Irrigation management program slated for July 16 in Monte Alto

MONTE ALTO – An educational program focused on improving efficiency within irrigation districts and farms in the Rio Grande Valley will be presented from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 16 in Monte Alto. The program is free, but attendees are required to preregister at by July 8. It is designed for irrigation district managers, board […]

New report shows changes in Texas borderlands over time

SAN ANTONIO – Changes in population density, rapid urbanization and rising land values have altered much of the historically rural landscape of the Texas borderlands, according to a recent Texas Land Trends report. The report, “Trends in Land Ownership Along Texas Borderlands,” was produced by the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, or NRI, in collaboration […]

Texas Watershed Planning Program reaches watershed coordinators statewide

COLLEGE STATION – Water quality in Texas begins in its watersheds, and the Texas Water Resource Institute, or TWRI, has benefited hundreds of communities around the state by training regional watershed coordinators and other professionals through its Texas Watershed Planning Program. The TWRI is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research […]

Animal emergency summit to be held July 30 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Animal Emergency Management Summit will be held  July 30 in Rooms 107A and 107B of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 660 Raymond Stotzer Parkway, College Station. The summit, “Saving Pets Saves Human Lives,” is free for participants due to the support of PetSmart Charities. It […]

Pew Latin American Fellows Program awardee to work with Texas A&M AgriLife Research

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Fausto Andrés Ortiz-Morea, a researcher from Universidad de la Amazonia in Colombia, has received funding from the Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences to do research in conjunction with Texas A&M AgriLife Research. Ortiz-Morea was one of 10 researchers from six Latin American countries chosen. He and the […]

Texas A&M corn breeder looking to build a better bourbon

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Seth Murray may have more than a casual interest in National Bourbon Day on June 14. Murray, Texas A&M AgriLife Research corn breeder and Eugene Butler Endowed Chair in the department of soil and crop sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station, has an ongoing research project aimed at producing […]

Tjoelker to lead Texas A&M AgriLife development, donor activities

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M Foundation has named Allyson Tjoelker assistant vice president of development for Texas A&M AgriLife, effective June 1. Tjoelker will lead all development and donor activities for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as well as Texas A&M University System state agricultural agencies ­­— the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Texas A&M’s Baltensperger to lead Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

AMES, Iowa – Dr. David Baltensperger, head of the soil and crop sciences department at Texas A&M University, was recently elected as the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, or CAST, president-elect for 2019-2020. CAST is composed of scientific societies and many individual, student, company, nonprofit and associate society members. The organization’s board of directors […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop slated for June 21 in Brenham

BRENHAM — The Mill Creek Watershed Partnership will host the Lone Star Healthy Streams Workshop June 21 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility, 1305 E. Blue Bell Road in Brenham. The free workshop will be from 1-5 p.m., and light refreshments will be provided. Three general Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education credits will […]

Planning, hazard mitigation workshops slated for June 27-28 in Rockport, Brownsville

TEXAS GULF COAST — The Texas Citizen Planner Program will present two workshops — one in Rockport and one in Brownsville — on June 27-28 for officials involved with hazard planning and mitigation. The events will be simulcast from both locations, coordinators said. The times for both events will be from 9 a.m. to 4 […]