Feb. 28 AgriLife Extension webinar to address children with disabilities

AMARILLO – The Military Families Learning Network’s Military Caregiving program will host a Feb. 28 Department of Defense webinar, “How Providers Can Support Advocacy and Leadership in Parents of Children with Disabilities.” This and other webinars are offered through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program to provide professional development and interactive resources for those […]

North Texas gardening courses offer comprehensive ‘newcomer’ instruction

DALLAS — Two free public courses aim to equip new gardeners with the tools to establish lush lawns, vibrant landscapes and bountiful vegetable gardens in the unique and unforgiving growing conditions of North Texas, organizers said. The first session of Newcomers Guide to Gardening in North Texas is Feb. 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Texas Discovery […]

AgriLife Extension, others set schedule for 2018 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bexar and Guadalupe counties, along with Bexar County Master Gardeners and Alamo Area Beekeeper associations, have scheduled their activities and presentations for the 2018 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. They will take place from Feb. 9-14 at the H-E-B Little Buckaroo Farms tent […]

Applications being accepted for children’s gardening program at Hardberger Park

SAN ANTONIO – Applications are being accepted for participation in the spring Phil Hardberger Park Children’s Vegetable Garden program at the historic Voelcker Homestead inside Phil Hardberger Park, 13203 Blanco Road, San Antonio, said program coordinators. The Phil Hardberger Park Children’s Vegetable Garden is a collaboration of San Antonio Parks and Recreation, the Phil Hardberger […]

Earth-Kind Landscape Design and Management School slated for February

MCKINNEY — Anyone can design, plant and manage an attractive landscape that is low-maintenance and tolerant to heat, drought and torrential rain, “the ultimate in environmental responsibility,” said Dr. Steve George, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service landscape specialist in Dallas. George is creator of the Earth-Kind Environmental Landscape Management System and organizer of the annual […]

Cedar Bayou water quality training rescheduled for Feb. 8

MONT BELVIEU – Due to inclement weather, the Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Cedar Bayou originally scheduled for Jan. 17 is postponed to Feb. 8, program coordinators said. “The rescheduled workshop time and location will be the same; only the date will be different,” said Michael Kuitu, Texas A&M AgriLife […]

AgriLife Extension brings health, wellness through family, community outreach

COLLEGE STATION – While individuals go to gyms and eat better to fulfill New Year’s resolutions, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and collaborators continue their mission of health and wellness education and outreach to families and communities throughout Texas. “Over the decades, the focus of the agency’s outreach has changed,” said Dr. Stephen Green, […]

Step Up and Scale Down weight-loss program to be presented in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its Step Up and Scale Down program for weight loss Jan. 30 through April 17 in Austin. “Step Up and Scale Down is an innovative 12-week program designed to guide participants toward weight management through the use of nutrition tips, exercise and a personalized weight-loss […]

Balancing work, life topic of AgriLife Extension webinar Jan. 24

AMARILLO – The Military Families Learning Network’s Military Caregiving program will host a Jan. 24 Department of Defense webinar, “Rebalancing Work and Life: Be the Model.” This and other webinars are offered through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program to provide professional development and interactive resources for those unable to leave home for training, […]

New zoysia grass performs as ideal putting surface

DALLAS — A first-of-its-kind zoysia grass hybrid promises superior putting green performance and quality while requiring fewer inputs compared to other warm-season turfgrasses on the market, said Dr. Ambika Chandra, Texas A&M AgriLife Research turfgrass breeding program leader in Dallas. The new variety, tested as DALZ 1308, produced average roll distances above 9 feet in […]