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AgriLife Extension sets Callahan County Range Field Day for Sept. 18

BAIRD – Noxious plant control, water development and fencing are all on tap for the Callahan County Range Field Day to be conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Sept. 18 in Baird. The field day opens with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by the program from 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Individual registration is […]

Consignments grow for AgriLife Texas Sheep and Goat Performance Sale event in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Plans are finalized and consignment numbers are up for the Texas A&M AgriLife Texas Sheep and Goat Performance Sale Aug. 18 immediately after the Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, organizers said. The expo, conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife, and billed as the state’s premier sheep and goat educational event, is set Aug. […]

AgriLife Extension sets multi-county Grazing and Nutrition Workshop in Sonora

SONORA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the multi-county Grazing and Nutrition Workshop beginning at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 29 at the Sutton County Civic Center, 1700 N. Crockett Ave. in Sonora.   The event is being offered by the AgriLife Extension offices in Sutton, Edwards and Crockett counties, said Pascual Hernandez, AgriLife […]

AgriLife Extension sets Landscaping in Drought seminar series in August

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct Landscaping in Drought, a three-part seminar series for homeowners, Aug. 16, Aug. 23 and Aug. 30 in San Angelo. The three Thursday programs will be from 6-7 p.m. in the Stephens Central Library Community Room, 33 W. Beauregard Ave. Individual registration is $10 per […]

AgriLife Extension names two South Plains county agents

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announced two new staff changes within the agency’s 20-county South Plains District headquartered in Lubbock.                Kyle Howard is the new AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Lamb County, and Nancy Trevino-Schafer is the agency’s youth development agent in Lubbock County, a new position for the […]

AgriLife Extension announces West Texas personnel changes

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has announced three new hires within the agency’s 23-county West Central District, the district’s administrator said. Dr. Whitney Whitworth, Llano County; Staci Winders, Nolan County; and Kailey Miller, San Saba County will join their respective AgriLife Extension offices as family and community health agents. Marty Gibbs, […]

Expert: Texas Outdoor enthusiasts, livestock producers, homeowners advised to watch for new tick

STEPHENVILLE – Confirmed reports of the longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, in seven states have prompted a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist to alert Texans to its possible arrival here.                  Dr. Sonja Swiger, AgriLife Extension veterinary/medical entomologist at Stephenville, said the longhorned tick isn’t named for the iconic bovine symbol of the Lone Star […]

Texas Sheep and Goat Expo to offer internal parasite mitigation strategies

SAN ANGELO – New developments in sheep and goat internal parasite mitigation should be a major draw at this year’s Texas Sheep and Goat Expo Aug. 17 and 18 in San Angelo, coordinators said.                 The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service sponsored event headquarters in the First Community Spur Arena on the San Angelo Fairgrounds. […]

AgriLife Extension sets more West Texas seed cotton program sign-up workshops

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct more seed cotton program sign-up workshops in August to inform producers of the changes from the recently reinstated government program, an agency economist said. Bill Thompson of San Angelo said the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 brought cotton back into the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Big Country Wheat Conference slated for Aug. 23 in Abilene

ABILENE – A mix of topical but varied presentations geared toward wheat economics best describes the upcoming Big Country Wheat Conference hosted Aug. 23 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Abilene, organizers said. The day-long biennial event will be in the Big Country Hall located on the Taylor County Expo Center grounds at […]