Soil Regen Forum offers comprehensive info on maintaining healthy soils

BELTON — The Soil Regen Forum Aug. 28-29 offers two days of expert-led presentations, demonstrations and discussions on maintaining healthy soils by using regenerative agriculture practices, coordinators said. The event will be at the Summers Mill Retreat and Conference Center, 441 Farm-to-Market 1123, Belton. It is open to the public, and registration is $100. The […]

Military veteran farm tour, agriculture program slated for Aug. 2-3 in Dallas, Garland

DALLAS — The Texas AgrAbility Program and Battleground to Breaking Ground Project of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a farm tour and agricultural business workshop Aug. 2-3 in Dallas and Garland, respectively. The tour and workshop are both free and open to veterans, individuals with disabilities, beginning farmers and ranchers, and anyone […]

Ranchers Leasing Workshop slated for Aug. 28 in Victoria

VICTORIA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the Ranchers Leasing Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Victoria County 4-H Activity Center, 259 Bachelor Dr. in Victoria. Presenters will be Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist, and Dr. Greg Kaase, AgriLife Extension agricultural economist and risk […]

Monclova-Santana joins AgriLife Extension as plant pathologist

LUBBOCK — Dr. Cecilia Monclova-Santana has been hired as a plant pathologist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Lubbock. She will be working with peanuts and cotton, as well as other crops. “We are pleased to have Dr. Monclova-Santana join our research and extension team at the Lubbock Center,” said Jaroy Moore, AgriLife Research […]

Legislation, science bode well for future of oyster aquaculture in Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI – At the intersection of legislation and science, a new opportunity for an ecologically and economically sustainable oyster aquaculture industry is being spawned on the Texas Gulf Coast.     For years, Dr. Joe Fox, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist with a joint appointment at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi through the Harte Research Institute, […]

Institute to hold watershed planning meeting July 30 in Rogers

ROGERS – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting July 30 in Rogers for anyone interested in joining a partnership to improve and protect water quality in the Big Elm Creek watershed. TWRI is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and […]

Make picnics safer by guarding against foodborne bacteria

COLLEGE STATION – July is National Picnic Month and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts have some advice on how to make a picnic safer by protecting against foodborne bacteria. Food safety begins with ensuring hands, surfaces and utensils are all clean, said Dr. Jenna Anding, AgriLife Extension associate head, nutrition and food science department, […]

Water well owner training set for Aug. 8 in Lampasas

LAMPASAS — A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau, 1793 N. U.S. Highway 281 in Lampasas. The “Well Educated” training is free and open to the public. Joel Pigg, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and TWON coordinator, College […]

AgriLife Extension reminding Texans to be prepared during hurricane season

COLLEGE STATION – With heavy rains, strong winds and flooding expected along the Texas Gulf Coast, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is urging Texans to make emergency and disaster preparations for themselves and their families this hurricane season. “It’s vital that Texans, especially those in coastal areas, take the time to prepare for the […]