Sprague joins Hockley County as AgriLife Extension assistant agent

LUBBOCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired John Sprague as the assistant agriculture and natural resources agent for Hockley County. “When you meet John, you quickly recognize his strong desire to help people and his enthusiasm to be engaged in both agriculture and youth related programs,” said Michael Clawson, AgriLife Extension district […]

Keys to food safety during power outages 

COLLEGE STATION — With hurricane season in full swing, knowing what to do with the contents of the fridge and freezer during a power outage could save time and prevent the consumption of unsafe food.  Matt Taylor, Ph.D., associate professor for the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at […]

Lampasas, Mills counties range tour set Oct. 15 at Herring Ranch

LOMETA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding the Lampasas and Mills counties range tour on Oct. 15. The event will run from 9 a.m.-noon at Herring Ranch, which is 5 miles northwest of Lometa on U.S. Highway 183. Participants should meet at the ranch gate at 8:30 a.m. for registration. The […]

Lubbock Master Gardeners announce two scholarship recipients  

LUBBOCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office of Lubbock County and Lubbock Master Gardeners Association are proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 LMGA scholarship. “This year LMGA was able to award two $500 scholarships to area students pursuing a college education in botany, horticulture or a closely related field,” said Christina Reid, […]

Water wells need to be tested after flood 

COLLEGE STATION — Private water well owners whose wells flooded during Tropical Depression Imelda should assume that their well water is contaminated until tested, said Diane Boellstorff, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist. “You should not use water from a flooded well for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing your teeth or even […]

Gilstrap named 2019 honorary member of Entomological Society of America

COLLEGE STATION — Frank Gilstrap, Ph.D. and professor emeritus, is recognized as a 2019 honorary member of the Entomological Society of America, ESA, for extraordinary contributions during his career with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University, College Station.  Honorary membership acknowledges those who have served ESA for at […]

Hill Country Cattlemen’s Conference set Oct. 16

SAN SABA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding the Hill Country Cattlemen’s Conference on Oct. 16.  The multi-county event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Jordan Cattle Auction Arena at 1310 W. U.S. Highway 190 in San Saba. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. The AgriLife Extension offices of Mills, […]

Auvermann tapped to weigh in on national clean air standards review

WASHINGTON – Texas A&M’s Brent Auvermann, Ph.D., was selected to serve as a non-member consultant to assist the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, CASAC, with their review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter, PM, and ozone. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the appointment of subject matter […]

QuickBooks Pro workshop set Oct. 3 in Lamesa

LAMESA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a QuickBooks Pro 2018 for Desktop workshop from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Oct. 3. The workshop will be held at the AgriLife Extension office of Dawson County at 400 S. First St. in Lamesa. Preregistration is required by Sept. 30 by calling 806-677-5667 or emailing […]

Davis becomes AgriLife Extension director for Tarrant County Oct. 1

FORT WORTH — Courtney Davis will become the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s extension director for Tarrant County on Oct. 1. Davis is now county extension agent for family and community health, or FCH, in Denton County. “Courtney continues to provide leadership to a dynamic and large program in one of the state’s fastest growing […]