Lashmet’s ‘Ag Law in the Field’ podcast earns ABA top 100 web resources ranking

AMARILLO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural law specialist Tiffany Dowell Lashmet’s “Ag Law in the Field” has been named one of the best law podcasts by the American Bar Association magazine. “You have earned a spot in the ABA Journal’s Web 100, our annual list of the best legal blogs, podcasts, Twitter accounts […]

Childress to host Red River Crops Conference Jan. 23-24

CHILDRESS – The sixth annual Red River Crops Conference: Planning for Success, offering crop production information designed for Southwest Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains, is set for Jan. 23-24 in the Childress Event Center, 1100 NW 7th St. in Childress. The goal of the conference is to provide agricultural producers with relevant management information […]

Shan named to Christine Richardson Professorship in Agriculture

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Libo Shan, professor and director of the Norman E. Borlaug Center, Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, has been appointed the Texas A&M University Christine Richardson Professorship in Agriculture. As holder of the professorship, Shan will be responsible for continuing her research in life sciences per the original criteria of the […]

Texas 4-Hers learn leadership, citizenship during trip to D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Twenty-four Texas 4-H members recently earned the opportunity to participate in the Texas 4-H Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., touring the capitol while learning about leadership, citizenship and community service. “These young people were afforded this opportunity as recognition for producing a first-place 4-H record book on the state level in Texas,” […]

Master Marketer workshop in Lubbock rapidly filling

LUBBOCK – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Master Marketer program is scheduled January through March at the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Services Auditorium, 3810 4th St. in Lubbock. Master Marketer is a national, award-winning, risk-management educational program where participants learn how to develop marketing plans, evaluate marketing alternatives, manage production and price risk, […]

Neely new president of Texas Plant Protection Association

BRYAN – Dr. Clark Neely, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small grain specialist in College Station, has been announced as the new president of the Texas Plant Protection Association at the annual conference held recently in Bryan. Neely became the new association president after Dr. Kranthi Mandadi, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist at Weslaco, who […]

AgriLife economist: 2019 to offer marketing opportunities for wheat producers

AMARILLO – Texas wheat producers may have an opportunity to see higher prices and higher yields in 2019, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service grain marketing economist. Dr. Mark Welch, College Station, who spoke at the recent Texas Wheat Producers Symposium, said producers need to be ready to lock in a rate that […]

AgriLife entomologists: Exclusion best protection from winter insect ‘home invasion’

AUSTIN – Like all living things, insects are constantly searching for food, water and shelter, so it’s likely many of them will try to come indoors during the winter months, said Wizzie Brown, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated pest management specialist, Travis County. “During extreme temperatures, insects try to find a more comfortable environment, […]

Winter silage program Dec. 18 in Dublin

DUBLIN – A winter silage program Dec. 18 in Dublin will cover a variety of topics related to silage production. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dublin Rotary Building, 136 E. Blackjack St. Admission is free and open to the public, but an RSVP […]

Precision nutrition to play key role in future needs of growing Texas

COLLEGE STATION – The vice chancellor of Texas A&M AgriLife and director of the state’s premier agricultural research agency said precision nutrition and responsive agriculture will play key roles in meeting the future health and dietary needs of a quickly expanding Texas population. Dr. Patrick Stover, director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, told attendees at […]