Barron Rector, 979-845-2755, b-rector@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Barron Rector, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist in College Station, received the seventh annual Advisors Award from the Texas Master Naturalist statewide program. Rector, also an associate professor in the Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management department, […]