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 […]

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences observes World Food Day

COLLEGE STATION – World Food Day, marked each year on Oct. 16, can look to universities and scientists to discover new and sustainable ways to feed the ever-growing global population, Texas A&M University officials said. The United Nations estimates the global population, currently more than 7.3 billion people, is growing steadily and is expected to […]

Texas A&M AgriLife scientist: ‘We are one step closer to finding a cure for Zika virus’

COLLEGE STATION – After millions of sequence scans, a group of scientists led by a Texas A&M AgriLife researcher say they are “one step closer” to finding a cure for the Zika virus. Dr. Sandun Fernando and three other scientists,have been modeling and testing a series of ligands, or molecules, that attach themselves to the […]

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 […]

Backyard Basics Expo helps people learn self-reliance, preserve the past

SAN ANTONIO — More than 100 people attended the Backyard Basics Expo held recently at the Oppenheimer Academic Center at San Antonio College. The expo, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, emphasizes self-reliance and the production, preparation and preservation of homemade and homegrown foods. “People are more interested in and concerned about where […]

Texas A&M working with industry to strengthen vegetable production program

AMARILLO – Texas retailers want locally grown produce, and Texas A&M AgriLife is working to make that happen. Dr. Bill McCutchen, Texas A&M AgriLife Research executive associate director in College Station, and Joseph Bunting, United Supermarkets produce director from Lubbock, talked about the need for Texas-grown produce at a recent Summer Crops Field Day near […]

Educating the public about Zika is now AgriLife Extension’s ‘priority-one’

COLLEGE STATION – Educating the public to protect themselves from Zika has become “priority one” for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, a state leader said.  AgriLife Extension is tasked with educating the public on a great number of topics for all ages, but in a bold unprecedented move, the agency has harnessed its statewide presence to […]

Harness named to Investment News Top 40

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Nathan Harness, director of the TD Ameritrade Financial Planning program at Texas A&M University, has been named to Investment News 40 Under 40, which recognizes the top 40 leading individuals in the financial advice industry. The selection criteria, according to the publication, was based on individual accomplishments to date, contributions to […]