All antibiotics for livestock will soon require a vet’s prescription

FDA rules and regulations The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine stated a two-year phase-in period would be allowed once the FDA Government Guidance document is finalized. A draft version is currently available online. The FDA has had a law in place since 2017, which made most antibiotics administered to livestock by prescription only. These new […]

Texas A&M AgriLife members receive Texas A&M Board of Regents awards

Some Texas A&M AgriLife personnel were among the faculty members and agency service, extension or research professionals designated as Regents Professors and Regents Fellows for 2018-2019 by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. In a university press release, Elaine Mendoza, chairperson of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, stated, “These awards […]

Birding the Hills: Wonderful wildlife with a side of wild weather

Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate, not even for a group of her most ardent fans, including nature lovers, bird watchers and wildlife photographers. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service held their Birding the Hills event across the Edwards Plateau ecoregion Oct. 7-11. Participants came from out of state and across Texas to participate in the […]

Painter new AgriLife Extension agent for Shackleford County

Starting Nov. 11, Kloey Cargill Painter will be the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Shackleford County.  “We are excited to have Kloey as the Shackelford County agent,” said Marty Gibbs, District 7 AgriLife Extension administrator, San Angelo. “Her experiences in Brewster, Jeff Davis and Throckmorton counties will be invaluable […]

Lake Dallas eighth-graders learn advanced plant biology with Texas A&M AgriLife scientists, in vitro experiments

A group of Texas 4-H eighth-graders from Lake Dallas Middle School spent part of the last two months with Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists learning to create artificial environments for plant growth. The 15 students’ “in vitro” experiments over 60 days were part of a collaboration among AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, […]

Building Strong Families conference set Oct. 24 in Lubbock

Spanish sessions offered The 24th annual Building Strong Families Conference will be held on Oct. 24 at the Broadway Church of Christ, 1924 Broadway Ave., Lubbock. The conference will run from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., with registration and breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $12, which includes breakfast and lunch. Attendance is limited to […]

Hammel will help shape Travis County youth as new 4-H youth development agent

Kyle Hammel is the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H youth development agent for Travis County. Hammel, who began Oct. 1, will be responsible for the development and oversight of 4-H youth programming and implementation for Travis County. “We are very excited to have Kyle as part of our Travis County team,” said Michael […]

Holland joins AgriLife Extension as agent for Cochran County

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service hired David Holland as the new AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Cochran County. “I’m excited with the hiring of David as the AgriLife Extension agent in Cochran County,” said Michael Clawson, AgriLife Extension district administrator, Lubbock. “His maturity, work ethic and desire to help people will […]

Texas A&M AgriLife administrators visit AgriLife center in Uvalde

Patrick Stover, Ph.D., director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research and vice-chancellor and dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and other Texas A&M AgriLife administrators recently completed a two-day visit to the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde to get a first-hand look at the facility and work being done […]