March 2 workshop to teach landowners, livestock producers online drought decision aid

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Brad Roeder, 830-997-3452, bwroeder@ag.tamu.edu   FREDERICKSBURG – A workshop about how to use an online decision aid to assist in mitigating drought losses is scheduled March 2 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Gillespie County, 95 Frederick Road in Fredericksburg. Attendees will receive an online demonstration […]

Daigle joins Texas A&M animal science as its new animal welfare expert

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Courtney Daigle, 979-862-9171, cdaigle@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Courtney Daigle, who specializes in animal welfare, has joined Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the department of animal science at Texas A&M University in both research and teaching roles. Daigle has an extensive background in both animal care and handling […]

Oil and gas leasing workshop scheduled Feb. 22 in College Station

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, 806-677-5668, tiffany.dowelllashmet@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A free half-day oil and gas workshop will assist landowners in negotiating leases as well as learning more about surface agreements and other important topics, according to organizers. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 22 at the Thomas G. […]

Texas crop, weather for Feb. 2, 2016

Groundhog shadow or not, conditions look favorable for corn planting Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – According to various news agency reports, groundhogs across the nation, including Punxsutawney Phil, did not see their shadows today, which, by tradition, means spring will come early this year. “Regardless of what the groundhogs indicate, we are […]

Four States Agricultural Exposition set Feb. 11 in Texarkana

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TEXARKANA – The Four States Agricultural Exposition will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana, Arkansas, said Dr. Brian Triplett, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Red River County. The exposition is a joint effort between AgriLife Extension and the […]

Transitioning cropland to pastureland in Rolling Plains requires multi-year planning

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, sbevers@ag.tamu.edu VERNON – A growing interest in shifting out of crop production and into a forage-based system in the Rolling Plains has Stan Bevers, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in Vernon, consulting his crystal ball. And he has some advice for those who are contemplating […]

Managing prickly pear to be topic of Feb. 4 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu James Jackson, 254-968-4144, JamesR.Jackson@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Prickly pear management will be the topic of a Feb. 4 natural resources webinar conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. The webinar is a part of the Texas Range Webinar Series […]

High Plains Dairy Conference set for March 1-2 in Lubbock

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu    Contact: Dr. Ellen Jordan, 972-952-9212, e-jordan2@tamu.edu              LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, along with its counterparts in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas, will host the High Plains Dairy Conference set for March 1-2 at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center in Lubbock.            The conference […]

Cattle market pressured by heavier weights, fewer heifer placements

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Anderson, 979-845-4351, danderson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – More feedlot placements than expected, coupled with large supplies of cold storage beef, will pressure cattle prices in the near term, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service livestock economist. Dr. David Anderson, livestock economist in College Station, said the […]

Texas crop, weather for Jan. 26, 2016

Only about 20 percent of Blacklands wheat planted Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Central Texas wheat growers continue to have a challenging year, said Dr. Clark Neely, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small grains specialist, College Station. “There’s a couple of different stories going on now with wheat, the first being prevented […]