Southwest Dairy Days offers a look at new technology, management strategies

DALHART – The recent Southwest Dairy Day gave dairy producers a glimpse at new technology and latest best-practices designed to provide better care for their animals and better products for consumers, said Dr. Ellen Jordan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension dairy specialist from Dallas. Southwest Dairy Days gives the dairy industry a chance to come together […]

Texas A&M leading organic grain crop study

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Nithya Rajan and her colleagues believe organic grain and soybean crops have an enormous opportunity to satisfy demand for specialty feed for a growing niche livestock industry in Texas. Rajan, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop physiologist in the soil and crop sciences department at College Station, recently received a three-year, […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Nov. 9 in Centerville

CENTERVILLE — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m-4 p.m. Nov. 9 in Centerville for area residents interested in improving stream and riparian areas along the Navasota River. The morning session will be on the third floor of the County Annex II Building, […]

More women taking on agricultural land ownership

FREDERICKSBURG – “Learn, support, educate” may not have been the theme but was the outcome of the second annual conference for women interested in conservation and stewardship of land in the Edwards Plateau, according to participants and presenters alike. The Women in Wildlife Conservation conference recently held in Fredericksburg and attended by more than […]

Livestock, wildlife management workshop, tour slated for Oct. 27 in Schleicher County

ELDORADO – A multi-county Livestock and Wildlife Management Workshop and Ranch Tour is slated for Oct. 27 in Eldorado. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program will start with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by the program from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The morning session will be at the Schleicher County Civic Center, located on U.S. […]

Results show water well testing in Texas is important

ALICE  —  Results of recent private water well screenings in five South Texas counties underscored the importance of regular testing of private water wells, said a Texas Well Owner Network official. “Through these screenings, we identified several contaminants that could potentially cause illnesses or other problems for the private well owners,” said John Smith, Texas […]

Water quality training Oct. 4 will focus on Lake O’ the Pines, Big Cypress watersheds

JEFFERSON – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality and water management related to the Lake O’ the Pines and Big Cypress watersheds will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 4 at the Jefferson Tourism and Visitor Center, 305 E. Austin St. in Jefferson. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil […]