Texas A&M Forest Service offers $17,500 in grant funds for Texas High Plains vegetative fuel breaks

The Texas A&M Forest Service wants landowners in the High Plains to know they may be eligible for funding that would assist in the creation of vegetative fuel breaks on private lands. Through Dec. 20, Texas A&M Forest Service will be accepting grant applications. The agency will reimburse each grant recipient up to $2,500 for […]

Hemp to highlight Nov. 5 conference in Wichita Falls

VERNON – A Rolling Plains Industrial Hemp Conference will be held Nov. 5 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at the Sikes Lake Center at Midwestern State University at Wichita Falls. To get to the site, follow U.S. Hwy. 287 to Kell W. Boulevard. Take Taft Boulevard exit off U.S. Hwy. 277 S. and […]

Rolling Plains Summer Field Day set Sept. 24 at Chillicothe Research Station

CHILLICOTHE – The annual Rolling Plains Summer Field Day, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Vernon, is set for Sept. 24 at the agency’s Chillicothe Research Station, 1340 Farm-to-Market Road 392, Chillicothe. The free program will begin with registration at 8 a.m. followed by the field tour from 9-11:30 a.m. […]

Prescribed burn workshop slated for Aug. 29 at Stark Ranch

GAINESVILLE — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Noble Research Institute will host a free Growing Season Prescribed Burn Workshop on Aug. 29. There may be a possible date change to Aug. 30, pending weather conditions being more suitable for a prescribed fire.  The event will start at 9 a.m. at the Stark Ranch; […]

Patch burn grazing workshop set Sept. 17-18 in Decatur

DECATUR– The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Great Plains Fire Science Exchange will host a patch burn grazing workshop Sept. 17-18. Patch burn grazing is the application of prescribed fire to grasslands in order to focus livestock grazing on a specific area. The objective is to increase plant diversity and structure to benefit wildlife […]

Stewart Hohensee joins Texas A&M AgriLife in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Stewart Hohensee has joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center staff at San Angelo as a Texas A&M AgriLife Research associate in the agronomy and ecosystem management programs. Hohensee will be working with San Angelo’s Dr. Morgan Treadwell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist, and Dr. Reagan Noland, AgriLife […]

Smartt to fill AgriLife Extension position in Archer County

ARCHER CITY – Joshua Smartt has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Archer County. Smartt brings with him a wealth of experience and information to share, according to Dale Dunlap, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon. “Joshua will be a great addition to our program […]

AgriLife Extension hires three agents to serve Wise, Wichita, Childress counties

VERNON – Three new agents have been added to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service staff across the Rolling Plains, District 3, with headquarters in Vernon. “I’m excited to be hiring these new agents,” said Dale Dunlap, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon. “Each of them brings their own positive attributes to the agency. All […]

AgriLife Extension plans two-hour auxin trainings across state

COLLEGE STATION – As temperatures rise and thoughts turn to spring planting, many producers will need to update their training if they are planting dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. To meet those needs, many two-hour auxin trainings are being planned by AgriLife Extension around the state, said […]

High Plains Cotton Conference set Feb. 1 in Spearman

SPEARMAN – The High Plains Cotton Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be held Feb. 1 at The Event Center, 622 E. D Ave., Spearman. The free program will begin at 8 a.m. with registration, followed by the program from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Three general Texas Department of Agriculture […]