Painter new AgriLife Extension agent for Shackleford County

Starting Nov. 11, Kloey Cargill Painter will be the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Shackleford County.  “We are excited to have Kloey as the Shackelford County agent,” said Marty Gibbs, District 7 AgriLife Extension administrator, San Angelo. “Her experiences in Brewster, Jeff Davis and Throckmorton counties will be invaluable […]

Land and Livestock Workshop set Nov. 21 in Comstock

Topics to include wild pigs, post-anthrax deer management The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a multi-county land and livestock program on Nov. 21 in Comstock.  Presented by the AgriLife Extension offices of Terrell and Val Verde counties, the event will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with registration at 9:30 a.m. It will be […]

AgriLife puppies: Goat and sheep dogs in training

LGDs can be bonded to almost any species,” Costanzo said. “They also do a great job when bonded to poultry. Free-range poultry operations in California are using dogs to guard against predators.” Most likely the puppies will guard the flocks and herds belonging to AgriLife Research upon graduation. The plan is for two to remain […]

Texas A&M Forest Service offers $17,500 in grant funds for Texas High Plains vegetative fuel breaks

The Texas A&M Forest Service wants landowners in the High Plains to know they may be eligible for funding that would assist in the creation of vegetative fuel breaks on private lands. Through Dec. 20, Texas A&M Forest Service will be accepting grant applications. The agency will reimburse each grant recipient up to $2,500 for […]

Farm Bill sessions scheduled for West Texas

Series kicks off Oct. 15 in Tom Green County The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled a series of informative Farm Bill sessions across West Texas over the next three months. “The focus of the meetings will be in updating program yields and choosing between Agricultural Risk Coverage, ARC, and Price Loss Coverage, PLC,” […]

Building Strong Families conference set Oct. 24 in Lubbock

Spanish sessions offered The 24th annual Building Strong Families Conference will be held on Oct. 24 at the Broadway Church of Christ, 1924 Broadway Ave., Lubbock. The conference will run from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., with registration and breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $12, which includes breakfast and lunch. Attendance is limited to […]

Holland joins AgriLife Extension as agent for Cochran County

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service hired David Holland as the new AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Cochran County. “I’m excited with the hiring of David as the AgriLife Extension agent in Cochran County,” said Michael Clawson, AgriLife Extension district administrator, Lubbock. “His maturity, work ethic and desire to help people will […]

Money talk for students set Oct. 17 at Howard Payne University

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding a workshop for students, Building Wealth on a Ramen Noodle Budget, on Oct. 17 at Howard Payne University, 1000 Fisk St. in Brownwood. This talk is part of the HPU Student Government Association’s Buzz Talk series.  The free event will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the […]