Winemaking certificate students uncork first bottles

COLLEGE STATION — The first students who will earn certificates in winemaking, or enology, from Texas A&M University, College Station, have uncorked their first bottles. The enology class began working with wine in September as the university launched the certificate program, said Dr. Andreea Botezatu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service enology specialist in College Station. […]

New cookbook a tool in statewide preventative health initiative

DALLAS — A new cookbook by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Dinner Tonight program offers more than 100 healthy recipes as the agency launches Healthy Texas, its statewide public outreach initiative on chronic disease prevention. Recipe categories in the cookbook, titled Essentials, include starters, five ingredients or less, salads, one pot-one pan, simple side […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — Nov. 21, 2017

COLLEGE STATION – Texas catfish production is down, but that’s not bad news for fish producers around the state, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist, College Station, said Texas catfish producers were slowly entering the annual catfish harvest and production was expected to be down about […]

Updated Arroyo Colorado watershed protection plan accepted by EPA

WESLACO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accepted the Update to the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan developed by the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership, Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The update met the agency’s national guidelines for watershed-based plans, outlining a strategy to improve the watershed’s two water […]

Angora goat test to begin Dec. 6 with delivery of animals to AgriLife Research station at Sonora

SONORA – The 2018 Texas A&M AgriLife Angora Goat Performance Test is set to begin with delivery of the bucks on Dec. 6 to the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora. The station is 28 miles south of Sonora on U.S. Highway 55, between Sonora and Rocksprings. “This testing program is meant to identify […]

AgriLife Extension sets Dec. 12 wildlife management, conservation workshop at Gail

GAIL – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Wildlife Management and Conservation Workshop from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Borden County Event Center at U.S. Highway 180 and Willow Valley Road in Gail. The workshop is a cooperative programming effort among the AgriLife Extension offices in Borden, Dawson, Garza, Mitchell and […]

AgriLife to offer wool and mohair workshops in January at San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Texas A&M AgriLife will conduct two separate educational programs aimed at both the novice and professional in the sheep industry. Wool and Mohair 101 will be a one-day workshop on the basics from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo. […]

Five hour agriculture, pest management CEU event set for Nov. 30 in Edna

EDNA – A Five Hour CEU event is scheduled Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jackson County Services Building Auditorium, 411 N. Wells in Edna. The event is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Jackson County along with its field crops and beef committees. Other sponsors include […]

AgriLife Extension agent named in Wheeler County

WHEELER – Thomas Cunningham will transfer from Taylor County to Wheeler County  on Nov. 20 to fill the position of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent. “Thomas will be a great addition to the District 1 team,” said Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. “He brings a wealth of […]