New Texas A&M AgriLife sweetclover variety – Silver River Sweetclover – paradise for pollinators

TALOGA, OKLAHOMA – Donning his beekeeper suit, Charles Touchstone, of Arapaho, Oklahoma, stepped a few feet inside a buzzing 90-acre field of Silver River Sweetclover planted for seed production near Taloga, Oklahoma. Some of the lacy white flowered shoots busy with bees stretched above his 6-foot frame. Silver River Sweetclover is a new Texas A&M […]

Attoyac Bayou Stakeholder meeting set July 13 in Nacogdoches County

NACOGDOCHES – The Attoyac Bayou Watershed Partnership will meet July 13 to discuss Attoyac Bayou Watershed Protection Plan implementation opportunities with stakeholders. The free meeting will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau Conference Facility, 2302 N.W. Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches. It is hosted by the Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M […]

Texas A&M AgriLife partners with Tunisia to improve soil management

COLLEGE STATION – Improving the livelihood of small-acreage landholders is the goal of recent trips to Tunisia by Texas A&M AgriLife faculty members focusing on soil management and sustainability in cereal crops to improve the country’s overall economics. Fostered by the U.S. Embassy in Tunis and the U.S. Department of State, a pilot partnership was […]

Water quality training July 11 in Angleton

ANGLETON – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to Bastrop Bayou and the San Bernard River watersheds will be held from 1-5 p.m. July 11 at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds EEA Building, 901 S. Downing Road, Angleton. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State […]

USDA-NIFA grant will help address water, agricultural challenges in Rio Grande Basin

COLLEGE STATION – A team of researchers representing various Texas A&M entities and the New Mexico Water Resources Institute has been awarded a $5 million four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to address water challenges in the Rio Grande Basin. The grant will help researchers from the […]

Draft Lavaca River Watershed Protection Plan to be focus of June 29 meeting in Edna

EDNA – Anyone interested in reviewing the draft Lavaca River Watershed Protection Plan is invited to a meeting June 29 in Edna. The free meeting, hosted by the Texas Water Resources Institute, begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Jackson County, 411 N. Wells St. Michael Schramm, an institute […]

Texas A&M AgriLife celebrates 50 years at Overton Research and Extension Center July 12

OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton will celebrate 50 years as the agricultural science and education headquarters for East Texas on July 12. A ceremony is planned at 1:15 p.m. at the center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053, to recognize the half-century of research that has helped guide cattle, […]

Major sheep and goat educational events are fast approaching

SAN ANGELO – Officials said plans for the 2017 Texas Sheep and Goat Expo featuring new events are finalized. The statewide Texas A&M AgriLife event set for Aug. 18-19 in San Angelo is one of the largest sheep and goat programs in the world, particularly in the way it addresses different segments of the industry, […]