Rosenthal Meat Science Center market makes special cuts for Valentine’s Day

COLLEGE STATION – Nothing says “I love you” quite like a heart-shaped ribeye steak for two, said Ray Riley, Texas A&M Meat Science Center manager, College Station. For the past three years leading up to Valentine’s Day, Riley has made special cuts for folks who want to prepare a special meal for their significant other […]

Planting time for spring gardens is around the corner, so prep now

OVERTON – The time is now for East Texas vegetable gardeners to make preparations for planting early varieties and spring garden staples, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Gardeners have some cool-season vegetables planted already and are soon preparing to plant early vegetable varieties, such as onions, said Dr. Joe Masabni, AgriLife Extension […]

AgriLife Extension employees in South Central Texas earn top agency award

BRYAN — Employees of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service serving the South Central Texas area were recognized by the agency’s top recognition – the Superior Service Award – during a ceremony held Jan. 9 in Bryan. The award recognizes AgriLife Extension personnel who provide outstanding performance in education or other outstanding service to the […]

Hathcoat recognized with AgriLife Extension Superior Service award

COLLEGE STATION – Daniel Hathcoat, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small grains and oilseeds program specialist in College Station, has been recognized with a Superior Service award in the program specialist, manager or coordinator category by the agency. The annual Superior Service awards, presented Jan. 9 in Bryan, recognize AgriLife Extension personnel who provide outstanding […]

Cotton, grain pre-plant conference and producers meeting slated for Jan. 16 in Mercedes

MERCEDES – The 24th Annual Rio Grande Valley Cotton and Grain Pre-Plant Conference and annual membership meeting of the Cotton and Grain Producers of the Lower Rio Grande Valley will be Jan. 16. The free conference will be held at the RGV Livestock Show Event Center, 1000 N. Texas Ave. in Mercedes. Registration will be […]

AgriLife Extension agent, Sabine County named

OVERTON – Ronald Barlow was named the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Sabine County, effective Dec. 1. The announcement was made by Sabine County Judge Daryl Melton, the Sabine County Commissioners Court and Shelia Lewis, AgriLife Extension district administrator, Overton. “I am pleased to have Mr. Barlow join our […]

New AgriLife Extension agent named in Smith County

OVERTON – Clint Perkins was named the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resource agent for Smith County effective Jan. 1. Perkins is moving from the AgriLife Extension office in Wood County, where he was an agent since 2005. The announcement was made by Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran, the Smith County Commissioners […]

Central Texas Cow/Calf Clinic set Jan. 5 in Cameron

CAMERON — The 37th annual Central Texas Cow/Calf Clinic will be Jan. 5 at the Milam County Youth Exposition Building, 301 S. Houston St. in Cameron. The program is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Milam, Robertson, Bell, Burleson, Falls and Williamson counties. Registration will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m. with presentations […]

Study shows ground-penetrating radar can detect fine roots in crops

UVALDE – A recent study led Texas A&M AgriLife Research has shown ground-penetrating  radar, or GPR, may be effectively used in detecting the fine roots of plants, helping agricultural producers identify what crop varieties are best suited to their field conditions. “To meet the world’s growing demand for food, agricultural crop production needs to double […]