61st V.G. Young School for County Commissioners Courts Feb. 19-21 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – More than 400 county commissioners and judges have registered for the 61st annual V.G. Young School for County Government, which runs Feb. 19-21 at the College Station Hilton. The conference is hosted by the V.G. Young Institute, part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The institute was formed in 1969 and […]

Engaging Rural Communities Conference set April 4-5 in Austin

AUSTIN – Addressing the future needs of rural Texas is the focus of the 2019 Engaging Rural Communities Conference April 4-5 at the Austin Midtown Holiday Inn, 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin. The conference is hosted by the Texas Rural Leadership Program, or TRLP, in partnership with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas […]

Boll weevil eradication pioneer Dr. Charles Allen retires from Texas A&M AgriLife

SAN ANGELO — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist Dr. Charles Allen retired last week after three decades of service to the agency. Allen, a professor and associate head of Texas A&M’s entomology department is an award-winning scientist who spent the last 10 years of his career in AgriLife Extension’s District 7, based in San […]

Texas State Chemist Office continues aflatoxin assistance in Kenya

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Tim Herrman, state chemist and professor at Texas A&M University in College Station, and academia representatives from Kenya recently conducted a workshop with dignitaries from Meru County, Kenya to collaborate in developing a plan to manage aflatoxin. The workshop included assembly members, executives of agriculture and public health agencies and private […]

AgriLife Research, Australia Department of Agriculture and Water Resources enter partnership

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources have entered into a cooperative research initiative to promote food, water security and international development. Dr. Patrick Stover, AgriLife Research director, and Australian Ambassador to the U.S.,  Joe Hockey, signed the agreement at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center on the […]

Chicken wing consumption Super Bowl Sunday expected to spike production, prices

COLLEGE STATION – The Super Bowl spike related to chicken wing consumption in the U.S. is an annual trend that stresses poultry production and inflates prices, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.  The National Chicken Council reported Americans will consume 1.38 billion of the unofficial game-day menu staple – the chicken wing – […]

Taylor receives Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Award

COLLEGE STATION – The Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership, or TALL,  program has honored Daniel Taylor with the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented recently at the Austin Club during a “Tribute to Texas Leadership” reception, hosted by The Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. TALL program alumni, the Texas A&M […]

Patil named Foreign Fellow, keynote speaker by Indian Horticulture Society

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Bhimu Patil, director of the Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center at Texas A&M University in College Station, has been named a Foreign Fellow by the Horticultural Society of India. Patil was selected for “his innovative research and global collaborations to develop consumer-to-farm approaches that link produce and health with food and […]

AgriLife Research institute to address chronic disease epidemic

COLLEGE STATION – With a goal of Texas serving as a world model on lowering diet-related healthcare costs due to chronic diseases, the Institute for Precision Nutrition, Responsive Agriculture and Health – led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research – received approval Thursday by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. “It will become the […]