MEDIA ADVISORY: Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! Harvesting event May 26 at Graebner Elementary

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Angie O. Gutierrez, 210-631-0400, aogutierrez@ag.tamu.edu   Who: Third graders at Graebner Elementary, parent volunteers, teachers, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Bexar County educators. What: Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! harvesting event. Where:  Graebner Elementary, 530 Hoover Ave., San Antonio. Why: We want to share with you the hard work […]

Texas A&M AgriLife experts on tax-free holiday: Choose wisely

DALLAS – A state tax-free holiday on “water-efficient products” from May 27-29 includes all plants, trees and grasses for non-commercial shoppers, according to the Texas Comptroller’s Office. Texas A&M AgriLife Research horticulturists urge residents to be vigilant in selecting plant life that conserves water resources. “We know a good number of plant species out there […]

AgriLife Extension helping promote National Hurricane Awareness Week in Texas

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is helping promote National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 7-13. “The idea behind the week is to help keep hurricane safety education in mind prior to the start of the 2017 hurricane season, which will begin June 1,” said Dr. Andy Vestal, AgriLife Extension specialist — emergency […]

Bhimu Patil receives the Healthy Living Lifetime Achievement Award

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Bhimu Patil, director of the Texas A&M University Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center in College Station, received the 2017 Healthy Living Lifetime Achievement Award at the Viva Fresh Produce Expo in Austin April 21. The Healthy Living Lifetime Achievement Award is given to “individuals whose careers have demonstrated leadership with industry […]

New Prairie View A&M Extension agent hired for Potter County

AMARILLO – Jennifer Nickell has been named the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program agent for family and consumer sciences in Potter County, according to Dr. Angela Burkham, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service regional program coordinator for family and consumer sciences in Amarillo. Like AgriLife Extension, the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program […]

Feral hog, healthy streams program set for May 2 in Seguin

SEGUIN — A combination Feral Hog Workshop and Lone Star Healthy Streams program will be presented from 10 a.m-3 p.m. May 2 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Guadalupe County, 210 E. Live Oak St. in Seguin. The event is free and lunch will be provided. Preregistration is required, so attendees should go to http://lshs.tamu.edu/workshops/ to RSVP or […]

Caregiver communications will be focus of webinar April 26

AMARILLO – “The Caregiver in the Room: Considerations for Providers Working with Families” will be this month’s topic of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Texas Military Program webinar on April 26. The one-hour webinar will begin at 10 a.m. and is free and open to anyone interested, but registration is required, said Andrew Crocker, […]