Take a Stand program helps youth learn how to deal with bullying

SAN ANTONIO – More than 200 students in kindergarten, first and second grade at Mildred Baskin Elementary School in San Antonio learned how to stand up to bullies and resolve conflicts without fighting through a six-week Take a Stand anti-bullying curriculum. “The Take a Stand curriculum was developed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H youth […]

Chemigation control of sugarcane aphids a viable option

AMARILLO – Producers might hear a term from the past when they begin looking for solutions to treat the sugarcane aphid in sorghum, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “We are revisiting chemigation for insect pest management,” said Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist in Amarillo, while speaking at the High Plains […]

Texas A&M AgriLife bids farewell to Vice Chancellor, Dean Mark A. Hussey

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Mark A. Hussey is quick to credit the people of Texas A&M AgriLife for his successful nine years as vice chancellor and dean for agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M University. “You are only as good as the people around you, and I will tell you that I’ve had absolutely […]

Goals established for Texas A&M animal science beef programs

COLLEGE STATION — Over the past decade, dramatic weather changes such as drought and parasites have created a set of new challenges for Texas beef cattle producers. In response, Texas A&M University’s department of animal science head Dr. Cliff Lamb hopes to tap into scientists and specialists within the department and both Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Texas A&M-led collaborative study takes aim at non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University System researchers in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Baylor Scott & White Research Institute have completed a study identifying one of the mechanisms leading to the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, providing new possibilities for prevention and treatment of the disease. The study, […]

County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas receives AgriLife Extension award

COLLEGE STATION – The County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas was honored recently as the recipient of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Partnership Award. The award recognizes vital alliances with agencies, organizations and others beyond the Texas A&M University System, according to agency officials. The award was given at the 60th V. G. […]

Camp Mission Possible set July 2-4 at 4-H center near Brownwood

BROWNWOOD – The Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood will host the 2018 Camp Mission Possible July 2-4. “Camp Mission Possible is a unique co-educational inclusive residential camp designed for youth with medically diagnosed disabilities,” said Cari Snider, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H program coordinator at the center. The 4-H center is located at […]

‘Right-of-Way’ meeting set for Feb. 27 in Amarillo

AMARILLO – The annual “ROW” Conference for right-of-way management, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be Feb. 27 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo. The program will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m., with lunch on your own, […]

AgriLife Extension, others to present fishing seminar Feb. 22 in Harlingen

HARLINGEN — A free fishing seminar will be presented from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Harlingen Community Center, 201 E. Madison Ave. in Harlingen. The seminar is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Harlingen Parks and Recreation Department, Valley Sportsmen Club, Laguna Madre Fly Fishing Association, Dargel Boats, The Sportsman, Cameron County and […]