Winter feeding program for beef cattle producers in Overton Aug. 16

OVERTON – A program on the reduction of winter feeding by stockpiling warm-season forage and/or planting cool-season pastures is scheduled for Aug. 16 in Overton. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053. The cost is $60 per person if […]

East Texas Horticultural Field Day June 27 in Overton

OVERTON – The East Texas Horticultural Field Day on June 27 will feature more than 500 ornamental plant and vegetable trial varieties for public viewing, along with presentations by experts at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton. Dr. Brent Pemberton, Texas A&M AgriLife Research ornamental horticulturist, Overton, said he started the […]

Aquaponics program June 14 in Overton

OVERTON – Hobbyists and prospective aquaponics enthusiasts can learn from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts about aquaponics and aquaculture during a June 14 program in Overton.  The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053. Cost is $60 per […]

Well water screening opportunities set for April in North Texas

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer several Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, Well Informed well water screenings in April in the North Texas area. The Texas Water Resources Institute is partnering with AgriLife Extension offices in North Texas and TWON on these screenings. “Private water wells should be tested […]

Watershed plan training April 3 in Riesel

RIESEL — The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host an Agricultural Best Management Practices for Watershed Planning Training April 3 in Riesel for watershed coordinators and water professionals. The training will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Riesel Lion’s Club, 1270 E. Frederick St. The cost is $50, which includes all materials, […]

Dallas Ecopark a teaching tool for public, industry, governments

DALLAS — A 7-acre ecopark in far north Dallas will demonstrate how green infrastructure and resource-efficient building practices contribute to sustainable urban and suburban development. The Benny J. Simpson Ecopark, on campus at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 17360 Coit Rd., begins welcoming visitors in late 2019. The park features a roughly […]

East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference set March 1 in Lufkin

LUFKIN – The annual East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference will be held March 1 in Lufkin. The event begins with registration at 8 a.m. with the program running from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pitser Garrison Convention Center, 601 N. 2nd St.  Cost is $30 per person and $50 per couple if registered […]

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 […]

Gov. Abbott, Dallas, Fort Worth mayors recognize retiring AgriLife specialist

DALLAS — Dr. Dotty Woodson, over 30 years with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, curated and disseminated a wealth of knowledge covering the facets of sustainable landscapes and gardening. She retires from Texas A&M AgriLife Jan. 30 on the heels of congratulatory farewells from Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas A&M administration and the mayors of […]

Texas Well Owner Network trainings set for DFW area in February

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well trainings in February for Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hill, Hunt, Johnson, Navarro and Tarrant county residents. The trainings are free and open to the public. “The Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, program is for Texas residents who depend on household wells […]