Permian Basin Cotton Conference set Feb. 28 in Stanton

STANTON — The Permian Basin Cotton Conference will be held Feb. 28 at the Martin County Community Center, 301 St. Theresa St. in Stanton. The conference is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Howard, Martin, Midland, Reagan and Upton counties. “All of our cotton producers should plan on attending,” said Tommy […]

Earth-Kind Roses: What’s in a name?

SAN ANGELO — From Greek mythology to Shakespearean sonnets, roses have enchanted humankind and been featured prominently in literature for thousands of years. It’s no surprise that roses rank among the most popular of flowers year-round, although there is always a surge in demand come February. According to the Society of American Florists, 250 million […]

Concho Valley Cotton Conference, Growers Association meeting set Feb. 26

SAN ANGELO— The 2019 Concho Valley Cotton Conference and the Southern Rolling Plains Cotton Growers Association annual meeting will be held Feb. 26 at McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive, San Angelo. “The planning committee is excited about this year’s biennial conference,” said Josh Blanek, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Tom Green […]

Haley Kennedy joins District 7 as IPM agent

SAN ANGELO — Haley Kennedy joined District 7 as a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent on Feb. 1. She is the integrated pest management agent for Runnels and Tom Green counties. “I enjoyed working for AgriLife throughout my undergraduate and graduate education, so I knew I wanted a career working for AgriLife,” Kennedy said. […]

Boll weevil eradication pioneer Dr. Charles Allen retires from Texas A&M AgriLife

SAN ANGELO — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist Dr. Charles Allen retired last week after three decades of service to the agency. Allen, a professor and associate head of Texas A&M’s entomology department is an award-winning scientist who spent the last 10 years of his career in AgriLife Extension’s District 7, based in San […]

Texas Farm, Ranch and Wildlife Expo Set Feb. 19-20 in Abilene

ABILENE — The Texas Farm, Ranch and Wildlife Expo will run from Feb.19-20 at Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 State Highway 36 in Abilene. Co-sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Abilene Chamber of Commerce,  this free agribusiness event features seminars, equipment demonstrations and 150 vendor booths. This is the 20th year the two […]

GRUB Farm receives $1,000 donation from Lubbock County Master Gardeners Association

LUBBOCK- The Lubbock County Master Gardeners Association recently donated $1,000 to the South Plains Food Bank’s Growing Recruits for Urban Business Farm, also known as GRUB. The farm was burglarized in October, and the donation will assist with ongoing repairs and the cost of replacing stolen equipment. Led by director Jenifer Smith, the South Plains […]

AgriLife Extension honors two District 7 agents with career awards

SAN ANGELO – Two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents in District 7 were honored earlier this month at the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference at College Station. Retired AgriLife Extension agent Jane Rowan, Taylor County, was recognized with the Distinguished Career Award, while AgriLife Extension agent Tom Guthrie, Mills County, received a Superior Service Award. […]