Edible landscape is topic of AgriLife Extension program June 23 in Sterling City

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Chad Coburn, 325-378-3181, c-coburn@tamu.edu STERLING CITY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct an edible landscape program at 6 p.m. June 23 at the Sterling County Community Center in Sterling City. “Allison Watkins, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent in Tom Green County, will be our keynote speaker,” said […]

Rainwater harvesting getting new flood of interest after recent rains

DALLAS – With the recent abundance of rain, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist who presents rainwater harvesting programs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and elsewhere in the state, has been “flooded” with calls from people interested in water collection and conservation. “Many people I’ve spoken to feel they have missed a golden […]

Arctic Frost satsuma mandarin hybrid named new Texas Superstar

The most cold-hardy selection tested to date, experts say Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Satsuma Arctic Frost has been named a Texas Superstar plant by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturists. Arctic Frost is the most cold-hardy satsuma hybrid tested so far, having survived temperatures as low […]

AgriLife Extension horticulture agent headed overseas

Allison Watkins to participate in World Rose Convention in Lyon, France Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Allison Watkins, 325-659-6528, aewatkins@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture agent for Tom Green County is heading to France. Allison Watkins, has been invited to speak at the 17th World Rose Convention conducted by […]

Smith County Master Gardeners to host statue dedication ceremony

Bronze sculpture is dedicated to the memory of Sue Adee Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TYLER — The Smith County Master Gardener Association will hold a dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. June 4 to unveil a bronze sculpture named “A Woman’s Touch,” dedicated to the memory of Master Gardener Sue Adee. The ceremony will be […]

‘Jewels in the Garden’ conference set June 6 in Tyler

Conference to honor longtime Smith County Gardener posthumously Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu> TYLER – “Jewels in the Garden,” a conference planned for more than a year by Smith County Master Gardeners, will be held June 6 at the Tyler Rose Garden Center, 420 Rose Park Drive, Tyler. The conference has taken on special meaning […]

Horticulture education program set April 29 in Vega

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Austin Voyles, 806-267-2692, austin.voyles@ag.tamu.edu VEGA – A horticulture education program will be hosted April 29 in Vega by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Oldham County. The program will discuss low-water gardening and horticultural practices in the Panhandle, according to Austin Voyles, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural […]

Annual AgriLife Extension Lunch-N-Learn series planned in Brown County

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, sa-anderson@tamu.edu BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Brown County is conducting a Lunch-N-Learn Horticulture Series at the AgriLife Extension office in Brown County, 605 Fisk Ave. in Brownwood. Each program in the series will be held from noon to 1 p.m. The […]

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 […]