New 4-H youth development assistant named for Bexar County

SAN ANTONIO – Caroline McLaren is the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H assistant agent for 4-H youth development, Bexar County. McLaren, who began her duties April 2, will support coordination and implementation of 4-H programs and activities in the county. “Texas 4-H is the youth development component of AgriLife Extension,” said agency director […]

4-H Family Nights in Bexar County encourage at-risk minorities toward higher education

SAN ANTONIO – For the past three years, family night events presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have inspired been inspiring at-risk minority students to remain in school and go to college. These family nights are presented through AgriLife Extension 4-H programs in Bexar County and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Ranch sorting school, competition set for May 19 in Mercedes

MERCEDES — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Cinch Ranch Sorting National Championship, or CRSNC, will present the South Texas Western Heritage Ranch Sorting School and Competition May 19 in Mercedes. Activities will be held in the Payne Auto Group Rodeo Arena of the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Inc., 1000 Texas Ave. […]

North Texas Wine Sensory Short Course at Kiepersol Winery May 11

RSVP by May 4 Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Michael Cook, 940-349-2896, m.cook@tamu.edu TYLER – Winemakers and wine lovers can learn about how a variety of red and white wines are made and what ingredients go into their aroma and taste during a Wine Sensory Short Course at Kiepersol Winery, 3933 Farm-to-Market Road 344 […]

Texans asked to show appreciation for military children, families in April

COLLEGE STATION — April is national “Month of the Military Child” and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service groups across the state are showing their appreciation of military children and encouraging other people, businesses and organizations to do the same. “The 4-H Youth Development program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be acknowledging military […]

Gilmer resident awarded Frank Sheppard Jr. Leadership Award

VICTORIA — Brandon Dodd of Gilmer was recently awarded the Frank Sheppard Jr. 2018 Leadership Award by the Texas Rural Leadership Program, or TRLP, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service community development initiative.  TRLP is a non-profit corporation formed in 1990 by a group of leaders representing business, civic, education, government and religious organizations across […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for April 25 in Goliad

GOLIAD–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian Stream and Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25 in Goliad for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Mission, Aransas and Lower San Antonio watersheds. The morning session will be at The Fire Pit, 144 N. Courthouse […]

Land use considerations program April 12 in Pearsall

PEARSALL – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others will present the Agriculture, Wildlife and Oil and Gas Considerations program April 12 at South Country Pecans, 11210 W. Farm-to-Market Road 140 in Pearsall. Program registration will be at 9 a.m. with presentations to follow. The program will conclude at  3 p.m. The cost is […]

Texas A&M AgriLife’s Long recognized for effort encouraging East Texas agriculture

OVERTON – Dr. Charles Long, director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton, was recently awarded the 2017 Build East Texas Award for excellence in agricultural research and extension. As the center’s director for 35 years, Long has led and continues to lead AgriLife Research faculty.  The purpose of the Build […]