Plant Secondary Compounds in Livestock Systems to Produce Functional Foods symposium set July 11 in Austin  

AUSTIN — Texas A&M AgriLife Research is presenting a symposium, “Plant Secondary Compounds in Livestock Systems to Produce Functional Foods” on July 11 during the American Society of Animal Science – Canadian Society of Animal Science meeting.  The symposium will run from 9 a.m.-noon in Room 9C of the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar […]

Southern Region Water Conference July 23-25 at Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the Southern Region Water Conference, titled “Improving Adoption of Sustainable Water Management Practices,” July 23-25 at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, 177 Joe Routt Blvd. in College Station. The conference, co-hosted by the Texas Water Resources Institute, is designed to provide relevant information […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research receives $1.7 million-plus from USDA to combat citrus greening

WESLACO – Texas A&M AgriLife Research has been awarded more than $1.7 in U.S. Department of Agriculture funding for two projects in multi-state, multi-institution grants in collaboration with the University of California System and others to combat citrus greening. Citrus greening, also known as Huanglongbing disease or HLB, has devastated citrus fruit crops in Florida, […]

Seguin-Fowler to lead social, behavioral initiative at Texas A&M AgriLife Research

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M AgriLife has named Dr. Rebecca Seguin-Fowler as associate director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research and associate professor of nutrition and food sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, effective July 1. A public health scientist with expertise in community-based nutrition and physical activity intervention research, Seguin-Fowler joins Texas […]

East Texas Horticultural Field Day draws flower, vegetable gardeners

OVERTON – Muddy conditions didn’t deter amateur gardener Janice Harper of Dibol from viewing hundreds of ornamental and vegetable varieties during the 26th annual East Texas Horticultural Field Day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Bruce McMillan Jr. Foundation East Farm. Harper, who has attended several of the events, was among almost 300 attendees who […]

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 […]