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 http://txagrability.tamu.edu/bgbget-application/. 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 […]

Texas A&M AgriLife, Colorado State team up for beef export project

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife and Colorado State University researchers are teaming to evaluate production practice risks to beef trade, develop educational materials and programs to assist producers with meeting requirements for exporting to China, and helping the U.S. beef industry capitalize on future export trade revenue. The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Foreign Agricultural Service […]

Farm tour, agricultural workshop slated Feb. 16-17 in Corpus Christi, Robstown

CORPUS CHRISTI — The Texas AgrAbility program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a farm tour and workshop Feb. 16-17 in Corpus Christi and Robstown, respectively. The activities are free and oriented toward veterans, but also open to beginning farmers and ranchers as well as individuals with disabilities, coordinators said. To preregister […]

Amosson ‘figures’ the bottom line has come

AMARILLO – Dr. Steve Amosson says he just ran out of time before getting all the projects he wanted done, but the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in Amarillo is going to retire Jan. 31 after more than 40 years with the Texas A&M University System. “I can see where we should be headed […]

Jan. 29 Texas Ag Forum to feature farm bill discussions

AUSTIN – Agricultural policy and political considerations for the new farm bill will highlight the Jan. 29 Texas Ag Forum at the Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 Hotel Drive in Austin. The forum, scheduled from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., will feature experts from all major commodities providing both policy and market outlook projections. “For more than 30 […]