New turfgrass specialist educates on sustainable management, safety

DALLAS — The newest state turfgrass specialist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service aims to inspire sustainable management of safe sports fields and other turfgrass applications. Dr. Chrissie Segars’ office is at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas. Her focus is coaching field managers on a system of approaches where […]

National Health Outreach Conference to tackle transforming community health

FORT WORTH – The National Health Outreach Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service May 1-3 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, will assist Cooperative Extension and public health professionals in addressing emerging health issues and health equity, according to organizers.   Themed “A Grand Vision for a Healthy America,” the conference will […]

Dallas Ecopark a teaching tool for public, industry, governments

DALLAS — A 7-acre ecopark in far north Dallas will demonstrate how green infrastructure and resource-efficient building practices contribute to sustainable urban and suburban development. The Benny J. Simpson Ecopark, on campus at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 17360 Coit Rd., begins welcoming visitors in late 2019. The park features a roughly […]

Texas A&M University’s Center for Phage Technology to the forefront

COLLEGE STATION — With a major hub of bacteriophage research in College Station, Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research have worked to support and produce the only state-funded bacteriophage research center in the U.S. Bacteriophage therapy, a treatment using bacterial viruses to treat bacterial infections, has made headway through the years in the […]

AgriLife Extension professional food manager certification training March 28-29 in Lubbock

LUBBOCK — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering a professional food manager certification training course. The course will be held March 28-29 at the AgriLife Extension office for Lubbock County, 916 Main St., Suite 401. The course will run 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. A $125 fee includes training materials and a national food […]