Texas, out-of-state 4-H’ers pitch in on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Hundreds of youth in Texas 4-H  and out-of-state 4-H programs gave their “heads, hearts, hands and health” to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas, said Dr. Toby Lepley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state 4-H youth development specialist, College Station. Texas 4-H is the youth development component of the Texas A&M […]

Colorful winter-hardy hibiscus hybrids continue trek to consumer gardens

VERNON – The winter-hardy hibiscus breeding program led by Dr. Dariusz Malinowski, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research forage agronomist and plant breeder at Vernon, is in the spotlight again. “We are about to conclude our seventh breeding season, and we have another 20 or so unique hibiscus hybrids that may beautify gardens across the U.S. […]

Time will tell what Harvey did to Texas coastal landscapes

ANGLETON — Unlike people and animals, plants can’t evacuate when threatening weather approaches, and long tenures in flood waters can take a toll. But as water recedes and people recover their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, landscapes also will need to be watched for signs of stress, said Stephen Brueggerhoff, Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Cari Snider new program coordinator for Texas 4-H Conference Center

BROWNWOOD – Cari Snider has been hired as the new program coordinator for the Texas 4-H Conference Center at Lake Brownwood. Snider, a recent graduate of Texas A&M University and 4-H alumnus, has been hired as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist who will lead the center’s youth programming efforts. She started her new […]

AgriLife Extension experts offer advice on livestock safety, care after Harvey

COLLEGE STATION – Livestock in the wake of Hurricane Harvey are still at risk for lack of feed, injury or disease, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists. “Water is the first priority with livestock, so producers should try and find a safe drinking water source and make sure their animals have an adequate supply,” […]

AgriLife Extension, Texas EDEN offer useful, practical flood recovery information

COLLEGE STATION – With the extent and severity of recent rains throughout the southeastern part of the state, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are again reminding Texans their agency provides important information on how to recover from a flood. “After a flood there are a number of things you can do to protect your […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Sept. 13 in McKinney

MCKINNEY–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13 in McKinney for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Upper Trinity and Lavon Lake watershed. The workshop will be at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, […]

Smith County agent Gulley receives national award for Extension work

SMITH COUNTY – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent Chad Gulley, Smith County, was recently awarded the highest national award given to Extension staff by a professional organization. Gulley received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during their Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in Salt Lake City, […]

4-H allows youth to explore interests, prepare for future

COLLEGE STATION – Enrollment for the 2017-2018 4-H year starts Aug. 15 with the official statewide kickoff Sept. 1, said Dr. Toby Lepley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service statewide program specialist, 4-H Youth Development, College Station. “4-H allows youth to explore their path for a strong future,” Lepley said. “It doesn’t matter where they live […]