Permian Basin Cotton Conference set Feb. 28 in Stanton

STANTON — The Permian Basin Cotton Conference will be held Feb. 28 at the Martin County Community Center, 301 St. Theresa St. in Stanton. The conference is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Howard, Martin, Midland, Reagan and Upton counties. “All of our cotton producers should plan on attending,” said Tommy […]

Six Ranchers Leasing Workshops scheduled across Texas

AMARILLO – The 2019 schedule for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s popular Ranchers Leasing Workshop programs has been released, according to its presenters. “We focus on legal issues related to grazing, hunting and livestock leases, including why leases should be in writing, how to determine the payment structure and rate, and key terms to include,” […]

AgriLife Extension hires three agents to serve Wise, Wichita, Childress counties

VERNON – Three new agents have been added to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service staff across the Rolling Plains, District 3, with headquarters in Vernon. “I’m excited to be hiring these new agents,” said Dale Dunlap, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon. “Each of them brings their own positive attributes to the agency. All […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Feb. 12, 2019

COLLEGE STATION – A full soil moisture profile and tightened supplies could mean a good year for grain growers, if they can get their crops planted in time, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. MARKET CONDITIONS Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report […]

Concho Valley Cotton Conference, Growers Association meeting set Feb. 26

SAN ANGELO— The 2019 Concho Valley Cotton Conference and the Southern Rolling Plains Cotton Growers Association annual meeting will be held Feb. 26 at McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive, San Angelo. “The planning committee is excited about this year’s biennial conference,” said Josh Blanek, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Tom Green […]

Continued strong grain demand expected for 2019

WACO – Growing demand in developing markets will help fuel optimism for Texas grain producers this growing season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Jason Johnson, AgriLife Extension economist at Stephenville, told producers at the recent Blackland Income Growth Conference that world demand for grain products has been steadily growing. “We’ve […]

Haley Kennedy joins District 7 as IPM agent

SAN ANGELO — Haley Kennedy joined District 7 as a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent on Feb. 1. She is the integrated pest management agent for Runnels and Tom Green counties. “I enjoyed working for AgriLife throughout my undergraduate and graduate education, so I knew I wanted a career working for AgriLife,” Kennedy said. […]

AgriLife Extension study: Forage sorghum silage viable option with sugarcane aphid control

AMARILLO – Forage sorghum silage in the Texas High Plains is a viable option with sugarcane aphid control, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service study. Texas High Plains feedlots and dairies demand large quantities of quality silages. While corn is the predominant silage crop, declining well capacities and pumping restrictions are prompting interest […]

Hill Country land stewardship conference set April 25-26 in Kerrville

KERRVILLE – The Hill Country has its own special needs when it comes to managing livestock and wildlife and incorporating the millions of individuals who come to vacation, hunt and relax in the ranching environments. The sixth annual Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service April 25-26 in Kerrville […]