Program educates youth on the importance of pollinators to agriculture, daily life

SAN ANTONIO — St. John Berchmans Catholic School students in San Antonio learned about the importance of pollinators at the Feed a Bee Planting Event presented Feb. 27 by Bayer in collaboration with National 4-H and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County. The event kicked off Bayer’s 12th annual AgVocacy Forum, which […]

Camp Mission Possible set for July 6-8 at 4-H center on Lake Brownwood

BROWNWOOD – The Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood will host the 2017 Camp Mission Possible July 6-8. “Camp Mission Possible is a unique co-educational inclusive residential camp designed for youth with medically diagnosed disabilities,” said Dr. Darlene Locke, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H youth development specialist, College Station. The center is located at […]

Youth employ technical, interpersonal skills at Agrobotics Challenge in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Teams of 4-H and FFA members from throughout Texas applied their technical and interpersonal skills at the Agrobotics Challenge held recently at the Morris Activity Center during the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. “We had about 30 teams from various counties across the state participate in this year’s challenge,” said Derrick […]

Grass-fed beef conference scheduled May 2-3 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – Consumer interest and demand for grass-fed beef continues, and beef producers can learn more about this aspect of production from pasture to plate during a May 2-3 conference at Texas A&M University in College Station. The conference will cover a broad range of important topics pertaining to grass-fed beef production and is […]

Earth-Kind seminars slated for February, March in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – David Rodriguez, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Bexar County, will present two Earth-Kind seminars – one in February and one in March — at Milberger’s Nursery, 3920 N. Loop 1604 East, San Antonio. Both seminars are free and open to the public. “These seminars will emphasize Earth-Kind gardening principles, which incorporate […]

It’s go time for vegetable gardeners

OVERTON — Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Overton, said it’s time for gardeners to plant some vegetables and prepare seedlings for others. “It’s time to plant potatoes, onions and other cool-season crops like mustard greens, kale, peas and spinach,” he said. “It’s your last window to begin seeding plants like tomatoes […]

Masabni receives Blue Ribbon Award for latest gardening book

OVERTON – Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Overton, received an award for his latest how-to book for Texas gardeners titled “Easy Gardening for Texas.” Masabni was awarded the Blue Ribbon for Extension Communication by the American Society of Horticultural Sciences-Southern Region for the book, which was published by Texas A&M University […]

AgriLife Research associate Roberson retires after 35 years

OVERTON – Sleeping in on a weekday is the only post-retirement plan Will Roberson, 58, has considered so far. The Texas A&M AgriLife Research associate at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton, will retire effective Jan. 31 after 35 years at the center. “I am looking forward to sleeping until 7:30 […]