Central Texas Cow/Calf Clinic set Jan. 5 in Cameron

CAMERON — The 37th annual Central Texas Cow/Calf Clinic will be Jan. 5 at the Milam County Youth Exposition Building, 301 S. Houston St. in Cameron. The program is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Milam, Robertson, Bell, Burleson, Falls and Williamson counties. Registration will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m. with presentations […]

Study shows ground-penetrating radar can detect fine roots in crops

UVALDE – A recent study led Texas A&M AgriLife Research has shown ground-penetrating  radar, or GPR, may be effectively used in detecting the fine roots of plants, helping agricultural producers identify what crop varieties are best suited to their field conditions. “To meet the world’s growing demand for food, agricultural crop production needs to double […]

Oh, Christmas tree … How do protect and dispose of thee?

COLLEGE STATION – Taking proper care of and precautions with Christmas trees can keep them from catching fire until they can be properly disposed of, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist in family and community health. “While Christmas tree fires are fairly rare, they can still cause serious property damage and possibly injury […]

Baskin Elementary in San Antonio receives $1,000 grant for pollinator program

SAN ANTONIO – Baskin Elementary School in San Antonio recently received a $1,000 grant to establish a pollinator garden on the school campus. The money, provided from a Feed-A-Bee program grant by the Bayer CropScience Division, was part of a larger grant given to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to fund pollinator initiatives and […]

Youth get in-depth look at D.C. during Texas 4-H Leadership Conference

WASHINGTON — Eighteen Texas 4-H members got a firsthand look at the nation’s capitol and toured many of its sites during the Texas 4-H Leadership Conference, which took place Nov. 23-28. “Youth participants earned this opportunity as recognition for a first-place 4-H record book on the state level,” said Dr. Darlene Locke, 4-H youth development […]

Texas 4-H members skip Thanksgiving to attend National 4-H Congress

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — Thirty-four high school-aged Texas 4-H members passed up being with family and friends this Thanksgiving to participate in National 4-H Congress Nov. 23-28 in Atlanta, Georgia. Participants earned the opportunity to attend by submitting an application and going through an interview process, said coordinators. The trip was financed through participant registration fees […]

Young students learn practical applications of science at AgriLife center in Uvalde

UVALDE – About 40 students from Sacred Heart Catholic School in Uvalde recently got a firsthand look at how scientific knowledge is applied at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center to benefit agricultural producers, consumers and the environment. “Educational outreach is an important part of our center’s mission,” said Dr. Daniel Leskovar,  director […]