Statewide Quail Symposium set Aug. 14-16 in Abilene

ABILENE – The 2019 Statewide Quail Symposium has been slated for Aug. 14-16 at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Abilene. The symposium is hosted by The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Wildlife Association and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Early registration is $50. After August 7, the cost is […]

Irrigation management program slated for July 16 in Monte Alto

MONTE ALTO – An educational program focused on improving efficiency within irrigation districts and farms in the Rio Grande Valley will be presented from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 16 in Monte Alto. The program is free, but attendees are required to preregister at by July 8. It is designed for irrigation district managers, board […]

Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, annual field day schedules announced

SAN ANGELO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo has announced the schedule for the Texas Sheep and Goat Expo and the 46th annual Sheep and Goat Field Day. The two events historically attract participants nationwide and are the country’s largest sheep and goat events, said Robert Pritz, AgriLife Extension […]

New report shows changes in Texas borderlands over time

SAN ANTONIO – Changes in population density, rapid urbanization and rising land values have altered much of the historically rural landscape of the Texas borderlands, according to a recent Texas Land Trends report. The report, “Trends in Land Ownership Along Texas Borderlands,” was produced by the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, or NRI, in collaboration […]

Texas Watershed Planning Program reaches watershed coordinators statewide

COLLEGE STATION – Water quality in Texas begins in its watersheds, and the Texas Water Resource Institute, or TWRI, has benefited hundreds of communities around the state by training regional watershed coordinators and other professionals through its Texas Watershed Planning Program. The TWRI is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research […]

AgriLife Research engineer uses drones to introduce youth to agriculture, technology careers

AMARILLO – In an effort to excite youth about agricultural research, Dr. Brent Auvermann and his team recently took their unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs, to Drone Camp at Amarillo College. Auvermann, director for the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Amarillo, has been using drones and advanced technology in his Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Texas A&M researchers study super-repellent surfaces for safer fruits, vegetables

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, TEES, were recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study and develop super-repellent and anti-fouling surfaces for foods.   The grant will be used in their collaboration to help ensure the […]

Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute supporting National Pollinator Week

COLLEGE STATION — National Pollinator Week is June 17-23, and the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, NRI, in collaboration with other organizations is continuing its efforts to promote statewide land stewardship relating to pollinators. “Our institute and other like-minded organizations have been collaborating to bring awareness to the importance of voluntary land stewardship in Texas […]

Animal emergency summit to be held July 30 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Animal Emergency Management Summit will be held  July 30 in Rooms 107A and 107B of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 660 Raymond Stotzer Parkway, College Station. The summit, “Saving Pets Saves Human Lives,” is free for participants due to the support of PetSmart Charities. It […]