Raising a Successful Livestock Guardian Dog Workshop set March 15 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO –  A workshop on bonding and starting livestock guardian dogs is set for March 15 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo. The program will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the center, located north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87. Individual registration is $15 by March […]

Water quality training March 7 in Bryan will focus on Navasota River

BRYAN – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Navasota River will be held from 1-5 p.m. March 7 at the Stella Hotel Celeste Ballroom, 4100 Lake Atlas Drive in Bryan. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board […]

A&M AgriLife researchers in Dallas study Texas’ first federally endangered mussel species

DALLAS — In February the Texas hornshell mussel, Popenaias popeii, became the first among 15 state-threatened freshwater species to receive federal protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. A team of Texas A&M AgriLife scientists led by Dr. Charles Randklev in Dallas now works alongside collaborators from Laredo Community College and the Illinois Natural History […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for March 1 in Conroe

CONROE–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 1 in Conroe for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the San Jacinto River watershed. The morning session will be at the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, 655 Conroe Park […]

Additional free testing available for private water well owners affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are collaborating to offer another set of free water testing opportunities Feb. 14-15 for private well owners in areas affected by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. Dr. Diane Boellstorff, AgriLife Extension water resource specialist, College Station, said water from a flooded well should not be used […]

Texas A&M hires new leader of agriculture college, agencies

COLLEGE STATION — The Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System unanimously voted Thursday to hire a nationally recognized leader in nutritional science and a member of the National Academy of Sciences to lead Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the System’s agriculture agencies. As the incoming vice chancellor […]

Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration program workshop set for Feb. 21 in Lewisville

LEWISVILLE – The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host a workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 21 in Lewisville for professionals interested in conducting stream restoration projects around the Dallas area. The morning session will be at the Upper Trinity Regional Water District, 900 N. Kealy St. The afternoon session […]

North Texas gardening courses offer comprehensive ‘newcomer’ instruction

DALLAS — Two free public courses aim to equip new gardeners with the tools to establish lush lawns, vibrant landscapes and bountiful vegetable gardens in the unique and unforgiving growing conditions of North Texas, organizers said. The first session of Newcomers Guide to Gardening in North Texas is Feb. 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Texas Discovery […]

Hillingdon Ranch tour shows visitors ‘Texas-style’ sheep raising

COMFORT — More than  70 people attending the 2018 American Sheep Industry Convention in San Antonio, including those from several U.S. states, Canada and Australia, got a firsthand look at sheep production in Texas during their recent tour of Hillingdon Ranch in Comfort. The group was given an inside look at the operation of the […]

Texas A&M AgriLife, Colorado State team up for beef export project

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife and Colorado State University researchers are teaming to evaluate production practice risks to beef trade, develop educational materials and programs to assist producers with meeting requirements for exporting to China, and helping the U.S. beef industry capitalize on future export trade revenue. The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Foreign Agricultural Service […]