Subjects: All center issues/topics; Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences; Entomology. Locations: San Angelo, Ft. Stockton, Pecos, Lubbock

Angora goat test to begin Dec. 6 with delivery of animals to AgriLife Research station at Sonora

SONORA – The 2018 Texas A&M AgriLife Angora Goat Performance Test is set to begin with delivery of the bucks on Dec. 6 to the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora. The station is 28 miles south of Sonora on U.S. Highway 55, between Sonora and Rocksprings. “This testing program is meant to identify […]

AgriLife Extension sets Dec. 12 wildlife management, conservation workshop at Gail

GAIL – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Wildlife Management and Conservation Workshop from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Borden County Event Center at U.S. Highway 180 and Willow Valley Road in Gail. The workshop is a cooperative programming effort among the AgriLife Extension offices in Borden, Dawson, Garza, Mitchell and […]

AgriLife to offer wool and mohair workshops in January at San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Texas A&M AgriLife will conduct two separate educational programs aimed at both the novice and professional in the sheep industry. Wool and Mohair 101 will be a one-day workshop on the basics from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo. […]

Tri-county range, livestock clinic slated for Dec. 7 in Brady

BRADY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Tri-County Range and Livestock Clinic from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Heart of Texas Event Center, 804 San Angelo Highway in Brady. The program is being conducted by the AgriLife Extension offices in McCulloch, Menard and Concho counties, said Justin Klinksiek, AgriLife […]

AgriLife Extension sets Pesticide Management and CEU Workshop Dec. 5 in Fort Stockton

FORT STOCKTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Pesticide Management and CEU Workshop from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Pecos County Civic Center, 1674 Airport Drive, Fort Stockton. “Our agency has made this a district-wide event, because it’s been so well-attended over the past several years,” said Raymond Quigg, […]

AgriLife Extension sets High Plains Ag Conference Dec. 8 in Lubbock

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual High Plains Ag Conference from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294, Lubbock. “This program allows our region’s producers to catch up on the latest in the region’s crop news while […]

AgriLife Extension sets four-county South Plains Simply Christmas Lunch and Learn series

LITTLEFIELD – Simply Christmas Lunch and Learn is a holiday-themed series to be conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in four South Plains counties the last week of November.   The noon to 1 p.m. programs, all with the same format, are slated for Castro, Bailey, Lamb and Parmer counties, said Dr. Angela […]

Experts: deforestation threatening the diversity of Amazon fish species

COLLEGE STATION – A paper published in the Journal of Applied Ecology by two Texas A&M University scientists warns of impacts to fisheries and fish diversity, stemming from continued deforestation of the Amazon River.                 The paper, “Relationships between forest cover and fish diversity in the Amazon River floodplain,” can be read in its entirety […]

AgriLife Extension names new Terry County agent

BROWNFIELD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Geoff Cooper as the agency’s new agent for agriculture and natural resources in Terry County. The announcement naming Cooper to the post Oct. 30 was made by Terry County Judge J.D. Wagner and Michael Clawson, AgriLife Extension administrator at Lubbock. “Geoff is an excellent choice […]

Texas A&M scientists synthesize historical tick models to help curb the pest globally

COLLEGE STATION – The battle against fever ticks rages on, and a group of Texas A&M University and French National Institute for Agricultural Research scientists are doing their best to determine where the fray will head by synthesizing historical models for use in curbing the pest globally.                Texas A&M’s departments of wildlife and fisheries sciences […]