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 […]

Prescribed burning workshop slated May 21 in Woodville

WOODVILLE – A workshop to train private landowners and land managers how to safely and legally do controlled burning will be held May 21 in Woodville. “Prescribed burning can be a necessary tool to manage successful longleaf pine stands,” said Jacob Spivey, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Tyler County. […]

Forest Pesticide Seminar set Feb. 13 in Lufkin

LUFKIN – This year’s Forest Pesticide Seminar will be held Feb. 13 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Angelina County, 2201 S. Medford Drive, Lufkin. The meeting is sponsored by AgriLife Extension and the Texas A&M Forest Service. Registered Texas Pro Loggers will earn five continuing education units toward renewal of their […]

Texas Comptroller Hegar praises Texas A&M AgriLife service to state

COLLEGE STATION – New Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar told more than 600 people at the Texas A&M AgriLife conference this week that their example of honesty, character and integrity is what makes state legislators willing to listen to requests aimed at helping people across the state. Hegar, a former state senator from Houston, said information […]