AgriLife Extension grass-fed beef conference May 30-31

COLLEGE STATION – The popular grass-fed beef conference is scheduled May 30-31 and will provide a comprehensive look at grass-fed beef production and marketing opportunities in Texas, according to organizers. This Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service conference provides in-depth instruction and is hosted on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. “This is a […]

Private Pesticide Applicator Training set May 3 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Tom Green County is partnering with Angelo State University’s department of agriculture to conduct a Private Pesticide Applicator Training May 3 in San Angelo. The training will be on the university campus in Room 250 of the Vincent Building, 2333 Vanderventer Ave. Registration begins at […]

Specialists use technology to stop the spread of disease among flocks

SAN ANGELO — It is a brisk morning in central west Texas. Sheep are penned behind the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Service building in San Angelo. Several are run into a chute. A member of the AgriLife sheep and goat team holds a pneumatic gun. In less than 10 seconds, four rounds of […]

Military veteran farm tour, agriculture program May 17-18 in Liberty

LIBERTY — 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 May 17-18 in Liberty. The tour and workshop are both free and open to veterans, individuals with disabilities, beginning farmers and ranchers, and anyone else with an […]

Private pesticide applicator training set April 30 in Brownwood

BROWNWOOD — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Brown, Mills and San Saba counties are offering a private pesticide applicator training on April 30 in Brownwood. The training will be at the AgriLife Extension office for Brown County, 605 Fisk Ave. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the training runs from 9 a.m.-noon. Registration […]

Stewart Hohensee joins Texas A&M AgriLife in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Stewart Hohensee has joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center staff at San Angelo as a Texas A&M AgriLife Research associate in the agronomy and ecosystem management programs. Hohensee will be working with San Angelo’s Dr. Morgan Treadwell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist, and Dr. Reagan Noland, AgriLife […]

A sex-determining gene might help guarantee better papaya production

DALLAS — A gene that dictates which of three sexes a papaya tree will become, before seed germination, could spur a leap in the ultra-nutritious crop’s production. This genetic discovery in sex determination would also move growers a little closer to profitable papaya production in controlled environments, like greenhouses, across the globe. Dr. Qingyi Yu, […]

Whiteley hired to serve as AgriLife Extension agent in Hansford County

SPEARMAN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Matt Whiteley as the agriculture and natural resources agent for Hansford County, effective April 10. Whiteley will spend his first month going through the First Step training program in Roberts County. “Matt will make an excellent member of the team in District 1,” said Brandon […]

Lefore named director of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Nicole Lefore has been named director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation. Also known as ILSSI, the lab is managed by the Norman E. Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University in College Station, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. It partners with the […]