Trash talk challenges Texas A&M agriculture faculty to find ways to stop global food waste

COLLEGE STATION — Agriculture faculty at Texas A&M University are talking trash — as in too much food ends up there. Now they are vowing to team up and figure out how to reduce global food waste by 5 percent over the next decade, according to Dr. Steve Searcy, the group’s facilitator and head of […]

‘Basics of Homemade Wine’ program on tap for May 29

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: David Rodriguez, 210-467-6575, dhrodriguez@ag.tamu.edu HELOTES – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Backyard Basics series program will present “The Basics of Homemade Wine” from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 29 at the Gardens at Old Town Helotes, 15060 Antonio Drive in Helotes. “For years, AgriLife Extension horticulturists have taught home […]

HEB establishes endowment for Texas A&M department of agricultural economics

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – An endowment has been established by HEB in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University to provide fellowships for students pursuing graduate degrees and research in the economics of food supply chain management. A reception was held recently on […]

Military caregiving education will be focus of May 12 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andy Crocker, 806-677-5600, abcrocker@ag.tamu.edu Rachel Brauner, 979-845-1553, rbrauner@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – “Promoting Knowledge Gain and Behavior Change Through Effective Education” will be the focus of the next military caregiving professional development webinar at 10 a.m. May 12. This is one of the monthly webinars offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Aggie Processed Meat School teaches art and science of making popular retail products

Writer:  Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dan Hale, 979-845-3935, dhale@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – More than 25 meat processors and hobby sausage-makers recently attended the Aggie Processed Meat School held at Texas A&M University in College Station. “The goal of this is to help meat processors and people involved in food service understand the science […]

Time to bust the myths about seat belts

Click It or Ticket campaign set for May 18-31 Contact: Bev Kellner, 979-862-1782, bkellner@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – When it comes to wearing seat belts, some motorists incorrectly think they are protected by the size of their vehicle, their seating position or where they are driving, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. The truth […]

New AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agent hired in Hutchinson County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Alesha Ward, 806-878-4026, Alesha.ward@ag.tamu.edu BORGER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Alesha Ward to fill the position of family and consumer sciences agent in Hutchinson County. “Alesha has a heart for helping people, and we are excited to have her and her unique abilities to communicate, […]

Texas Ag Commissioner to speak at agricultural conference in Austin

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller will be one of several speakers at the 17th National Value-Added Agricultural Conference May 18-20 at the Austin Marriott South, 4415 South Interstate 35 in Austin. The conference is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the agricultural economics department at […]

Local food production, cottage food laws highlighted April 16

Free training at College Station offered by AgriLife Extension Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: John W. Smith, 979-845-2761, jwsmith@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A “Production, Marketing and Sales of Local Food” training will be held April 16 in the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM `56 Equine Complex at Texas A&M University in College Station. The event […]

Military caregiving webinar to focus on narcotic medicines given to service members

Event April 9 is open to all Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andy Crocker, 806-677-5600, abcrocker@ag.tamu.edu Rachel Brauner, 979-845-1553, rbrauner@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – “Understanding Narcotic Medications for Service Members” will be the focus of the next military caregiving professional development webinar at 10 a.m. April 9. This is one of the monthly webinars offered through […]