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, […]

AgriLife Extension community fire ant control program a template for success

ROUND ROCK – For more than a decade, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated pest management program specialist Wizzie Brown has been engaged in a community-wide battle against one of the state’s most persistent pests – the fire ant. Since 2005, Brown and residents of the Wood Glen community in Round Rock, north of Austin, […]

Water well owner training set for April 28 in Brenham

BRENHAM — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training April 28 in Brenham. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Sales Facility within the Washington County Fairgrounds, 1305 E. Blue Bell Road. “The Texas Well […]

Expert: It’s ‘decision time’ for those approaching income tax filing deadline

COLLEGE STATION – Even though this year there a few extra days past the traditional April 15 deadline to file income taxes, many people still will wait until after the deadline to file and need to understand the consequences of filing late, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family economics expert. “According to the […]

Social media training for natural resources professionals April 13-14 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas Watershed Planning Program of the Texas Water Resources Institute will hold a social media workshop for natural resources professionals April 13-14 at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 12100 Park 35 Circle in Austin. A “Finding Success for Science Through Social Media – Tips, Tools and Tactics for Natural Resource Professionals” […]