Dinner Tonight recipes get American Heart Association certification

COLLEGE STATION – The Dinner Tonight program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is celebrating American Heart Month this February by announcing that the American Heart Association has certified over 70 of its recipes with its Heart-Check mark. Heart-Check certification is designed to make it easier for people to identify heart-healthy dishes and make […]

Permian Basin Cotton Conference set Feb. 28 in Stanton

STANTON — The Permian Basin Cotton Conference will be held Feb. 28 at the Martin County Community Center, 301 St. Theresa St. in Stanton. The conference is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Howard, Martin, Midland, Reagan and Upton counties. “All of our cotton producers should plan on attending,” said Tommy […]

Six Ranchers Leasing Workshops scheduled across Texas

AMARILLO – The 2019 schedule for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s popular Ranchers Leasing Workshop programs has been released, according to its presenters. “We focus on legal issues related to grazing, hunting and livestock leases, including why leases should be in writing, how to determine the payment structure and rate, and key terms to include,” […]

Earth-Kind Roses: What’s in a name?

SAN ANGELO — From Greek mythology to Shakespearean sonnets, roses have enchanted humankind and been featured prominently in literature for thousands of years. It’s no surprise that roses rank among the most popular of flowers year-round, although there is always a surge in demand come February. According to the Society of American Florists, 250 million […]

AgriLife Extension hires three agents to serve Wise, Wichita, Childress counties

VERNON – Three new agents have been added to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service staff across the Rolling Plains, District 3, with headquarters in Vernon. “I’m excited to be hiring these new agents,” said Dale Dunlap, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon. “Each of them brings their own positive attributes to the agency. All […]

Engaging Rural Communities Conference set April 4-5 in Austin

AUSTIN – Addressing the future needs of rural Texas is the focus of the 2019 Engaging Rural Communities Conference April 4-5 at the Austin Midtown Holiday Inn, 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin. The conference is hosted by the Texas Rural Leadership Program, or TRLP, in partnership with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas […]

AgriLife Extension, Harlandale ISD join forces to ‘Walk Across Texas’

SAN ANTONIO – More than 100 youth and adults braved the wet and cold to participate in the recent Walk Across Texas health and wellness family event kickoff at the Scheh Center in San Antonio. The event was coordinated by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Harlandale Independent School District and endorsed by the […]

New AgriLife Extension health agent hired in Ochiltree, Lipscomb, Roberts counties

PERRYTON – McKayla Stephen is the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service health agent in Ochiltree, Lipscomb and Roberts counties. She began Feb. 11 and is located in the AgriLife Extension office in Ochiltree County. “We are excited to have McKayla in this new role for AgriLife Extension,” said Brandon Dukes, district administrator in Amarillo. […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Feb. 12, 2019

COLLEGE STATION – A full soil moisture profile and tightened supplies could mean a good year for grain growers, if they can get their crops planted in time, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. MARKET CONDITIONS Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report […]