Turning a profit with sheep is focus of two upcoming programs

  AgriLife Extension workshops set in San Angelo Sept. 21,Granbury Sept. 27 SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct their final two free Production and Financial Benchmarking Workshops in San Angelo on Sept. 21 and Granbury on Sept. 27, organizers said. Both workshops will have similar curriculums, running from 9 a.m. […]

Property finances, wildlife components to be addressed at October women’s conference

FREDERICKSBURG – Women landowners, whether young and inheriting property or older and working on the family business, need to be empowered to make their own financial and stewardship decisions, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service leader said. “Women in Wildlife Conservation – Resources to Set a Stewardship Path,” hosted by AgriLife Extension Oct. 3-4 at […]

Texas A&M awards endowed professorship to Briske

COLLEGE STATION – The Thomas M. O’Connor Endowed Professorship has been awarded to Dr. David D. Briske in the Texas A&M University department of ecosystem science and management in College Station, effective Sept. 1. Briske has demonstrated a level of competence and leadership in rangeland science through scholarly and professional activities that is above and […]

Texas A&M awards endowed professorship to Kreuter

COLLEGE STATION – The Joan Negley Kelleher Endowed Professorship has been awarded to Dr. Urs Kreuter in the Texas A&M University department of ecosystem science and management, effective Sept. 1. Kreuter has demonstrated a high level of competence and leadership in range science through scholarly and professional activities above and beyond that normally expected of […]

AgriLife Research looks at practicality of drone use in ranching

SAN ANGELO – They may not replace the pickup, horse or 4-wheeler, much less a good sheep dog, anytime soon, but a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist thinks drones have practical ranching applications that will expand in the near future. Dr. John Walker, resident director of research at San Angelo, said the small unmanned aircraft […]

CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium set for Sept. 30 in Groesbeck

GROESBECK – The 9th Annual CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium will be held Sept. 30 at the Groesbeck Convention Center, 106 E. Navasota St. in Groesbeck. The event is hosted by beef and forage committees from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hamilton, Hill, Johnson, Limestone and McLennan counties. Registration is […]

Beef Cattle Conference set for Sept. 20 in Haskell

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Jason Westbrook, 940-864-2658, Jason.Westbrook@ag.tamu.edu HASKELL – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Haskell Ag Committee will host a Beef Cattle Conference from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Haskell American Legion Hall located at 507 Avenue E in Haskell. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the program […]

National Sheep Improvement Program to be discussed Sept. 12 in San Angelo

  Meeting to be held in conjunction with start of annual ram test Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Dan Waldron, 325-653-4576, d-waldron@tamu.edu Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu  SAN ANGELO – A meeting to discuss the National Sheep Improvement Program has been set for 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research […]

Managing the Beef Herd program set for Sept. 23 at Camp Cooley Ranch

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Edward Schneider, 979-828-1112, robertson-tx@tamu.edu FRANKLIN – Managing the Beef Herd, a comprehensive program to assist cattle producers with making sound management decisions, is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at Camp Cooley Ranch, 4297 Camp Cooley Ranch Road in Franklin. “We have assembled an elite group […]