Demonstrations to be featured at Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

COLLEGE STATION – Fence building, brush control, live cattle handling and a carcass fabrication demonstration will be featured at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 7 in College Station. The short course, which runs Aug. 5-7, is the largest beef educational event in the country and attracts more than 2,200 attendees annually. Capital […]

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 http://twri.tamu.edu/irrigation by July 8. It is designed for irrigation district managers, board […]

Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, annual field day schedules announced

SAN ANGELO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo has announced the schedule for the Texas Sheep and Goat Expo and the 46th annual Sheep and Goat Field Day. The two events historically attract participants nationwide and are the country’s largest sheep and goat events, said Robert Pritz, AgriLife Extension […]

Singleton joins Dawson County as AgriLife Extension family, community health agent

LUBBOCK– Nicole Singleton will be joining the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as a family and community health agent for Dawson County on July 1. Michael Clawson, District 2 extension administrator, will be her supervisor. “Nicole’s extensive experience working in an educational environment will make her a valuable addition to our team of agents,” said […]

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 […]

Winter feeding program for beef cattle producers in Overton Aug. 16

OVERTON – A program on the reduction of winter feeding by stockpiling warm-season forage and/or planting cool-season pastures is scheduled for Aug. 16 in Overton. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053. The cost is $60 per person if […]

David White new Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation executive director

COLLEGE STATION — David White is the new executive director for the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation, the nonprofit fundraising arm of Texas 4-H, the state’s largest youth development program, which is overseen by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. “The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation works with businesses, organizations, individuals and families who share […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 18, 2019

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas watermelon crop was delayed by spring weather, but plenty should be available for the Fourth of July holiday, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said the state’s melon crops were showing good fruit sets and are progressing well after a […]