Two Beef Quality Assurance courses offered in East Texas this May

MOUNT PLEASANT – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer two Beef Quality Assurance Training events in East Texas in late May. Both events are free and open to the public and are in collaboration with the Texas Beef Council and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. The events are sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.  […]

AgriLife Extension’s Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference May 3-4 sets tour of historic ranches

SAN ANGELO – Attendees to  the upcoming Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference May 3-4 in San Angelo are in for the rare treat of touring two area ranches, the conference coordinator said. “We will be touring two historic Concho Valley ranches — the Duff Ranch and the Head of the River Ranch — the second […]

Rosson appointed Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service interim director

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Parr Rosson has been appointed interim director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents during its meeting Thursday at Prairie View University. Rosson is head of the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University in College Station and an AgriLife Extension […]

Ranch sorting school, competition set for May 19 in Mercedes

MERCEDES — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Cinch Ranch Sorting National Championship, or CRSNC, will present the South Texas Western Heritage Ranch Sorting School and Competition May 19 in Mercedes. Activities will be held in the Payne Auto Group Rodeo Arena of the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Inc., 1000 Texas Ave. […]

AgriLife Extension to conduct seed cotton program sign-up workshops in May

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a number of seed cotton program sign-up Workshops in May to help producers become familiar with the changes brought about through the recently reinstated government program. All the meetings are free and share the same agenda. Meeting information, including AgriLife Extension agent contact information […]

Both data, visual aspects of cattle count when making purchases

FORT WORTH  – When buying female replacement cattle or breeding bulls, it’s important to use data and visual observations to make the best selections, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jason Cleere, beef cattle specialist from College Station, gave a series of demonstrations on conformation at the recent Texas and Southwestern […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – April 17, 2018

OVERTON – Warm-season grasses are breaking dormancy but not actively growing yet in many parts of the state, so producers should hold the fertilizer, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.  Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton, said despite warm days, including temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s, nighttime and […]

AgriLife Extension offers new agricultural leasing fact sheet

AMARILLO – Texas landowners have a new tool when it comes to determining agricultural leasing rates. Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural law specialist in Amarillo, has published the fact sheet “Negotiating a Fair Cash Lease Rate in Texas.” The document is available as a free download at “One of the most […]