4-H allows youth to explore interests, prepare for future

COLLEGE STATION – Enrollment for the 2017-2018 4-H year starts Aug. 15 with the official statewide kickoff Sept. 1, said Dr. Toby Lepley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service statewide program specialist, 4-H Youth Development, College Station. “4-H allows youth to explore their path for a strong future,” Lepley said. “It doesn’t matter where they live […]

Gill named interim head of Texas A&M agricultural leadership, education and communications

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Clare Gill has been named interim head of the agricultural leadership, education and communications department at Texas A&M University,  effective Aug. 1. Gill is a professor of animal genomics in the Texas A&M animal science department, which she joined in 1999. “I am pleased to bring Dr. Gill’s expertise and experience to […]

Expert: Take extra care keeping children from harm inside, around vehicles

COLLEGE STATION — A car parked outside during the summer can heat up 19 degrees in just 10 minutes, and cracking a window doesn’t help, said Bev Kellner, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service traffic safety program manager, College Station. “When discussing the possibility of heat stroke and death from excessive heat, most people think about […]

Study shows mango consumption has positive impact on inflammatory bowel disease

COLLEGE STATION – Initial results of a study by researchers in the department of nutrition and food science at Texas A&M University in College Station show mango consumption has a positive impact on people with inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Susanne Talcott, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, and others recently investigated the use of fresh mangoes […]

Water quality fellowship provides hands-on learning opportunities at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – A summer program at Texas A&M University recently provided 15 undergraduate students with fellowships in water quality to study the impacts of on-site sewage facilities on soil and water quality. The students were from Texas A&M, Prairie View A&M Florida A&M, and Kansas State universities. The two-year undergraduate program is offered by […]

Expert: Do homework before back-to-school shopping

COLLEGE STATION — Back-to-school shopping can be an expensive proposition, especially if consumers don’t spend a little time “doing their homework” by researching, prioritizing, budgeting and choosing the right time to shop, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “Consumers should approach school-supply shopping much the same way they do grocery shopping,” said Joyce […]

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 […]