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 […]

AgriLife Extension to offer wellness workshops in Austin during March, April

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County will present a series of four wellness workshops in Austin during March and April. The workshops are free and open to the public. Participants can participate at any or all of the workshops, which will be from 11 a.m.-noon in the meeting room of […]