Rolling Plains Applicator Training set for Jan. 22 in Burkburnett

BURKBURNETT – A Rolling Plains Applicator Training will be conducted Jan. 22 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Wichita County at the Wichita County Precinct 2 Shop, 102 W. College, Burkburnett. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The fee is $30 and covers lunch. Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – two […]

AgriLife Extension honors Kay White with Superior Service Award

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service presented its Superior Service – Office Support award to Kay White, who retired recently from her position as administrative associate at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Vernon. The Superior Service awards are the highest award presented by the agency. The recipients were […]

Coop honored with AgriLife Extension Superior Service Award

COLLEGE STATION – Lorrie Coop, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and community health agent in Knox County, was presented the agency’s Superior Service Award – Family and Community Health Agent. The Superior Service awards are the highest award presented by the agency. The recipients were honored Jan. 8 with a noon luncheon. Coop, who […]

2018 Research Directors Awards announced at Texas A&M AgriLife Conference

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research honored 10 employees with Research Director’s Awards during the recent AgriLife Conference on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The new Texas A&M AgriLife Research Director’s Awards, established in 2018, recognize the achievements of those who have performed outstanding work that advances the agency’s mission. “Texas […]

Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence presented to Texas A&M faculty and staff

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife faculty and staff received the Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence honors during a ceremony Jan. 7 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The awards, established in 1980, recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions displayed across Texas A&M AgriLife and allow for the opportunity to celebrate those […]

Wichita County Master Gardener intern applications due by Jan. 28

WICHITA FALLS – The Wichita County Master Gardener Program is requesting applications by Jan. 28 for the next intern class, which will run from March 5-April 30 in Wichita Falls. The training will be from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Locations will include Rolling Meadows Retirement Community, 3006 McNiel Ave.; Smith’s Gardentown, 4940 Seymour […]

Pesticide waste collection in Wharton County leads to $228,000 in savings

WHARTON – With half-empty containers of pesticide stacking up in barns, farmers in the Wharton County area were patiently waiting for the opportunity for responsible disposal as part of being good land stewards, according to experts. Pesticide applicators generate and accumulate a significant amount of pesticide waste in the form of empty containers and unused […]

New computer model uses decades of data to help producers predict wheat forage success

OVERTON – A new, pioneering forage wheat model could provide a valuable technique to researchers exploring the potential of biomass production for cool-season annual forage grasses, according to model developers. Researchers at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton – Dr. Monte Rouquette, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant physiologist, and Dr. Prem […]

West Plains Crops Conference set Jan. 11 in Levelland

LEVELLAND – The West Plains Crops Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Hockley, Cochran and Lamb counties, will be held Jan. 11 in the Sundown Room, 1401 S. College Ave., South Plains College, Levelland. “This year we have a program packed with experts on cotton and other crops in this […]

Longtime AgriLife Research economist Dr. James Richardson to retire

COLLEGE STATION – Since the mid-1980s, the simulation model developed by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research economist has been used to evaluate countless farm bill proposals by Congress to determine both the good and bad financial outcomes for U.S. farmers. After a 41-year career with the Texas A&M System, Dr. James Richardson, co-director of the […]