Texas Crop and Weather Report – Aug. 14, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Ongoing negotiations regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement and a looming trade war with China have spurred great uncertainty among Texas agriculture producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. China has set 25 percent tariffs on billions of dollars in U.S. goods, including commodities such as cotton, sorghum, […]

States’ 4-H International Exchange brings 23 Japanese youth to Texas

COLLEGE STATION – Twenty-three youth and two adult chaperones from Japan recently visited Texas as part of the States’ 4-H International Exchange. “The youth delegates are staying with Texas families all over the state,” said Dr. Darlene Locke, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service youth development specialist with the recreation, park and tourism sciences department at […]

AgriLife Extension sets Callahan County Range Field Day for Sept. 18

BAIRD – Noxious plant control, water development and fencing are all on tap for the Callahan County Range Field Day to be conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Sept. 18 in Baird. The field day opens with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by the program from 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Individual registration is […]

Texas Water Resources Institute to hold water quality meeting Aug. 23 in Belton

BELTON – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting Aug. 23 in Belton for anyone interested in joining a partnership to improve and protect water quality in the Big Elm Creek watershed. TWRI is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and […]

Ag Law in the Field program set for Sept. 17 in Nacogdoches

NACOGDOCHES – An Ag Law in the Field program, which will cover lease agreements, estate planning and fence laws, will be held Sept. 17 in Nacogdoches. The program is free and open to the public. It begins with registration and meal at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6 p.m. at the Nacogdoches Expo […]

Consignments grow for AgriLife Texas Sheep and Goat Performance Sale event in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Plans are finalized and consignment numbers are up for the Texas A&M AgriLife Texas Sheep and Goat Performance Sale Aug. 18 immediately after the Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, organizers said. The expo, conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife, and billed as the state’s premier sheep and goat educational event, is set Aug. […]

Water sample screening campaign in August in Burleson, Milam counties

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water sample screening campaign in August for Burleson and Milam counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water tested at no cost. The Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District is sponsoring the screenings in partnership with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

2018 Texas A&M Beef Tour Sept. 12-14 to give attendees access to top ranches, facilities

LONGVIEW – A three-day educational tour of working cattle operations and Texas A&M AgriLife facilities across East and Central Texas is set for Sept. 12-14. The 2018 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Beef Tour will provide attendees behind-the-scenes insights to some of the most successful beef cattle ranches in the state as well as scientific facilities […]