East Texas Forage Conference set Aug. 25 in Carthage

CARTHAGE – Beef cattle and forage producers can learn about everything from winter pasture options to herbicide applications at the annual East Texas Forage Conference Aug. 25 in Carthage, coordinators said. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk and Upshur counties have teamed with sponsors and the Texas Beef Council […]

Winter grazing program set Aug. 24 in Overton

OVERTON – Beef cattle producers hoping to cut costs and maximize winter grazing should attend an Aug. 24 program in Overton focused on reducing winter feeding with stockpiled forages and winter pasture, coordinators said. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program will be presented by Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, and Dr. […]

Dallas turf breeder reelected to Texas A&M University System research council

DALLAS – Dr. Ambika Chandra, lead scientist of the turfgrass breeding program at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Dallas, has been reelected to a new three-year term representing Texas A&M AgriLife Research on the Texas A&M University System Council of Principal Investigators, or CPI. The CPI serves as an interface between researchers […]

Gainesville, Clarksville Beef Quality Assurance Training programs scheduled in July

OVERTON – Two Beef Quality Assurance Training events will be in North and Northeast Texas during July. The training events are a collaborative effort among the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Beef Council and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. There is no cost to attend, but organizers request RSVPs to ensure accurate […]

Annual Northeast Texas Horticultural Field Day a hit with ornamental lovers

OVERTON – Patti Cates, of Hughes Springs, planted her pink flag among the fiery red and orange Zahara Double Fire blooms. The flag signified the flower as one of her favorites among more than 500 ornamental varieties on display June 29 at the 24th annual Northeast Texas Horticultural Field Day. Cates and her husband Tony […]

Field day opens Temple research center to the public

TEMPLE – The first field day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Temple and U.S. Department of Agriculture Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory in more than 30 years allowed public access to ongoing research and the scientists. Around 75 attendees toured the 600-acre facility to hear presentations by Texas A&M […]

East Texas Horticultural Field Day in Overton June 29 to feature hundreds of ornamental varieties

OVERTON – The 2017 East Texas Horticultural Field Day will feature more than 500 ornamental plant and vegetable trial varieties for public viewing, along with presentations by experts at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton. The event, slated for June 29, will be held rain or shine. Gardeners, professional landscape managers […]

Wild pig management workshop set for April 26 in Lampasas

LAMPASAS – Texas A&M AgriLife will conduct a Wild Pig Management workshop for area landowners and the public April 26 in Lampasas. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, 2974 S. U.S. Highway 281. It is is a joint effort among Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, […]

Produce safety course set for April 28 in Overton

OVERTON – A produce safety course will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053 N. in Overton on April 28. The course will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $100 for individuals, couples from the same household or co-workers from the […]

Learn to burn at prescribed fire workshop April 21 in Canton

CANTON – A workshop focused on prescribed burning will be April 21 in Canton. The event, co-sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M Forest Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will begin with registration at 8 a.m. at the Van Zandt County Farm Bureau, 281 E. Texas Highway 243. Cost […]