Last chance CEU training set Feb. 23 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County will present its 2018 “last chance” continuing education unit program Feb. 23. A total of 10 units will be offered that day through two five-hour blocks, each with its own registration. Both will offer five continuing education units – one laws and regulations, one integrated […]

Registration open for Texas Brigades summer youth camps

SAN ANGELO – The Texas Brigades, a series of seven youth leadership camps centered around various wildlife and natural resource subjects, are open for registration, organizers said. Dr. Dale Rollins, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist at San Angelo and the camps’ founder, said applications are now being accepted, but must be in by […]

Water quality training to be presented Feb. 15 in Palacios

PALACIOS – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Carancahua Bay and Tres Palacios watersheds will be held from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 15 at the First United Methodist Church, 209 Lucas Ave., Palacios. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water […]

Earth-Kind Landscape Design and Management School slated for February

MCKINNEY — Anyone can design, plant and manage an attractive landscape that is low-maintenance and tolerant to heat, drought and torrential rain, “the ultimate in environmental responsibility,” said Dr. Steve George, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service landscape specialist in Dallas. George is creator of the Earth-Kind Environmental Landscape Management System and organizer of the annual […]

Cedar Bayou water quality training rescheduled for Feb. 8

MONT BELVIEU – Due to inclement weather, the Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Cedar Bayou originally scheduled for Jan. 17 is postponed to Feb. 8, program coordinators said. “The rescheduled workshop time and location will be the same; only the date will be different,” said Michael Kuitu, Texas A&M AgriLife […]

A Quail’s Tale

COLLEGE STATION – One of the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute’s most popular “spokespersons” for quail appreciation and conservation isn’t a person at all, but a sociable 6-inch-tall northern bobwhite named Kirby. “We have been using Kirby as a ‘life model’ for a variety of educational programs and activities related to the conservation of quail and […]

Water well screenings offered for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are collaborating to offer another set of water testing opportunities for private well owners in areas affected by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. AgriLife Extension’s Texas Well Owner Network is collaborating with Rebuild Texas, Virginia Tech and others to provide free water testing for total coliform and […]

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for Feb. 22-23 in Kyle and San Antonio

KYLE/SAN ANTONIO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is hosting two residential rainwater harvesting and turf management trainings in Kyle and San Antonio on Feb. 22 and 23, respectively. Both events are free and open to the public. Participants at either training can also have their soil tested free […]

Youth learn soil conservation, nature appreciation at Long Acres Ranch

RICHMOND –Long Acres Ranch near Richmond recently hosted four groups of fourth- and fifth-grade students from Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, providing firsthand instruction on soil erosion and its effect on the environment. “We were not even officially open before these final groups of 2017 came and to date we’ve already had more than 2,000 […]