Farm tour, veteran agriculture program slated Oct. 19-20 in San Angelo area

SAN ANGELO – The Texas AgrAbility Program and Battleground to Breaking Ground Project of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a farm tour and agricultural business workshop Oct. 19-20 in the San Angelo area for veterans, individuals with disabilities, and beginning farmers and ranchers. “The tour and workshop are both free and open […]

Dairy conference set for Oct. 31 in Sulphur Springs

SULPHUR SPRINGS – The Northeast Texas Fall Dairy Conference, set for Oct. 31, will provide a variety of topics related to the dairy industry presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. The event will be held at the Southwest Dairy Museum, 1200 Houston St. in Sulphur Springs. It begins at 9:30 a.m. with registration […]

Row crop grower education program set for Oct. 16 in Weslaco

WESLACO – Lower Rio Grande Valley row crop growers have a chance to learn practical ways to maximize efficiency and productivity in furrow irrigated production at a half-day education program Oct. 16 in Weslaco. The Texas Water Resources Institute, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Water Development Board are co-hosting the program. […]

Texas A&M AgriLife to lead consortium in establishing Center for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife will lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners in establishing a new Department of Homeland Security Center for Excellence for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate announced Oct. 1 the selection of Texas A&M University to lead the consortium […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 2, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Drought and untimely late-summer rains likely will mean a subpar 2018 growing season for many Texas cotton producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.    Dr. Gaylon Morgan, AgriLife Extension statewide cotton specialist, College Station, said Texas cotton producers dealt with a myriad of challenges in 2018, including cool […]

Ranchers Leasing Workshop set for Nov. 8 in Waco

WACO – A half-day Ranchers Leasing Workshop set for Nov. 8 in Waco will cover all aspects of leasing including grazing, hunting and livestock. The free workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McLennan County Community College Emergency Services Education Center, 7601 Steinbeck Road in Waco. Lunch will be sponsored […]

Maeda joins AgriLife Extension cotton program in Lubbock

LUBBOCK – Dr. Murilo Maeda is returning to his roots when he trades the Texas coast for the South Plains to take the position as Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cotton specialist in Lubbock, effective Oct. 1. “My family’s roots run deep into the cotton industry, and I would like to contribute to its improvement,” […]

AgriLife Extension to present grazing lease meeting Oct. 8 in Claude

CLAUDE – Producers from throughout the Texas Panhandle are invited to a Grazing Lease Meeting Oct. 8 in Claude hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Armstrong County. Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist in Amarillo, will be the guest speaker, and provide attendees with information on the following topics: Why […]

Texas A&M AgriLife brings public health, conservation exhibitions to state fair

DALLAS — The agencies of Texas A&M AgriLife will converge at the State Fair of Texas through October with live demonstrations and teaching installations on food production systems, natural resource conservation, nutritious eating and youth education for healthier Texans, organizers said. A schedule of Texas A&M AgriLife’s State Fair attractions and locations is available at https://tinyurl.com/AgriLifeStateFair2018. […]