Texas State Chemist headquarters set to expand in College Station

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Office of the Texas State Chemist, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, is expanding its headquarters at Texas A&M University in College Station, adding more than 10,000 square-feet of laboratory testing facilities and an underground containment system, agency officials said. A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently […]

Texas crop, weather for May 19, 2015

Wet conditions continued to delay hay harvesting throughout much of the state Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Continued heavy rains through the South, Central, Southeast, East and North regions of the state delayed hay harvesting, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. The current cool, extremely wet conditions in many areas […]

Cattle Trails Wheat and Stocker Cattle Conference set for July 28 in Lawton

Texas and Oklahoma Extension to jointly host event Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, sbevers@ag.tamu.edu Marty New, 580-255-0546, marty.new@okstate.edu LAWTON, Okla. – While it appears parts of Texas and Oklahoma have started to move out of the four-year drought, no one knows what future environmental conditions hold, said a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Texas grain industry reduces aflatoxin risk

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Grain industry representatives are touting the effectiveness of the One Sample Strategy, a standardized testing method for aflatoxin. The program is administered by the Office of the Texas State Chemist, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The program has received support from a number of grain groups […]

Texas crop, weather for May 12, 2015

Rains continued to delay fieldwork, hay harvesting Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Rain continued to push back the drought, but producers in much of the eastern part of the state felt like they were being washed away, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reports. In the last seven days, all of […]

Future of the cattle market, trends to be featured at 2015 Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 3-5

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Historic high prices in the cattle market and future trends will be one of many important topics discussed in-depth at the 2015 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 3-5 at Texas A&M University in College Station. Dr. Darrell Peel, […]

Redmon recognized by alma mater with Outstanding Alumni Award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state forage specialist at College Station, was recently recognized with the Stephen F. Austin State University Department of Agriculture Outstanding Alumni Award. “Larry is in my all-time top 10 out of about 3,000 […]

Concho Livestock Production Workshop set in Eden

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Brady Rose Evans, 325-732-4304, brady.evans@ag.tamu.edu EDEN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Concho Livestock Production Workshop beginning with registration and lunch at noon May 20 at the Roy Burnes Civic Center in Eden. “We’ll be talking about everything from laws and rules of the road […]

AgriLife Extension’s Ranchers Roundup set for May 20 in Sonora

Event to focus on enhancing range and livestock production Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Pascual Hernandez, 325-387-3101, p-hernandez@tamu.edu SONORA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the multi-county event, “Ranchers Roundup – Enhancing Range and Livestock Production,” beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Sutton County Civic Center in Sonora. Participating counties include […]

Quail Appreciation Day set May 21 at Mesa Vista Ranch

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Michael Wilkes, 806-868-3191, mcwilkes@ag.tamu.edu MIAMI – A Quail Appreciation Day will be offered May 21 at the Mesa Vista Ranch by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Roberts County. Individual registration is $10, payable on site, and it includes lunch, said Michael Wilkes, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources […]