Texas A&M AgriLife expands footprint with renovated urban campus in Dallas

Texas A&M AgriLife on Tuesday hosted a grand opening of the Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas renovated campus, which aims to serve as a rural-urban interface connecting Texans to their food sources, environmental sustainability and healthy living. “Agriculture must become integral to urban culture,” said Patrick Stover, Ph.D., vice-chancellor of Texas A&M Agrilife, dean […]

Texas Fruit Conference to be held Oct. 28-29 in New Braunfels  

The Texas Fruit Conference is set for Oct. 28- 29 at the New Braunfels Civic Center, 375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels.  Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and presentations begin at 9 a.m. on both days, and an optional tour will be held on Oct. 30. Preregistration for the event is now open with […]

Consumers, producers get an inside look at vegetable production on field tour

AgriLife Extension connects food growth to consumption Jesse Wieners knows consumers buy with their eyes, so he makes sure his produce meets the “pretty” criteria. Wieners, owner of Wieners Family Gardens in Carson and Donley counties, is a conventional farmer, growing wheat, cotton, corn, grain sorghum and alfalfa. He’s also a vegetable producer, raising 20 […]

Birding the Hills set Oct. 7-11 in Hill Country

FREDERICKSBURG — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a multi-day birding workshop Oct. 7-11 in Fredericksburg. “This is ideal for bird watchers and nature photographers,” said Emily Grant, AgriLife Extension agent, Val Verde County.  “Participants will engage with expert speakers and be able to observe birds on private land not previously open to the […]

Lubbock Master Gardeners announce two scholarship recipients  

LUBBOCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office of Lubbock County and Lubbock Master Gardeners Association are proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 LMGA scholarship. “This year LMGA was able to award two $500 scholarships to area students pursuing a college education in botany, horticulture or a closely related field,” said Christina Reid, […]

Proven Texas-tough, Lindheimer muhly grass great for Texas landscapes

COLLEGE STATION –  Lindheimer muhly, a versatile perennial clump grass, is now listed among Texas’ top performing plants.  Texas A&M AgriLife created the Texas Superstar plants list to help Texans select the best plants for quality and reliability. Brent Pemberton, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research ornamental horticulturist, Overton, said the plant is well suited for […]

October gardening series set for San Angelo

SAN ANGELO — A series of garden-to-table workshops will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service over consecutive Thursdays in October. The events will feature tastings and recipes and will be held at the Tom Green 4-H Center, 3168 N. U.S. Highway 67 in San Angelo. The cost is $75 for the series […]

Fruit and Nut Production Management Program set for Sept. 24

BAY CITY — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Matagorda County will host a Fruit and Nut Production Management Program at the Wharton County Junior College campus, 4000 Ave. F, Bay City.  The speaker will be Stephen Janak, AgriLife Extension program specialist, and the program will cover variety selection, fall and winter management […]