National pest control pros scurry to Texas Rodent Academy

DALLAS — Pest control professionals from companies in Utah, Georgia, New York and across Texas converged in Dallas for three days to train alongside Texas A&M AgriLife Extension entomologists on controlling rodent infestations. “We were especially pleased to get Dr. Bobby Corrigan, one of the top rodentologists in the country, to reinvent his New York […]

AgriLife Extension to train all Texas wellness volunteers at once

DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, from Jan. 23 – Feb. 28, will conduct the first simultaneous training of all its health and wellness outreach volunteers across the state. The 40-hour statewide training is for AgriLife Extension’s Master Wellness Volunteer Program, which trains Texans to help educate the public on wellness and preventive […]

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 […]

New cookbook a tool in statewide preventative health initiative

DALLAS — A new cookbook by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Dinner Tonight program offers more than 100 healthy recipes as the agency launches Healthy Texas, its statewide public outreach initiative on chronic disease prevention. Recipe categories in the cookbook, titled Essentials, include starters, five ingredients or less, salads, one pot-one pan, simple side […]

Landowner workshop to review property protection laws, practices

LLANO – An Oct. 6 workshop in Llano will serve as a landowner’s crash course on the legal aspects of property protection, program coordinators said Speakers from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Land Conservancy fill an agenda that includes discussions about Llano River conservation, conservation easements, estate […]

Healthy cooking school Sept. 21 in Marshall

MARSHALL – Residents are welcome to learn about using honey in health-conscious meals during a “Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School” Sept. 21 in Marshall. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event is sponsored by the Marshall Beekeeping Association and will feature easy, nutritious, cost-effective and tasty meals prepared with local honey, said Louraiseal McDonald, AgriLife […]

Fort Worth workshop to review legal protections for landowners

FORT WORTH – A Sept. 29 workshop in Fort Worth will guide landowners through the legal aspects of protecting their property under a range of circumstances. Conservation easements, estate tax planning, fencing law and condemnation strategy are all part of an agenda that includes speakers from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University […]