Kids, Kows and More event in San Antonio brings agriculture to urban youth

SAN ANTONIO – More than 1,000 third- and fourth-grade students from elementary schools throughout Bexar County attended the recent two-day Kids, Kows and More agricultural education event presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Southwest Dairy Farmers association. A steady stream of school buses brought the students, accompanied by teachers and adult chaperones, […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension honors long-time donors, supporters of Texas 4-H

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is honoring long-time donors and supporters of the Texas 4-H program by renaming one of its buildings in their honor. The agency’s South Campus building at Texas A&M University, College Station,will be named the Richard and Patsy Wallrath Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Building. Richard Wallrath […]

Uvalde AgriLife center donates hydroponic Asian vegetables to nutrition center

UVALDE – When researchers at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde completed recent yield and quality trials on hydroponically produced Asian leafy greens, they didn’t toss the surplus — they donated it to the Uvalde County Nutrition Center. “Sharing our produce with the Uvalde County Nutrition Center has become a tradition […]

Coufal named to Glockzin Jr. Professorship

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Craig Coufal, associate professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist, was appointed as holder of the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Elaina and Emanuel Glockzin Jr. Professorship in Poultry Science. This five-year appointment begins Nov. 1, with the possibility of renewal following review by the department […]

Tom Green County team takes first place in National 4-H Food Challenge

SAN ANGELO – A team from Tom Green County won the National 4-H Food Challenge held recently at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. The team, consisting of Jillian Pfeuffer, Allie Treadwell and Jamie Treadwell, all of Christoval 4-H club in Tom Green County, won the national competition after prevailing at the State 4-H […]

Pesticide regulatory compliance workshop set for Nov. 30 in Overton

OVERTON – A greenhouse and nursery regulatory compliance workshop is scheduled for Nov. 30 in Overton. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service workshop will cover topics related to pesticide application. It will offer five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, including one laws and regulations, one integrated pest management and three general. The workshop […]

Mill Creek partnership meeting Nov. 5 in Bellville to focus on rainwater harvesting

BELLVILLE — The Mill Creek Watershed Partnership will host a meeting focusing on rainwater harvesting from 6-7:15 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Austin County, 20 S. Holland St., Bellville. There is no cost to attend the program. Sign in and refreshments will be at 5:30 p.m. and the […]

AgriLife Extension, TAMU-SA announce program partnership to help at-risk youth

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County and Texas A&M University-San Antonio have announced a partnership to help inspire at-risk Latino youth remain in school and pursue higher education. “The Texas 4-H program is overseen by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, part of the Texas A&M University System,” explained […]

Williamson County Youth Fair will be Dec. 3-6 in Taylor

TAYLOR — The 39th annual Williamson County Youth Fair will be held Dec. 3-6 at the Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail in Taylor. “This year, the event is offered to any youth in Williamson County independent school districts or homeschooled, not just 4-H members,” said Chelsea Stevens, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]