Long-term ranching outlook to highlight Jan. 14-15 Southwest Beef Symposium in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ted McCollum, 806-677-5600, ft-mccollum@tamu.edu AMARILLO – Big-picture emerging issues in the beef and ranching industries will be addressed at the Southwest Beef Symposium, jointly hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service. This year’s conference, themed “Looking to the Future,” […]

Expert: Consequences of Texas drought continue to linger

Texas Plant Protection Association attendees hear about future of water Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRYAN – Texas agriculture industry experts discussed the future of water and its impact on crop production before 287 attendees at the 26th Texas Plant Protection Association Conference held recently at the Brazos Center in Bryan Dr. Bill Dugas, acting vice […]

Texas crop, weather for Dec. 10, 2014

2015 could be a ‘make-it or break-it’ year for beef producers Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Depending upon the weather and consumer tolerance for high prices, 2015 could be a make-it or break-it year for beef producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Of course, it’s all about supply […]

AgriLife Extension Brazos County office showcases programs to elected officials

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRYAN – Highlights in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H and youth development, and community economic development were showcased at the recent 2014 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Brazos County Interpretation Luncheon for Elected Officials. The event, attended by Brazos County officials as well as representatives from […]

Texas A&M introduces master’s of agriculture degree with emphasis on meat industry

Contact: Dr. Gary Smith, 979-845-1541, gary.smith@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Students seeking a master’s degree of agriculture in animal science at Texas A&M University now have the ability to choose to follow a curriculum specifically designed to emphasize the meat industry, according to officials. The new emphasis for the degree plan provides students who have a […]

Texas crop, weather for Dec. 3, 2014

Cotton harvesting still running late in Texas High Plains, West Central Rolling Plains Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Cotton was late to mature throughout the state this year, but timely rains and favorable conditions during the fall resulted in a good year for many growers, according to Dr. Gaylon Morgan, Texas A&M […]

AgriLife Extension hires Youngblood to fill agent position

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Kyle Youngblood, 940-849-3321, kyle.youngblood@ag.tamu.edu THROCKMORTON – Kyle Youngblood has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Throckmorton County, according to Miles Dabovich, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon. “We are pleased to bring Kyle to the District 3 team,” Dabovich […]

AgriLife Extension law blogger ranks in national ‘top 100’ list

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, 806-677-5600, tdowell@tamu.edu AMARILLO – “Texas Agriculture Law Blog” by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist in Amarillo, is among the top 100 legal blogs in the nation, according to an announcement by the editors at the ABA Journal. Dowell Lashmet created her […]

Texas crop, weather for Nov. 25, 2014

Much to be thankful for, but price/drought challenges remain Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas farmers, ranchers and growers have a lot to be thankful for this November, but they still face many challenges, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “Much of the state got excellent rains over the weekend, […]

Two Overton pesticide applicator trainings set Dec. 4 and 9

Adjusting stocking rates to control weeds only one of many presentations Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON – Private pesticide applicators can earn five to 10 continuing education units toward the renewal of their licenses at trainings held on Dec. 4 and Dec. 9 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton. […]