Sprague joins Hockley County as AgriLife Extension assistant agent

LUBBOCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired John Sprague as the assistant agriculture and natural resources agent for Hockley County. “When you meet John, you quickly recognize his strong desire to help people and his enthusiasm to be engaged in both agriculture and youth related programs,” said Michael Clawson, AgriLife Extension district […]

Hill Country Cattlemen’s Conference set Oct. 16

SAN SABA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding the Hill Country Cattlemen’s Conference on Oct. 16.  The multi-county event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Jordan Cattle Auction Arena at 1310 W. U.S. Highway 190 in San Saba. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. The AgriLife Extension offices of Mills, […]

QuickBooks Pro workshop set Oct. 3 in Lamesa

LAMESA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a QuickBooks Pro 2018 for Desktop workshop from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Oct. 3. The workshop will be held at the AgriLife Extension office of Dawson County at 400 S. First St. in Lamesa. Preregistration is required by Sept. 30 by calling 806-677-5667 or emailing […]

Livestock guardian dog fall field day set Oct. 25 in Munday

MUNDAY — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a livestock guardian dog field day Oct. 25 in Munday. The livestock guardian dog, or LGD, event will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Munday Events Center at 348 S. Cedar Ave. It will also include a visit to a local ranch that utilizes […]

Brush, rangeland management workshop set Oct. 23 in Andrews

ANDREWS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a brush and rangeland management field day on Oct. 23.  The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the AgriLife Extension office for Andrews County at 851 E. Broadway St., Andrews. Registration at the door begins at 8:30 a.m., but RSVPs are requested by Oct. […]

Southwestern cotton rust disease found in Gaines County

LUBBOCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announced that southwestern cotton rust disease has been spotted in fields in western and southern Gaines County and along the county line between Cochran and Hockley counties.  AgriLife Extension specialists say the severity of the disease is still low, and fungicide application is not yet necessary – […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Oct. 15 in Lockhart

LOCKHART – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a free Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15 in Lockhart for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Plum Creek watershed. The morning session will be at the Lockhart State Park, 2012 State […]