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

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 […]

45th Annual Sheep and Goat Field Day, Texas Sheep and Goat Expo set for Aug. 17-18

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife agencies are putting the finishing touches on two major sheep and goat programs in San Angelo, both tailored to all segments of the production side of the industry, organizers said.   The 45th annual Sheep and Goat Field Day will be from 8-11:30 a.m. Aug. 17 at the Texas […]

Texas Master Naturalist program seeks applicants

COLLEGE STATION – Twenty Texas Master Naturalist chapters will be conducting training classes in fall and winter for volunteers wanting to learn about natural resource and conservation management, said the program’s assistant state coordinator. Mary Pearl Meuth, College Station, said the Texas Master Naturalist program has 48 chapters across the state tasked with developing a […]

AgriLife Extension names veteran agent to Taylor County post

ABILENE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Cody Hill the agency’s new agriculture and natural resources agent for Taylor County effective Aug. 1. The joint announcement was made by Taylor County Judge Downing Bolls and Marty Gibbs, AgriLife Extension district administrator at San Angelo. Gibbs said Hill will oversee all AgriLife Extension […]

AgriLife Extension’s Kimble County 4-H team named national wool judging champions

SONORA – The Kimble County 4-H senior wool judging team took top honors at the 58th National 4-H Wool Judging Contest in Sonora recently. The contest and a similar competition, the 18th Annual FFA Wool Judging Contest, highlighted the 81st annual Sonora Wool and Mohair Show June 19-21. The Kimble County 4-H team garnered 1,756 […]

Texas A&M is ‘go to’ authority on controlling international fire ant invasion

COLLEGE STATION – South Korea has asked Texas A&M University for help in stopping an alien pest new to their country, but all too familiar to most Texans, officials said.                 “The red imported fire ant has invaded Asia over the last few years, but the South Korean invasion is brand new,” said Dr. David […]

AgriLife Extension sets two youth learning experiences for July, August

DEL RIO – Plans are in place for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Val Verde County Extension Youth Summer Natural Resources Learning Series in Del Rio for incoming first through fifth graders.                  The first session will be “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Green Jay!” set for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July […]