China’s largest fertilizer manufacturer visits Texas A&M agriculture researchers

COLLEGE STATION – China’s largest fertilizer company’s senior management and top distributors recently met with Texas A&M researchers in their first stop of a week-long tour to learn about U.S. agricultural practices. The Stanley Agricultural Group visited Texas A&M to explore collaboration opportunities with Texas A&M AgrLife Research and the department of soil and crop […]

Rainwater harvesting program set for March 29 in Copperas Cove

COPPERAS COVE –  “Rainwater Harvesting for Homeowners” is set for 6-8 p.m. on March 29 at the Copperas Cove Public Library, 501 S. Main St. The event is hosted by the Lampasas River Watershed Partnership, Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and the Texas State Soil and Water […]

Estate Planning Workshop slated for April 5 in Leon Springs

SAN ANTONIO – An Estate Planning Workshop will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 5 in the Holiday Room of Rudy’s Barbecue, 24152 West Interstate 10 in Leon Springs. The program is sponsored by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service’s Bexar County  Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and Bexar County Soil and Water Conservation […]

Texas A&M AgriLife bids farewell to Vice Chancellor, Dean Mark A. Hussey

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Mark A. Hussey is quick to credit the people of Texas A&M AgriLife for his successful nine years as vice chancellor and dean for agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M University. “You are only as good as the people around you, and I will tell you that I’ve had absolutely […]

County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas receives AgriLife Extension award

COLLEGE STATION – The County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas was honored recently as the recipient of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Partnership Award. The award recognizes vital alliances with agencies, organizations and others beyond the Texas A&M University System, according to agency officials. The award was given at the 60th V. G. […]

Texas A&M hires new leader of agriculture college, agencies

COLLEGE STATION — The Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System unanimously voted Thursday to hire a nationally recognized leader in nutritional science and a member of the National Academy of Sciences to lead Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the System’s agriculture agencies. As the incoming vice chancellor […]

Battleground to Breaking Ground Entrepreneurial Training project accepting applications

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in cooperation with the Texas AgrAbility Project, U.S. Department of Agriculture and others, is accepting applications for their Battleground to Breaking Ground Entrepreneurial Training project now through March 18. Application instructions can be found at The kickoff for the new entrepreneurial “cohort” group, which is expected […]

Hillingdon Ranch tour shows visitors ‘Texas-style’ sheep raising

COMFORT — More than  70 people attending the 2018 American Sheep Industry Convention in San Antonio, including those from several U.S. states, Canada and Australia, got a firsthand look at sheep production in Texas during their recent tour of Hillingdon Ranch in Comfort. The group was given an inside look at the operation of the […]