Institute to hold watershed planning meeting July 30 in Rogers

ROGERS – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting July 30 in Rogers for anyone interested in joining a partnership to improve and protect water quality in the Big Elm Creek watershed. TWRI is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and […]

Make picnics safer by guarding against foodborne bacteria

COLLEGE STATION – July is National Picnic Month and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts have some advice on how to make a picnic safer by protecting against foodborne bacteria. Food safety begins with ensuring hands, surfaces and utensils are all clean, said Dr. Jenna Anding, AgriLife Extension associate head, nutrition and food science department, […]

Water well owner training set for Aug. 8 in Lampasas

LAMPASAS — A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau, 1793 N. U.S. Highway 281 in Lampasas. The “Well Educated” training is free and open to the public. Joel Pigg, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and TWON coordinator, College […]

AgriLife Extension reminding Texans to be prepared during hurricane season

COLLEGE STATION – With heavy rains, strong winds and flooding expected along the Texas Gulf Coast, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is urging Texans to make emergency and disaster preparations for themselves and their families this hurricane season. “It’s vital that Texans, especially those in coastal areas, take the time to prepare for the […]

Texas Water Resources Institute to host watershed roundtable Aug. 6 in Dallas

DALLAS — The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a Texas watershed coordinator roundtable Aug. 6 in Dallas for water and natural resource professionals. The free event will be from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 17360 Coit Road. The training is part of TWRI’s Texas Watershed […]

Texas A&M Natural Resource Institute offers online Private Land Stewardship lessons

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, NRI, has added a series of new Private Land Stewardship lessons to its website. These lessons, which can be found at http://tinyurl.com/LandStewardLessons, have been developed to bring attention to plant and wildlife management and to support the institute’s efforts in private land stewardship and other areas. […]

Proper handling of fresh produce can reduce risk of foodborne illness

KERRVILLE — Fresh produce is plentiful right now, but it’s important to follow some safe-handling tips to help protect yourself and your family, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “Whether produce comes from a grocery store or farmers market, it’s important to be consistent in practicing safe food handling at home,” said Rebecca […]

Rear-facing safety seats still best protection for youngest passengers

COLLEGE STATION – Using rear-facing safety seats for small children in vehicles is still the “best and safest” practice for parents and other caregivers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program manager based in College Station. Bev Kellner said although a new rear-facing law passed by this year’s state legislature was vetoed, the […]

Southern Region Water Conference July 23-25 at Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the Southern Region Water Conference, titled “Improving Adoption of Sustainable Water Management Practices,” July 23-25 at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, 177 Joe Routt Blvd. in College Station. The conference, co-hosted by the Texas Water Resources Institute, is designed to provide relevant information […]