Sprague joins Hockley County as AgriLife Extension assistant agent

LUBBOCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired John Sprague as the assistant agriculture and natural resources agent for Hockley County. “When you meet John, you quickly recognize his strong desire to help people and his enthusiasm to be engaged in both agriculture and youth related programs,” said Michael Clawson, AgriLife Extension district […]

Lampasas, Mills counties range tour set Oct. 15 at Herring Ranch

LOMETA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding the Lampasas and Mills counties range tour on Oct. 15. The event will run from 9 a.m.-noon at Herring Ranch, which is 5 miles northwest of Lometa on U.S. Highway 183. Participants should meet at the ranch gate at 8:30 a.m. for registration. The […]

Water wells need to be tested after flood 

COLLEGE STATION — Private water well owners whose wells flooded during Tropical Depression Imelda should assume that their well water is contaminated until tested, said Diane Boellstorff, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist. “You should not use water from a flooded well for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing your teeth or even […]

Hill Country Cattlemen’s Conference set Oct. 16

SAN SABA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding the Hill Country Cattlemen’s Conference on Oct. 16.  The multi-county event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Jordan Cattle Auction Arena at 1310 W. U.S. Highway 190 in San Saba. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. The AgriLife Extension offices of Mills, […]

QuickBooks Pro workshop set Oct. 3 in Lamesa

LAMESA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a QuickBooks Pro 2018 for Desktop workshop from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Oct. 3. The workshop will be held at the AgriLife Extension office of Dawson County at 400 S. First St. in Lamesa. Preregistration is required by Sept. 30 by calling 806-677-5667 or emailing […]

Livestock guardian dog fall field day set Oct. 25 in Munday

MUNDAY — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a livestock guardian dog field day Oct. 25 in Munday. The livestock guardian dog, or LGD, event will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Munday Events Center at 348 S. Cedar Ave. It will also include a visit to a local ranch that utilizes […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 17, 2019

COLLEGE STATION – Texas wheat acres are being prepared and planted, and despite fewer acres, projections are for a high-yield 2020. U.S. Department of Agriculture planting projections suggest producers will plant 1% less wheat than last year nationally. Last year, around 4.5 million acres of wheat were planted in Texas. But the USDA expects acres […]

Rolling Plains Summer Field Day set Sept. 24 at Chillicothe Research Station

CHILLICOTHE – The annual Rolling Plains Summer Field Day, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Vernon, is set for Sept. 24 at the agency’s Chillicothe Research Station, 1340 Farm-to-Market Road 392, Chillicothe. The free program will begin with registration at 8 a.m. followed by the field tour from 9-11:30 a.m. […]

Brush, rangeland management workshop set Oct. 23 in Andrews

ANDREWS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a brush and rangeland management field day on Oct. 23.  The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the AgriLife Extension office for Andrews County at 851 E. Broadway St., Andrews. Registration at the door begins at 8:30 a.m., but RSVPs are requested by Oct. […]

Texas A&M-led study seeks to understand management factors affecting bovine respiratory disease risk

AMARILLO – Animal welfare, sustainability and economics are affected when beef cattle suffer from bovine respiratory disease, or BRD. “BRD is hard to simplify as there are multiple risk factors and pathogens involved, but it is one of the biggest health issues facing the beef and dairy industries,” said Sarah Capik, D.V.M., Ph.D., assistant professor […]