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 […]

Christmas tree growers to gather in Tyler Aug. 24-26

TYLER – The Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Smith County are co-sponsoring a workshop on Christmas tree production Aug. 24 in Tyler. The Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association 40th annual conference will follow on Aug. 25-26.  The workshop is $45, and advance registration is encouraged. It […]

Dinner Tonight has tips, tricks for healthier, safer back-to-school lunches

GEORGETOWN – While time pressures often make it difficult for parents and caretakers to think of lunch ideas or pack healthful lunches, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Dinner Tonight program can help.   “When deciding what to pack in your child’s lunch, choose foods that fall into the five main food groups – dairy, […]

AgriLife Extension sets multi-county Grazing and Nutrition Workshop in Sonora

SONORA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the multi-county Grazing and Nutrition Workshop beginning at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 29 at the Sutton County Civic Center, 1700 N. Crockett Ave. in Sonora.   The event is being offered by the AgriLife Extension offices in Sutton, Edwards and Crockett counties, said Pascual Hernandez, AgriLife […]

East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference Aug. 15 in Overton

OVERTON — The annual East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference on Aug. 15 in Overton will offer professional and amateur producers tips on everything from Asian vegetables to figs and fertilizers, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. The event will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road […]

Backyard Basics Expo in San Antonio helps attendees learn self-sufficiency

SAN ANTONIO — More than 100 people attended the biannual Backyard Basics Expo held recently at the San Antonio Garden Center. https://youtu.be/3ostkAc2cMc The expo, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, emphasized self-reliance and the production, preparation and preservation of homemade and homegrown foods. “The idea behind the Backyard Basics program is to provide information […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Aug. 7, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Wine grape growers around the state experienced challenging conditions, but the 2018 season was expected to produce high-quality fruit, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Michael Cook, AgriLife Extension viticulture program specialist, Denton, said harvests are far from complete but the 2018 growing season threw wine grape growers several curveballs […]

Experts advise cattle producers to keep watchful eye on export markets

COLLEGE STATION – The impact of U.S. beef exports on calf prices continues to rise as experts advise ranchers to stay abreast of trade developments globally. Randy Blach, CEO of CattleFax in Denver, Colorado, told attendees at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station that exports have become an integral part of […]