Brush management webinar Aug. 6 will address unintended consequences

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Dr. Wayne Hanselka, 361-960-9102, COLLEGE STATION – The “Unintended Consequences of Brush Management” will be the topic of the Aug. 6 webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. The webinar is a part of the Texas Range Webinar […]

East Texas forage conference set Aug. 28

Regional conference to be held at Yamboree Fairgrounds in Gilmer Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, GILMER – The East Texas regional forage conference will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Yamboree Fairgrounds in Gilmer. Programming will focus on helping producers increase yields and lower costs, with presentations to address the […]

Women landowners focus of Oct. 5-6 natural resource conference in Fredericksburg

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, Dr. Rick Machen, 830-278-9151, FREDERICKSBURG – “Women – Taking the Reins in Natural Resource Management,” a two-day conference aimed specifically at women in the Edwards Plateau, will take place in Fredericksburg Oct. 5-6 at the Inn on Barons Creek. The conference, funded by […]

Feral Hog Management Workshop set for Sept. 4 at Brazos County Expo complex

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dusty Tittle, 979-823-0129, BRYAN – A Feral Hog Management Workshop will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Brazos County Expo complex, 5827 Leonard Road in Bryan. The program is free, but $15 for a catered lunch. RSVP for the meal by Aug. […]

QuickBooks course set for Aug. 26-27 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: DeDe Jones, 806-677-5667, AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer the Panhandle District QuickBooks Pro Short Course on Aug. 26-27 in Amarillo. The training will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. […]

Texas crop, weather for July 28, 2015

New, stronger El Niño may bring another drenched winter Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION – A super-strong El Niño now brewing in the tropical Pacific will likely bring another rain-drenched winter to large parts of Texas, said Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, state climatologist, College Station. But the climate scientist said he doesn’t expect a […]

Media Advisory: 61st Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 3-5 in College Station

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, COLLEGE STATION – The 61st Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is scheduled Aug. 3-5 on the campus of Texas A&M University. Multiple sessions throughout the three-day event will focus on beef cattle production, management, market outlook and the future of the industry. During the general session scheduled for 1:30 […]

Texas crop, weather for July 21, 2015

Bermuda grass stem maggot advances across Texas Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION – After a year of low activity, the Bermuda grass stem maggot has returned with a vengeance and spread quickly across Texas. “Since 2013, this new pest has rapidly expanded its range in Texas and is now found throughout much of […]

New agriculture agent hired for AgriLife Extension in Hansford County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Andrew Sprague, 806-659-4130, SPEARMAN – Working for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has been something of a “family affair” for Andrew Sprague, who was hired as the new agriculture and natural resources agent for Hansford County. Sprague, a native of Darrouzett, began in the Spearman office on […]

Plans are being finalized for two major sheep, goat events in San Angelo, Aug. 28-29

Back-to-back educational programs will address the changing industry Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Marvin Ensor, 325-653-4576, SAN ANGELO – What organizers tout as the largest, most comprehensive sheep and goat production educational opportunity in recent times is coming to fruition.  A diverse and changing sheep and goat industry will highlight two back-to-back educational […]