Texas 4-H Conference Center to dedicate area to first director, Marshall Crouch

BROWNWOOD – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service officials will dedicate an area of the Texas 4-H Conference Center on Lake Brownwood to the center’s first director, Marshall E. Crouch. The dedication ceremony will be at 11 a.m. May 3 at the center, located at 5600 Farm-to-Market Road 3021. A bronze plaque commemorating Crouch’s tenure will […]

Texas A&M AgriLife to renovate Dallas center campus

DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas has begun a comprehensive campus renovation, including construction of a new headquarters building and research facility. The new, environmentally sustainable headquarters, located at 17360 Coit Road, will stand alongside upgraded existing buildings, overhauled infrastructure and new public teaching facilities. The new additions will […]

Texas 4-H offering variety of youth summer camps for diverse interests

BROWNWOOD — The Texas 4-H Conference Center has released its 2017 summer program schedule. “We have programs ranging from our Horizons camp, a Mission Possible camp for disabled youth to county camps, Prime Time Camps and camps for sports like fishing,” said Jenny Wilder, program coordinator for the center. “We try and design our camps […]

Healthy cooking school set for May 6 in Robstown

ROBSTOWN — The connection between health and nutrition and local agricultural production will be featured at a cooking school May 6 at the Rockin’ K Maze, Farm-to-Market Road 666 and County Road 52, Robstown.         A “Path to the Plate” Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School, a first of its kind for Nueces County, will begin […]

Livestock Supply Points for wildfire donations set closing dates

AMARILLO – The truckloads of hay have slowed, and producers affected by wildfires are beginning to get some perspective on the damage done and the path forward, so Livestock Supply Points in three counties will begin winding down, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service officials. Danny Nusser, AgriLife Extension regional program leader in Amarillo, […]

Variety screening identifies potatoes with resistance to zebra chip disease

AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathology team in Amarillo intentionally infected potato plants with psyllids positive with the bacterium that causes zebra chip, a deadly disease plaguing the potato industry for the past 15 years. The outcome is some promising germplasm that will help in the battle against the costly disease, said […]

Carnivore Management Program in Uvalde will have ‘meaty’ topics for area landowners

UVALDE – A Carnivore Management Program will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 30 in the auditorium of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde, 1619 Garner Field Road. “Predator control is a subject of interest to many ranchers and producers,” said Dr. Maureen Frank, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist […]

AgriLife Research cotton pathologist pursues a mystery

LUBBOCK – Dr. Terry Wheeler and her colleagues are embroiled in a mystery.                 Wheeler, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathologist at Lubbock, and her cohorts Dr. Jason Woodward, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathologist at Lubbock, and Dr. Tom Isakeit, AgriLife Extension plant pathologist, College Station, have been getting calls from cotton […]