Earth-Kind Landscape Design and Management School slated for February

MCKINNEY — Anyone can design, plant and manage an attractive landscape that is low-maintenance and tolerant to heat, drought and torrential rain, “the ultimate in environmental responsibility,” said Dr. Steve George, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service landscape specialist in Dallas. George is creator of the Earth-Kind Environmental Landscape Management System and organizer of the annual […]

TALL educates agriculture leaders to meet present, future challenges

TYLER – Kevin Proctor has spent many years as an agriculture equipment salesman in Tyler, but participation in the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership gave him a greater appreciation of the complex system needed to produce and move enough food to feed millions. The Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership, or TALL, program is a life-changing experience that […]

Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program touring East Texas Jan. 22-26

TYLER – The Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership, or TALL, program, which molds and connects agricultural advocates from around the state and prepares them as problem solvers for local, state, national and global challenges, will tour East Texas Jan. 22-26. Members of the media are invited to visit with TALL administrators and class members during the […]

East Texas Pasture Management Program in Overton Feb. 23

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, Contact: Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, 903-834-6191, Overton – The East Texas Pasture Management Program is a half-day herbicide and pesticide training scheduled Feb. 23 in Overton. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market 3053, will be $25 if […]

East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference set Feb. 23 in Lufkin

LUFKIN — The East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference Feb. 23 will offer professional and amateur producers tips on everything from fruit and nut tree grafting and weed control to critter and pollinator management, coordinators said. The conference, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be at Pitser Garrison Convention Center, 601 N. […]

Texas A&M AgriLife horticulturists: Protect landscapes from freeze

DALLAS – A few simple practices can give outdoor plants a chance to survive the coming freeze, but picking the right plants ahead of planting is the best defense against low winter temperatures. That’s the seasonal message from horticulturists of Water University, a joint public outreach program on water conservation and quality protection by Texas […]

Four States Cattle Conference set Dec. 14 in Texarkana

TEXARKANA — The fifth annual Four States Cattle Conference will provide relevant information about how cattle producers can improve operational profitability amid a challenging market, coordinators said.    The conference will be Dec. 14 at the Texas A&M University of Texarkana University Center Building, 7101 University Ave. in Texarkana.  Cost is $70 per couple, $45 […]

Winemaking certificate students uncork first bottles

COLLEGE STATION — The first students who will earn certificates in winemaking, or enology, from Texas A&M University, College Station, have uncorked their first bottles. The enology class began working with wine in September as the university launched the certificate program, said Dr. Andreea Botezatu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service enology specialist in College Station. […]

Greenhouse, nursery regulatory pesticide applicator compliance workshop Dec. 1 in Overton

OVERTON – A greenhouse and nursery regulatory compliance workshop for pesticide applicators is scheduled for Dec. 1 in Overton. The workshop will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Overton, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop is specifically designed for greenhouse ornamental and nursery growers, […]

Wine-grape growers workshop Dec. 15 in Canton

CANTON – A workshop for prospective wine grape growers is Dec. 15 in Canton. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event is focused on educating residents in growing grapes as a hobby and commercially where favorable to their production in Texas.  The workshop will be a full day of research-based education information to prepare attendees […]