Texas Water Resources Institute to host watershed plan training

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host an Implementing Watershed Plans Training Dec. 17 in College Station for watershed coordinators and water and natural resource professionals. The training is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Texas A&M Forest Service, 200 Technology Way. Nathan Glavy, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Texas A&M AgriLife brings public health, conservation exhibitions to state fair

DALLAS — The agencies of Texas A&M AgriLife will converge at the State Fair of Texas through October with live demonstrations and teaching installations on food production systems, natural resource conservation, nutritious eating and youth education for healthier Texans, organizers said. A schedule of Texas A&M AgriLife’s State Fair attractions and locations is available at https://tinyurl.com/AgriLifeStateFair2018. […]

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 […]