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 […]

Texas Land Trends report shows changes in rural working lands, operators

SAN ANTONIO – Fragmentation of rural working lands, an increasing population and changes in landowner age, residency, land-use preferences and other factors are addressed in the new Texas Landowner Changes and Trends report. “The goal of this report is to describe the state’s growing population and the data relating to rural lands,” said Dr. Roel […]

Military veteran and beginning farmer, rancher entrepreneurial training Oct. 14-15 in Navasota

NAVASOTA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in cooperation with the Texas AgrAbility Project, U.S. Department of Agriculture and others, will kickoff a new military entrepreneurial project Oct. 14-15 in Navasota. The application period for this second Battleground to Breaking Ground Entrepreneurial Training Project will be until Sept. 29, coordinators said. An applicant webinar […]

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 […]

Registration open for 2018 Birding on the Border program

BRACKETTVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Birding the Border program from April 23-26 of next year at locations in Kinney and Val Verde counties. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. April 23 and conclude at 10:30 p.m. April 26. Birding locations will include sites at Fort Clark Springs, private […]

Cotton gin trash finding new life for electrical power

COLLEGE STATION – Finding sustainable markets for gin trash, wood chips and other waste products could be viable in producing more electrical power for a growing global population, according to researchers. A demonstration was held recently on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station showcasing a biomass-fueled fluidized bed gasifier, utilizing cotton gin […]

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 […]