Organic production, aquaponics workshops slated in Weslaco

WESLACO  —  The second and third workshop in a series designed to help new, small acreage South Texas agricultural producers will be held Oct. 26 and Oct. 27, according to organizers. Both free workshops will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, 2401 E. U.S. Highway 83, near the […]

Pecan clinic set Nov. 7 in Wichita Falls

WICHITA FALLS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the Rolling Plains Pecan Clinic Nov. 7 at the Riverbend Nature Center, 2200 3rd St. in Wichita Falls. “Pecan trees are one of the primary trees in this region, and we receive a lot of questions about them,” said David Graf, AgriLife Extension agriculture […]

Ag technology focus of 28th Texas Plant Protection Conference Dec. 6-7

BRYAN – Agricultural technology will be the focus of the 28th annual Texas Plant Protection Association Conference Dec. 6-7 at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. “We have an outstanding program that will give attendees the latest information on technology and agriculture,” said Dr. Betsy Pierson, association president and associate professor of horticultural […]

Southwest Dairy Day to highlight animal care, environmental protection

DALHART – Southwest Dairy Day on Oct. 20 will feature technology and herd management practices used by the Sherman and Avila families at Avi-Lanche Jerseys dairy, 13390 U.S. Highway 385, north of Dalhart. Southwest Dairy Day is hosted annually by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, rotating between the dairy areas around Stephenville and the […]

South Texas Farm and Ranch Show set for Oct. 19-20 in Victoria

VICTORIA —  The 32nd annual South Texas Farm and Ranch Show will be held Oct. 19-20 in Victoria, providing quality and relevant education for farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and the general public, organizers said. “This is the longest running non-profit regional farm and ranch show in South Texas,” said Matt Bochat, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Texas Barbecue Town Hall Meeting scheduled Dec. 12 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – A Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting organized to brief those involved in the commercial barbecue business is scheduled for Dec. 12 at Texas A&M University in College Station. “This is the third year for the Town Hall meeting,” said Dr. Jeff Savell, one of the leaders of the Texas barbecue program, as […]

Tree care courses set for October in Robstown

ROBSTOWN — To help homeowners and professionals properly care for trees, especially those in distress from the recent drought years, two state agencies will hold several classes in October in Robstown. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M Forest Service will host certified arborist preparation courses from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. every Friday […]

Bull Selection Seminar set for Nov. 3 at Santa Rosa Ranch in Crockett

CROCKETT – A Bull Selection Seminar is scheduled from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Santa Rosa Ranch headquarters in Crockett. The ranch is located at 19300 Highway 21. The no-cost seminar will cover cattle breeds, breeding programs, visual selection, individual performance data, expected progeny differences, genetic markers, bull fertility and bull-to-cow ratios. Dr. Jason […]