Consumers, producers get an inside look at vegetable production on field tour

AgriLife Extension connects food growth to consumption Jesse Wieners knows consumers buy with their eyes, so he makes sure his produce meets the “pretty” criteria. Wieners, owner of Wieners Family Gardens in Carson and Donley counties, is a conventional farmer, growing wheat, cotton, corn, grain sorghum and alfalfa. He’s also a vegetable producer, raising 20 […]

eBeam Center receives $899,000 research grant from EPA

COLLEGE STATION –  Texas A&M AgriLife Research’s National Center for Electron Beam Research at Texas A&M University announced receipt of a research grant to investigate practical uses of eBeam technology to address environmental issues.  Suresh Pillai, Ph.D., director of the center, and his team received $899,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Environmental […]

Keys to food safety during power outages 

COLLEGE STATION — With hurricane season in full swing, knowing what to do with the contents of the fridge and freezer during a power outage could save time and prevent the consumption of unsafe food.  Matt Taylor, Ph.D., associate professor for the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at […]

Water wells need to be tested after flood 

COLLEGE STATION — Private water well owners whose wells flooded during Tropical Depression Imelda should assume that their well water is contaminated until tested, said Diane Boellstorff, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist. “You should not use water from a flooded well for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing your teeth or even […]

Davis becomes AgriLife Extension director for Tarrant County Oct. 1

FORT WORTH — Courtney Davis will become the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s extension director for Tarrant County on Oct. 1. Davis is now county extension agent for family and community health, or FCH, in Denton County. “Courtney continues to provide leadership to a dynamic and large program in one of the state’s fastest growing […]

October gardening series set for San Angelo

SAN ANGELO — A series of garden-to-table workshops will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service over consecutive Thursdays in October. The events will feature tastings and recipes and will be held at the Tom Green 4-H Center, 3168 N. U.S. Highway 67 in San Angelo. The cost is $75 for the series […]

Intermittent fasting for weight loss: the basics

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences specialists are weighing in on the diet-craze of intermittent fasting and what this diet could offer long term. While weight loss is the primary perk of intermittent fasting, benefits may also include glucose control and managing risks for […]

West Nile case numbers lowest since 2012

DALLAS COUNTY – Cases of West Nile virus in Texas have been the lowest in years, and researchers may know why, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.  Mike Merchant, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension entomologist, Dallas, said a publication by health officials in Dallas County may shed light on factors that contribute to outbreaks and […]