East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference Aug. 15 in Overton

OVERTON — The annual East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference on Aug. 15 in Overton will offer professional and amateur producers tips on everything from Asian vegetables to figs and fertilizers, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. The event will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road […]

Schwertner receives Texas A&M AgriLife Distinguished Texan in Agriculture Award

COLLEGE STATION – Jim Schwertner has received the Texas A&M AgriLife Distinguished Texan in Agriculture Award. Schwertner received the honor at the 64th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course at Texas A&M University in College Station. The award recognizes and honors the efforts of Texans who have gained unique distinction for their outstanding leadership, contributions […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Aug. 7, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Wine grape growers around the state experienced challenging conditions, but the 2018 season was expected to produce high-quality fruit, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Michael Cook, AgriLife Extension viticulture program specialist, Denton, said harvests are far from complete but the 2018 growing season threw wine grape growers several curveballs […]

Experts advise cattle producers to keep watchful eye on export markets

COLLEGE STATION – The impact of U.S. beef exports on calf prices continues to rise as experts advise ranchers to stay abreast of trade developments globally. Randy Blach, CEO of CattleFax in Denver, Colorado, told attendees at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station that exports have become an integral part of […]

Relationship builder: Texas A&M AgriLife’s Larry Boleman reflects on 54 years in beef education, outreach

COLLEGE STATION – From his time as a student to time in the administrative offices, Dr. Larry Boleman has spent 54 years with Texas A&M University. As hundreds gathered Monday for a retirement reception at Kyle Field’s Lettermen’s Club honoring Boleman, Texas A&M AgriLife’s associate vice chancellor, there were all walks of life in the […]

AgriLife Extension names two South Plains county agents

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announced two new staff changes within the agency’s 20-county South Plains District headquartered in Lubbock.                Kyle Howard is the new AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Lamb County, and Nancy Trevino-Schafer is the agency’s youth development agent in Lubbock County, a new position for the […]

Rolling Plains Sheep and Goat University set Aug. 9 in Seymour

SEYMOUR – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the second annual Rolling Plains Sheep and Goat University Aug. 9 at the Cliff Styles Activity Center, 1205 Archer Road, Seymour. “We are excited to offer this information to the growing number of producers in our region,” said Josh Kouns, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural […]

Media Advisory: Tariffs, cattle market outlook highlight Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 6-8 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – Beef export markets and their importance to cow-calf producers will highlight the general session of the 64th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 6-8 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The Aug. 6 general session will feature the following topics and speakers: – Beef Cattle Market Outlook, Randy Blach, CEO […]