Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Nov. 6 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6 in San Antonio for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Medina River watershed. The workshop is free and open to the public. The morning […]

Lorrie Coop named national Extension Educator of the Year

SAN ANTONIO – Lorrie Coop, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and community health agent in Knox County has been named the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, or NEAFCS, Educator of the Year. The award recognizes a professional Extension family and consumer sciences educator who is conducting outstanding educational programs that demonstrate […]

Asian vegetable trial to determine market, production viability in Texas

OVERTON – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have teamed up for a year-long trial to test the feasibility and profitability of growing Asian vegetables in Texas. Trials will be held at AgriLife facilities in El Paso, Overton, Uvalde and Weslaco.  The study will include Drs. Genhua Niu, AgriLife Research […]

A&M AgriLife Research Genomics and Bioinformatics Services getting new home

COLLEGE STATION – Genomics and Bioinformatics Services, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, is relocating and expanding to accommodate growing needs in human, plant and animal genomic research. The new facility, located at 1500 Research Parkway in the Centeq Building in College Station, will provide over 6,000 square feet of state-of-the-art sequencing facilities and office […]

CRP risk management decision aid available through AgriLife Extension

AMARILLO – As Conservation Reserve Program, or CRP, contracts expire, landowners must decide if they should re-enroll acreage, convert it back to farmland or leave it in permanent cover for wildlife and/or grazing, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said. An AgriLife Extension publication, After the Conservation Reserve Program: Economical Decisions with Farming and […]

Rancher risk management tool offered, sign-up deadline Nov. 15

AMARILLO – Pasture, Rangeland and Forage, or PRF, insurance can be a way to protect Texas landowners’ perennial forage for livestock and manage the risks of a constantly changing weather environment, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. DeDe Jones, AgriLife Extension risk management specialist in Amarillo, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk […]

Cattle handling, tick update part of 47th South Central Texas cow-calf clinic Oct. 26

BRENHAM – The  47th annual South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic and Trade Show is set for Oct. 26 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility in Brenham.  Registration is $20 and begins at 7:30 a.m., with the program getting underway at 8 a.m. Registration includes lunch, afternoon social and entry to win a commercial heifer […]

Precision agriculture, nutrition discussed during tour of AgriLife center in Temple

TEMPLE — Dr. Patrick Stover, vice chancellor for agriculture and life sciences for the Texas A&M University System and acting director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, recently paid a visit to the Texas A&M AgriLife Blacklands Research and Extension Center in Temple for an overview research and extension efforts and tour of its facilities. Stover […]