Kathleen Phillips has been covering agriculture in Texas since 1978. She has a bachelor's and an master's in agriculture journalism from Texas Tech University.

Wildlife appraisal practices workshop offered for property tax professionals

HUNT — A workshop to help property tax appraisers learn wildlife appraisal practices will be held from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Kerr Wildlife Management Area, 2625 Farm-to-Market Road, Hunt. Registration, limited to 100 people, is $125 per person and can be completed at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/VGYI. “Through classroom instruction and field learning, attendees will […]

Growing Good Kids Book Awards winners announced

COLLEGE STATION — Five books were named winners of  2017 Growing Good Kids Book Awards at the National Children and Youth Gardening Symposium in Vancouver, Washington this week. “We are excited to have a record number of award-winning titles this year,” said Randy Seagraves, curriculum director for the International Junior Master Gardener Program, administered by […]

Tomato growers workshop set for July 28 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION — Tomato growers, whether at-home or commercial, are encouraged to attend a workshop on production improvement from 9 a.m.-noon July 28, according to Dr. Kevin Crosby, Texas A&M AgriLife Research horticulturist in College Station. The free workshop will be at the Texas A&M Horticultural Teaching, Research and Extension Center, 3199 County Road 269, […]

Food safety training for farmers offered July 27 in Prairie View

PRAIRIE VIEW — Fruit and vegetable growers are encouraged to attend a food safety training July 27 at the Carden-Waller Extension Building, 250 E.M. Norris St. in Prairie View.   The event, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., will teach growers about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act produce safety rule, good agricultural practices, […]

Winemaking enthusiasts invited to upcoming online seminar

COLLEGE STATION — A new webinar series for winemaking enthusiasts will begin July 20 and more are planned for the future, according to Dr. Andreea Botezatu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service enologist in College Station. Dr. Cristian Varela, senior research scientist at the Australian Wine Research Institute, will be the presenter for this first one-hour […]