AgriLife Extension: Now’s a good time for center pivot inspections, maintenance

AMARILLO – Spring planting is just around the corner, so for producers with irrigation systems, now is a good time to do some safety maintenance on their pivot systems, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. In the spring, producers are busy making seed selections and prepping fields, but they also need to […]

AgriLife Extension offers self-paced, affordable online health, wellness courses

COLLEGE STATION — For Texans and others wanting to improve their health and wellness as well as learn about common illnesses and disease prevention, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers several online educational courses that can be taken from the comfort of their home or office. The courses are available for both professionals seeking […]

Northeast Panhandle Grain Sorghum Conference set Feb. 26 in Perryton

PERRYTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Ochiltree, Hansford and Lipscomb counties will host the Northeast Panhandle Grain Sorghum Conference Feb. 26 at the Ochiltree County Expo Building, 402 Expo Drive, Perryton. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program from 8 a.m.-noon. An auxin training is scheduled after lunch. The […]

AgriLife Extension beef cattle experts to discuss production at TSCRA convention

FORT WORTH – From fence laws to utilizing new technologies to manage beef cattle herds, Texas A&M AgriLife experts will share the latest at the 2019 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention scheduled for March 29-31 in Fort Worth. The convention will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St. Dr. […]

61st V.G. Young School for County Commissioners Courts Feb. 19-21 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – More than 400 county commissioners and judges have registered for the 61st annual V.G. Young School for County Government, which runs Feb. 19-21 at the College Station Hilton. The conference is hosted by the V.G. Young Institute, part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The institute was formed in 1969 and […]

Texas Land Trends report shows value of conservation easements to ag, water, wildlife

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Land Trends project of Texas A&M’s Natural Resources Institute, or NRI, has published a special series report describing Texas landowner participation in land conservation easements and their value to agricultural production, water and wildlife. About 83 percent of lands in Texas are classified as privately-owned working lands, signifying the critical […]

Dinner Tonight recipes get American Heart Association certification

COLLEGE STATION – The Dinner Tonight program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is celebrating American Heart Month this February by announcing that the American Heart Association has certified over 70 of its recipes with its Heart-Check mark. Heart-Check certification is designed to make it easier for people to identify heart-healthy dishes and make […]