‘Last chance’ CEU opportunities offered Jan. 22-23 in Austin

ISB and TNLA units offered in addition to TDA continuing education units Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Noel Troxclair, 512-854-9600, noel.troxclair@ag.tamu.edu AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present two “last chance” opportunities Jan. 22-23 in Austin for private pesticide, commercial and non-commercial applicator license holders seeking Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units. […]

Rolling Plains Applicator Training set for Jan. 22 in Burkburnett

BURKBURNETT – A Rolling Plains Applicator Training will be conducted Jan. 22 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Wichita County at the Wichita County Precinct 2 Shop, 102 W. College, Burkburnett. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The fee is $30 and covers lunch. Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – two […]

Llano Estacado Cotton Conference set for Jan. 29 in Muleshoe

MULESHOE – The multicounty Llano Estacado Cotton Conference will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Jan. 29 at the Bailey County Electric Cooperative, 610 East American Blvd., Muleshoe. The AgriLife Extension offices in Bailey and Parmer counties are collaborating to address the concerns of cotton producers in this area, according to […]

Benavidez tapped to fill AgriLife Extension economist position in Amarillo

AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Dr. Justin Benavidez to serve as the new economic specialist in Amarillo. Dr. Mark Waller, acting head and associate head for AgriLife Extension in the department of agricultural economics, said Benavidez was picked from a strong pool of applicants. “Dr. Benavidez rose to the top […]

Abney hired as Texas A&M Gardens education coordinator/AgriLife Extension associate

COLLEGE STATION – Michelle Abney joined Texas A&M University on Jan. 7 as the new Texas A&M Leach Teaching Gardens education coordinator and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service associate in College Station. “We are thrilled to have such an experienced and enthusiastic educator join the Leach Teaching Gardens team,” said Dr. Patrick Stover, vice chancellor […]

Chemigation workshop set for Jan. 24

COLLEGE STATION —  A Jan. 24 workshop will cover the techniques and systems involved in chemigation — the practice of applying chemicals using an irrigation system. Chemigation is the practice of applying chemicals, such as pesticides or herbicides through an irrigation system. “Last summer, we got many questions from growers about chemigation,” said Charles Swanson, […]

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training Feb. 7 in Wimberley

WIMBERLEY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program will host a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training Feb. 7 in Wimberley. The training is free and will be from 1-5 p.m. at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12. It is offered in collaboration with the Cypress […]