Texas Crop and Weather Report — April 18

COLLEGE STATION –  Most of the state’s calf crop is on the ground and looking good amid spring conditions, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle and livestock specialists. Most regions were helped by decent to good rains and warmer-than-usual winter and early spring temperatures, specialists said. Most cattle body condition scores around the […]

Small Grain Field Day April 28 near McGregor

McGREGOR – A Small Grain Field Day is set for April 28 near McGregor. Cost is $10 and includes a steak lunch provided by sponsors. An RSVP is requested by April 25 by calling the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for McLennan County at 254-757-5180. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the field […]

Multi-County Wheat Tour touts Big Country varietal plots

ABILENE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Multi-County Wheat Tour from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 5 at the Taylor County variety test plots. The test plots are located off  Texas Highway 351 on County Road 521, also known as Mesquite Lane. Robert Pritz, AgriLife Extension agent in Taylor County, said a […]

Caregiver communications will be focus of webinar April 26

AMARILLO – “The Caregiver in the Room: Considerations for Providers Working with Families” will be this month’s topic of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Texas Military Program webinar on April 26. The one-hour webinar will begin at 10 a.m. and is free and open to anyone interested, but registration is required, said Andrew Crocker, […]

Bush Library Legacy of Ranching exhibit features Texas’ legendary ranches

COLLEGE STATION – The Legacy of Ranching, a comprehensive exhibit covering some of Texas’ most historic ranching operations and featuring a historical perspective of the Texas A&M University animal science department, is on display at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum through Jan. 7. The exhibit showcases the rich history of beef cattle production […]

AgriLife Extension sets Backyard Basics series in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Aspiring urban farmers can learn everything they need to get off to a good start at the upcoming Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Backyard Basics series this May in San Angelo. Allison Watkins, AgriLife Extension horticultural agent for Tom Green County, said all classes start at 6:30 p.m. at the Tom Green […]

College degree with winemaking certificate new option at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION — College students at Texas A&M University may tack on a new, official certification to their degrees – winemaking. The Enology Certificate program will begin in the fall and offer 15 hours of concentrated study in viticulture, pre- and post-fermentation winemaking processes, wine etiquette and sensory evaluation, according to Dr. Andreea Botezatu, Texas […]