Davis becomes AgriLife Extension director for Tarrant County Oct. 1

FORT WORTH — Courtney Davis will become the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s extension director for Tarrant County on Oct. 1. Davis is now county extension agent for family and community health, or FCH, in Denton County. “Courtney continues to provide leadership to a dynamic and large program in one of the state’s fastest growing […]

Introductory grape grower workshop Sept. 24 in Weatherford

WEATHERFORD – The North Texas Prospective Grape Grower Workshop on Sept. 24 in Weatherford will provide a range of information for individuals considering wine grape production. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event is $150 per person; $250 per couple, which includes all educational materials and lunch. Attendees can pay by cash or check at […]

Young to take North Texas 4-H specialist position

DALLAS — Denita Young will become the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s new program specialist for 4-H Youth Development in the agency’s District 4 beginning Oct. 1.  The district encompasses 22 North Texas counties, including Dallas and Tarrant. Young’s duties will include overseeing multidisciplinary youth development programming in health, science, technology, agriculture and civic engagement. […]

East Texas Forage Conference Sept. 6 in Gilmer

GILMER – The annual East Texas Forage Conference will give livestock and hay producers a wide range of information to help them maximize their pastures’ potential.  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Upshur Rural Electric Co-Op, 1200 W. Tyler St. in Gilmer. Cost is […]

Aquaponics, aquaculture event Aug. 22 in Garland

GARLAND – A comprehensive aquaponics and aquaculture systems program will be held Aug. 22 in Garland. The program will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and end with a question-and-answer session at 4 p.m. inside the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service satellite office at 715 Rowlett Road. Cost is $80 per person. Lunch is not […]

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; […]

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 […]