New AgriLife Extension dairy specialist to be headquartered in Stephenville

STEPHENVILLE –  Dr. Jennifer Spencer joined the faculty at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Stephenville earlier this month as a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service dairy specialist. Spencer earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Idaho. Her research focused on management strategies and improving reproductive outcomes while […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Aug. 14, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Ongoing negotiations regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement and a looming trade war with China have spurred great uncertainty among Texas agriculture producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. China has set 25 percent tariffs on billions of dollars in U.S. goods, including commodities such as cotton, sorghum, […]

Hemphill County Mini-Ag Conference set Sept. 10 in Canadian

CANADIAN – The Hemphill County Mini-Ag Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be held Sept. 10 in the Hemphill County Exhibition Center, Sand Sage Room, 10865 Exhibition Road, Canadian. Registration will start at 8 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts, with the program starting at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided by […]

AgriLife Extension sets Callahan County Range Field Day for Sept. 18

BAIRD – Noxious plant control, water development and fencing are all on tap for the Callahan County Range Field Day to be conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Sept. 18 in Baird. The field day opens with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by the program from 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Individual registration is […]

Ag Law in the Field program set for Sept. 17 in Nacogdoches

NACOGDOCHES – An Ag Law in the Field program, which will cover lease agreements, estate planning and fence laws, will be held Sept. 17 in Nacogdoches. The program is free and open to the public. It begins with registration and meal at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6 p.m. at the Nacogdoches Expo […]

Consignments grow for AgriLife Texas Sheep and Goat Performance Sale event in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Plans are finalized and consignment numbers are up for the Texas A&M AgriLife Texas Sheep and Goat Performance Sale Aug. 18 immediately after the Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, organizers said. The expo, conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife, and billed as the state’s premier sheep and goat educational event, is set Aug. […]

2018 Texas A&M Beef Tour Sept. 12-14 to give attendees access to top ranches, facilities

LONGVIEW – A three-day educational tour of working cattle operations and Texas A&M AgriLife facilities across East and Central Texas is set for Sept. 12-14. The 2018 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Beef Tour will provide attendees behind-the-scenes insights to some of the most successful beef cattle ranches in the state as well as scientific facilities […]

Christmas tree growers to gather in Tyler Aug. 24-26

TYLER – The Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Smith County are co-sponsoring a workshop on Christmas tree production Aug. 24 in Tyler. The Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association 40th annual conference will follow on Aug. 25-26.  The workshop is $45, and advance registration is encouraged. It […]