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 […]

Irrigation courses slated for April 21 and 22 in San Antonio

Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Charles Swanson, 979-845-5614, clswanson@ag.tamu.edu Mark Peterson, 210-852-9990, mark.peterson@saws.org SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M School of Irrigation, in collaboration with the San Antonio Water System, will hold two day-long irrigation courses – one April 21 and another April 22 — in San Antonio, said program coordinators. The Texas A&M School […]

Media Advisory: 2015 East Texas Horticultural Field Day at Overton

What: Outdoor tests of more than 400 ornamental plant varieties grown or tested under East Texas sun and heat. When: June 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053, Overton, Texas 75684. Who: Dr. Brent Pemberton, Texas A&M AgriLife Research […]

Xeriscaping program offered in Lubbock, Amarillo on April 18

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Liz Moore, 806-468-5543, Liz.Moore@ag.tamu.edu Vikram Baliga, 806-775-1740, Vikram.Baliga@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – A regional xeriscaping program on April 18 will offer those interested in conserving water and landscaping their homes in the High Plains and South Plains an opportunity to hear from the experts, program coordinators said. The Texas A&M AgriLife […]

AgriLife Extension ‘dealing with drought’ program April 9 in Austin will be rooted in trees

AUSTIN — Now is the time to learn ways to help landscapes and gardens perform in the hot, dry summer months to come while conserving and protecting water resources, said Daphne Richards, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist for Travis County. “Even though it’s just the beginning of spring, the well-prepared gardener should be thinking […]

2015 Backyard Basics Expo gives attendees a taste of self-reliance

SAN ANTONIO — More than 200 people participated in the 2015 Backyard Basics Expo held recently at the James Madison High School Agriscience Magnet Program facility in San Antonio, said event coordinators. The expo, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, featured educational opportunities, as well as products and services related to the production, […]

North Texas Municipal Water District wins ‘Blue Legacy’ award

Award based on adoption of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Water My Yard program Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu DALLAS – The North Texas Municipal Water District has won the Water Conservation Advisory Council’s “Blue Legacy” award for the Water My Yard program. According to the advisory council’s announcement of this year’s winners: “The Council celebrates […]

Rain Barrel Workshop slated for April 4 at Eco Centro in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold the “Rain Barrel Workshop” from 9 a.m.-noon April 4 at the William R. Sinkin Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave. near San Antonio College. The program will be presented by experts from AgriLife Extension and the Bexar County Master Gardener program. “A rain barrel […]