AgriLife Extension educational meetings set during Wichita Falls Ranch and Farm Expo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: David Graf, 940-716-8610, cdgraf@ag.tamu.edu WICHITA FALLS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will provide two days of educational meetings during the Wichita Falls Ranch and Farm Expo March 4-5 in the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center, 111 N. Burnett St. in Wichita Falls. Educational activities each day will provide […]

Texas crop, weather for Jan. 27, 2015

Rains improve pasture, wheat outlook, but bring soggy fields Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – All of the state received moisture in one form or another during the last week, which generally benefited forages and crops, but slowed fieldwork, according to reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. Parts of the Central, […]

Weed control topic of Feb. 5 range webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, 903-834-6191, vacorriher@ag.tamu.edu Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Best management practices for weed control will be the topic of a Feb. 5 webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. “To Spray or Not to Spray” is next in the […]

AgriLife Extension expert: Soundness exams, genetic testing improve herd performance

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Bruce Carpenter, 432-336-8585, bb-carpenter@tamu.edu AMARILLO – The value of a herd bull is determined not just by his genetic merit, but also by the number of calves he may or may not sire, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Emerging DNA technology offers the opportunity to […]

Academy for Ranch Management burn schools set for February, March

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Ray Hinnant, 979-820-1778, ray.hinnant@gmail.com SONORA – The Academy for Ranch Management will host two rangeland burning schools in February and March at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings. A Prescribed Rangeland Burning School will be Feb. 19-21 and the Advanced […]

Texas crop, weather for Jan. 21, 2015

Finishing of Panhandle cotton harvest delayed by wet, damp weather Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A variety of factors – mostly weather — have delayed the finishing of the cotton harvest in the Panhandle, Rolling Plains and, to a lesser degree, the South Plains, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomists. […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams program set Jan. 27 in Robstown

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu ROBSTOWN – A half-day program to help livestock owners, land managers and others understand the best management practices designed to help reduce bacterial contamination of water bodies will be offered Jan. 27 in Robstown. In response to the educational need, this event is being […]

Camp Brisket draws all walks of life to learn finer points of Texas’ most popular cut for barbecue

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – From doctors and computer information technologists to restaurant owners, 2015 Camp Brisket participants learned the finer points of cooking one of the most popular barbecue cuts found throughout Texas. Dr. Jeff Savell, distinguished professor in the department of animal science  at Texas A&M University, led the camp […]

Blackland Income Growth beef session set for Feb. 3

Meeting highlights: marketing, replacement and sire selection strategies Contact: Mark Arnold, 972-825-5175, wm-arnold@tamu.edu WACO – The beef session of the 2015 Blackland Income Growth Conference Feb. 3 will feature industry experts discussing strategies to assist beef producers on how to capitalize on today’s strong beef market. The annual conference, to be held at the Extraco Events […]

Keeping a Healthy Happy Horse program set for Jan. 27 at Texas A&M Equine Complex

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dusty Tittle, 979-823-0129, c-tittle@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Brazos Valley horse owners can take part in a Jan. 27 program at the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex at Texas A&M University in College Station that will focus on horse health. The event will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. […]