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

Texas Sheep and Goat Expo youth component gearing up with hands-on learning

SAN ANGELO – Hands-on instruction will be the capstone for this year’s Texas Sheep and Goat Expo Youth Program sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, set for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 18 in the Auto Wrangler Sale Pavilion located on the San Angelo Fairgrounds, organizers said. Marty Vahlenkamp, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent […]

AgriLife Extension offers two June water programs for professionals, homeowners

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Tom Green County has two water programs planned in San Angelo during June — the first targets professional irrigators, the second is for homeowners. The Texas Water Star Conference for landscape professionals will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 8. Individual registration is $30 due upon […]

Wildlife for Business workshop set May 17 in Big Spring

BIG SPRING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others will conduct a Wildlife for Business workshop May 17 in Big Spring. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the program from 8 a.m.-noon at the G.C. Broughton Jr. Ag Complex, 2411 Echols St. on the Howard College campus. An Akaushi steak lunch co-sponsored […]

Texas A&M graduate Dr. Dan Fitzgerald earns British Ecological Society’s Haldane Prize

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Dan Fitzgerald has been awarded the Haldane Prize by the British Ecological Society for his work as lead author of a 2017 paper completed during his time as a doctoral student in the Texas A&M University department of wildlife and fisheries sciences, College Station.                 The JBS Haldane Early Career Researcher […]

Cancelled: AgriLife Extension’s Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference set May 3-4 in San Angelo  

SAN ANGELO – The Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference set May 3-4 in San Angelo at the McNease Convention Center and the accompanying tour of area ranches has been cancelled, the conference coordinator said. “Members of the planning committee decided to cancel this week’s Bennett Trust program in San Angelo,” said Josh Blanek, Texas A&M […]

AgriLife Extension announces two South Plains county agent transfers

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has announced two personnel transfers within the agency’s South Plains District that will be effective in coming weeks. Audra Graves, family and community health agent in Mitchell County, will transfer on April 30 to take the Hale County 4-H youth development position. Amy Kress, family and community […]

Experts: Cotton farmers may face increased bollworm pressure this season

COLLEGE STATION – Cotton farmers across the state could face a growing bollworm problem this season, said Dr. David Kerns, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist and statewide integrated pest management coordinator at College Station. For 15 years Bt transgenic cotton varieties have done a good job preventing bollworm damage across much of the U.S. […]

AgriLife Extension’s Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference May 3-4 sets tour of historic ranches

SAN ANGELO – Attendees to  the upcoming Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference May 3-4 in San Angelo are in for the rare treat of touring two area ranches, the conference coordinator said. “We will be touring two historic Concho Valley ranches — the Duff Ranch and the Head of the River Ranch — the second […]

AgriLife Extension to conduct seed cotton program sign-up workshops in May

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a number of seed cotton program sign-up Workshops in May to help producers become familiar with the changes brought about through the recently reinstated government program. All the meetings are free and share the same agenda. Meeting information, including AgriLife Extension agent contact information […]

Wildlife for Business workshop set May 17 in Big Spring

BIG SPRING – Wildlife for Business, a collaborative half-day workshop conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and Howard College at Big Spring, is set May 17 in Big Spring. Registration is set for 7:30 a.m. with the program to follow from 8 a.m.-noon followed by […]