Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute supporting statewide pollinator initiative

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, or NRI, has partnered with other organizations to promote statewide land stewardship relating to pollinators.     “Soil and Water Stewardship Week is from April 28 through May 6 this year,” said NRI associate director Dr. Jim Cathey. “Like-minded organizations are collaborating to bring awareness to the […]

Ballabina appointed deputy vice chancellor for Texas A&M AgriLife

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Susan Ballabina has been appointed deputy vice chancellor for agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station. The announcement was made by Dr. Patrick Stover, vice chancellor of agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M in College Station. “We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Ballabina lead our […]

Thousands expected to attend Texas Unmanned Aircraft System Summit May 9-10

DALLAS — A number of Texas A&M University System entities, including Texas A&M AgriLife Research, will join public, private and academic leaders from across the U.S.from May 9-10 in Dallas to showcase and discuss the current state and advancement of unmanned aircraft systems. The Texas UAS Summit coincides with AUVSI XPONENTIAL, an annual gathering that […]

Management seminar to educate landowners about forest health April 21 in Longview

LONGVIEW – The Northeast Texas Forest Management Seminar, which will focus on educating landowners about forest health, will be held April 21 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Gregg County, Suite 101, 405 E. Marshall Ave. in Longview. The program begins with registration at 9 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m. Cost […]

Texas A&M AgriLife presents Vice Chancellor Award in Excellence honors

COLLEGE STATION – Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence honors were presented to several statewide faculty and staff of Texas A&M AgriLife during a ceremony Jan. 9 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.         The awards were given to 14 individuals and three teams with a total of 16 members. Officials said the […]

Tree care courses set for October in Robstown

ROBSTOWN — To help homeowners and professionals properly care for trees, especially those in distress from the recent drought years, two state agencies will hold several classes in October in Robstown. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M Forest Service will host certified arborist preparation courses from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. every Friday […]

Texas 4-H center, Texas A&M Forest Service collaborate to improve facility safety

LAKE BROWNWOOD – The Texas 4-H Conference Center at Lake Brownwood is now an even safer place to visit and hold events thanks to Texas A&M Forest Service, said center director Mark Carroll. Carroll said the center, which is run by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is a 78-acre site on Lake Brownwood that […]

Texas youth celebrating National 4-H Week, One Day 4-H

COLLEGE STATION – Each year during National 4-H Week more than 12,000 Texas 4-H youth participate in over 350 service projects across the state, said Dr. Chris Boleman of College Station, Texas 4-H Youth Development director and member of the National 4-H Council board. “This year, National 4-H week will be from Oct. 4-10,” Boleman […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 29, 2015

COLLEGE STATION – Despite hotter-than-normal fall temperatures and no rain for three months, Texas Winter Garden growers are in surprisingly good shape, said Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist based in Uvalde. Water levels in the aquifers that supply irrigation water to the Winter Garden area – mainly the Edwards and the […]

One Day 4-H project to celebrate Texas A&M Forest Service centennial

COLLEGE STATION – This year as part of National 4-H Week and One Day 4-H, the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program will partner with the Texas A&M Forest Service to help celebrate that agency’s 100th anniversary of protecting the citizens of Texas and the country. Each year, National 4-H Week is held so local and […]