East Texas Forage Conference set Aug. 25 in Carthage

CARTHAGE – Beef cattle and forage producers can learn about everything from winter pasture options to herbicide applications at the annual East Texas Forage Conference Aug. 25 in Carthage, coordinators said. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk and Upshur counties have teamed with sponsors and the Texas Beef Council […]

Winter grazing program set Aug. 24 in Overton

OVERTON – Beef cattle producers hoping to cut costs and maximize winter grazing should attend an Aug. 24 program in Overton focused on reducing winter feeding with stockpiled forages and winter pasture, coordinators said. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program will be presented by Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, and Dr. […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — July 18

OVERTON – Forage producers should be on the watch for and ready to act against two pests known for decimating hay fields – fall armyworms and Bermudagrass stem maggots, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton, said she has been receiving calls and reports regarding fall […]

Texas A&M AgriLife celebrates 50 years in Overton

OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton celebrated its 50th year of research, innovation and education July 12. More than 170 people attended, including area residents, AgriLife retirees, regional elected officials and AgriLife personnel. The celebration included remarks from keynote speaker John Sharp, Texas A&M System Chancellor; Dr. Craig Nessler, […]

AgriLife Research scientific contributions at Overton center spans 50 years

OVERTON — The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton will celebrate 50 years serving Texans on July 12. For half a century, Texas A&M AgriLife Research has conducted trials and developed new innovations to help East Texas and Texas producers optimize their operations and to provide quality goods, including flowers, fruits and […]

AgriLife Extension’s reach is rooted in East Texas

SMITH COUNTY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton will celebrate 50 years serving Texans on July 12. AgriLife Extension has grown to become a statewide, national and international agricultural education agency over the past 100-plus years. Over the past 50 years, the Overton center has helped guide cattle, forage, ornamental […]

McMillan Foundation, Montgomery family, local leaders lured AgriLife center to Overton 50 years ago

OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton wouldn’t be where it is today if not for the McMillan Foundation, the Montgomery family and local leaders, the longtime center director said. The Overton center staff will welcome the public, state and area officials and Texas A&M University System officials to the […]

Gainesville, Clarksville Beef Quality Assurance Training programs scheduled in July

OVERTON – Two Beef Quality Assurance Training events will be in North and Northeast Texas during July. The training events are a collaborative effort among the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Beef Council and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. There is no cost to attend, but organizers request RSVPs to ensure accurate […]

Annual Northeast Texas Horticultural Field Day a hit with ornamental lovers

OVERTON – Patti Cates, of Hughes Springs, planted her pink flag among the fiery red and orange Zahara Double Fire blooms. The flag signified the flower as one of her favorites among more than 500 ornamental varieties on display June 29 at the 24th annual Northeast Texas Horticultural Field Day. Cates and her husband Tony […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 27

COLLEGE STATION – Disease problems for vegetable producers and gardeners are popping up around the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.   Conditions have been good for vegetable production around much of the state following mild spring conditions and ample rains, but the weather is also setting the stage for plant […]