Quail Appreciation Day set for March 21 at Long Acres Ranch

RICHMOND — Landowners with an interest in quail management, hunters, wildlife enthusiasts and others will enjoy learning about one of Texas’ most iconic avian species during the Quail Appreciation Day on March 21 in Richmond, said event coordinators. The event will be from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Long Acres Ranch Education Center, 2335 Williams Way Blvd. […]

Texas Well Owner Network training set for Feb. 22 in Marlin

MARLIN — A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in the Falls County Courthouse, 125 Bridge St., County Court Room 110 in Marlin. The Well Educated training for private water well owners is free and open to the […]

Think Pink: Texas A&M student aids in discovery of fluorescent pink flying squirrel

COLLEGE STATION – The North American flying squirrel fluoresces pink at night under ultraviolet light, but the purpose of the pink color is still a mystery to researchers. Allison Kohler, a graduate student in the Texas A&M University wildlife and fisheries department in College Station, helped make this discovery as well as affirm other flying […]

Producer drought management to be focus of Feb. 19 program in El Paso

EL PASO – An educational program called “Managing Under Drought: Water Management Information for Growers in the Middle Rio Grande” will be offered Feb. 19 in El Paso. The program is free and will be held from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center in El Paso, 1380 A&M Circle. The Texas […]

Institute to hold meeting on water quality Feb. 6 in Victoria

VICTORIA – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a Feb. 6 meeting on improving water quality in the Garcitas and Arenosa creeks watersheds that feed into Matagorda Bay. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be at 1 p.m. at the Victoria County 4-H Activity Center, 259 Bachelor […]

Texas Brigades youth leadership summer camps accepting applications

SAN ANGELO –Texas Brigades is now accepting applications for its youth summer camps. The seven leadership camps focus on natural resources and wildlife conservation and are open to youth 13-17 years of age. The all-inclusive tuition for each camp is $500 per participant and the application deadline is March 15. Each camp features a single […]

Institute to hold water quality meeting Feb. 19 in Rogers

ROGERS – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting Feb. 19 in Rogers for anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Big Elm Creek watershed. TWRI is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas […]

Texas Water Resources Institute to host roundtable Jan. 31 in Waco

WACO — The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a watershed coordinator roundtable Jan. 31 in Waco for water and natural resource professionals. The free event will be from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Texas Farm Bureau Conference and Training Center, 7410 Fish Pond Road. Coordinators said the training is part of the […]

Ling honored with AgriLife Extension Superior Service award

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service presented its Superior Service – Extension Program Specialist Award to Ward Ling, who has served as watershed coordinator for the Geronimo and Alligator Creek Watershed Project since 2009. The Superior Service awards are the highest award presented by the agency, and recipients were honored Jan. 8 […]

‘Last chance’ CEU opportunities offered Jan. 22-23 in Austin

ISB and TNLA units offered in addition to TDA continuing education units Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Noel Troxclair, 512-854-9600, noel.troxclair@ag.tamu.edu AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present two “last chance” opportunities Jan. 22-23 in Austin for private pesticide, commercial and non-commercial applicator license holders seeking Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units. […]