Private water well screenings set for San Jacinto, Liberty, Chambers counties

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well screenings in July and August in San Jacinto, Liberty and Chambers counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water tested. The screenings are presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in the counties in collaboration with the Texas […]

Texas A&M AgriLife celebrates 50 years in Overton

OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton celebrated its 50th year of research, innovation and education July 12. More than 170 people attended, including area residents, AgriLife retirees, regional elected officials and AgriLife personnel. The celebration included remarks from keynote speaker John Sharp, Texas A&M System Chancellor; Dr. Craig Nessler, […]

High tunnel value proven in High Plains vegetable production

AMARILLO – High tunnels at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research station near Bushland have made a difference between having a vegetable crop and not having one. “Texas A&M AgriLife Research is really trying to reinvigorate their vegetable program, putting extra effort into production across the state,” said Dr. Charlie Rush, AgriLife Research plant pathologist in […]

Walk Across Texas helps Texans make strides toward better health

SAN ANTONIO – While the Walk Across Texas program activities continue throughout the state, some groups from Bexar County have already completed the eight-week Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service health and wellness initiative and are touting its benefits. “For the last two months, teams from the Casa de Esperanza senior residential community, My Educations Solutions […]

Winemaking enthusiasts invited to upcoming online seminar

COLLEGE STATION — A new webinar series for winemaking enthusiasts will begin July 20 and more are planned for the future, according to Dr. Andreea Botezatu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service enologist in College Station. Dr. Cristian Varela, senior research scientist at the Australian Wine Research Institute, will be the presenter for this first one-hour […]

Kyle Smith selected 2017 National 4-H Hall of Fame laureate, inductee

COLLEGE STATION – Kyle Smith, retired Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service executive associate director, has been selected a National 4-H Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Laureate and hall of fame inductee. Smith’s induction will take place during a special ceremony Oct. 6 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He […]