Veterinary school tour part of Beef Cattle Short Course youth track program

COLLEGE STATION – A tour of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will be part of an in-depth youth track component of the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 6-8 in College Station. The youth track program is open to students ages 13 to 18 and is limited to 45 […]

Shan appointed director of Borlaug Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnologies

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Libo Shan has been appointed director of the Norman E. Borlaug Center Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, or IPGB, at Texas A&M University in College Station. “We are pleased to have Dr. Shan in this leadership role as we continue to discover new, innovative technologies that help solve complex challenges,” […]

Top turfgrass producers converge in Dallas, preview latest zoysia, St. Augustine research

DALLAS — About a dozen of Texas’ leading turfgrass producers toured Texas A&M AgriLife Research facilities where ongoing studies aim to breed the next generation of high quality, resilient turfgrass varieties for the consumer market. The Dallas turfgrass breeding team, led by AgriLife Research scientist Dr. Ambika Chandra, welcomed the Turfgrass Producers of Texas, or […]

AgriLife Extension, USDA expand veteran loan assistance for starting agribusinesses

DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue have announced expansion of loan opportunities through an ongoing initiative to help military veterans start their own agricultural businesses. Veterans participating in AgriLife Extension’s “From Battleground to Breaking Ground” program can now receive comprehensive and expedited one-on-one loan qualification assistance through […]

Texas Sen. Jane Nelson receives Extension in the City Award

GRAPEVINE —  Texas State Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, received the Extension in the City Award from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service during a ceremony at her office in Grapevine. “I strongly believe in the work the agency is doing,” said Nelson, who serves the 12th Senatorial District, which includes portions of Denton and […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research director to step down June 1

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Craig Nessler, director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research since 2009, will return as a faculty member in the department of horticultural sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station on June 1. “We commend Dr. Nessler for his many contributions to the agricultural research enterprise during his time as director,” said […]

Cleere, Bracher, Winters inducted into Texas A&M agricultural economics honor registry

COLLEGE STATION – Kirk Cleere (’81), Paul Bracher (’78) and David Winters (’64) have been inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University. The induction, during a reception and dinner at Texas A&M, was part of the 2018 Corrigan-Goddard Foundation Entrepreneurial Dreams Symposium at the […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 15, 2018

SAN ANGELO – The demand for sheep and goats continues to be strong in a growing market for meat, wool and mohair, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.   The demand for quality Texas sheep wool is high, which means producing a fleece is no longer a break-even enterprise for producers, said […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Extension converge at EarthX April 20-22

DALLAS – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will showcase environmental initiatives in more than 2,400 square feet of display booth space at EarthX April 20-22. “The world’s largest environmental experience,” according to EarthX’s event website, takes place at Fair Park, Dallas. The three-day event includes an exposition, conference and […]