Military-oriented agriculture program slated for Sept. 16 in Dayton

DAYTON – The Texas AgrAbility program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present an agricultural workshop primarily for military veterans Sept. 16 in Dayton. The free “Battleground to Breaking Ground” workshop will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Dayton Community Center, 801 S. Cleveland St. “This workshop will provide resources and education for military […]

Hinojosa, Haile, Narayanan, Bevers inducted into ag economics honor registry

COLLEGE STATION – Raul Hinojosa III, Daniel Haile, Christopher Narayanan and Stan Bevers have been inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University. The registry recognizes outstanding former students in the department of agricultural economics for meritorious accomplishments in their field. It is the highest […]

Master Marketer Program to be presented Sept. 18-Oct. 31 in Castroville

CASTROVILLE — The Master Marketer Program will be held in two-week intervals from Sept. 18-Oct. 31 at the Medina County Justice of Peace Court Precinct 2, 8366 Farm-to-Market Road 471 S. in Castroville. “This national, award-winning program is for agricultural producers and agribusiness leaders seeking to develop the skills and learn the tools to manage […]

Military veteran-oriented farm tour, workshop slated for Aug. 4-5 in Dallas

DALLAS – The Texas AgrAbility program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a back-to-back farm tour and workshop in Dallas. The activities, to be held at different locations, are oriented to veterans but also open to beginning farmers and ranchers as well as individuals with disabilities, coordinators said. The farm tour will […]

4-H Veterinary Camp teaches clinical skills, hands-on activities

COLLEGE STATION – Youth from across Texas recently participated in 4-H Veterinary Camp, building on skills and knowledge needed to achieve mastery in the certification program. The event coincided with Texas 4-H Roundup week. Upon completion of the week-long instruction, students received Beef Quality Assurance certification from the Texas Beef Council and obtained 33 of […]

Research group focuses on economics of transportation needs for rural elderly

COLLEGE STATION – A multidisciplinary team of researchers is examining economic issues associated with providing transportation for the rural elderly and other socially disadvantaged populations. The aging baby boomer population is increasing the importance of mobility issues, including transportation, to society, the researchers said, also noting studies are needed to examine potential alternatives to increase […]

Grant project to create online tool to assist in rural economic development

COLLEGE STATION – An online modeling tool to assist with identifying potential economic development opportunities in rural communities will be developed as part of a collaborative effort led by Texas A&M AgriLife, Iowa State University and Michigan State University. By analyzing federal employment and payroll statistics or “big data” the research team will more accurately […]

New Texas A&M AgriLife facility trains pest control pros

DALLAS – A new training facility for pest management professionals has opened its doors at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Dallas, where entomologists converted a graduate student dormitory into what they now call “ground zero for pest control training in Texas.” The facility is called IPM Experience House after the science-based approach […]

Texas A&M AgriLife experts on tax-free holiday: Choose wisely

DALLAS – A state tax-free holiday on “water-efficient products” from May 27-29 includes all plants, trees and grasses for non-commercial shoppers, according to the Texas Comptroller’s Office. Texas A&M AgriLife Research horticulturists urge residents to be vigilant in selecting plant life that conserves water resources. “We know a good number of plant species out there […]

High-quality cotton attracting export demand, higher prices

COLLEGE STATION – The 2016 U.S. cotton crop produced high yields and high-quality fiber, triggering a spike in export demand and higher market prices, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. “No question, we had high-quality cotton produced in 2016 that was widespread across the board,” said Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Extension cotton […]