From the Ground Up Conference offered for health professionals Jan. 15

WACO – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program, From the Ground Up – Connecting Agriculture and Health, is scheduled for Jan. 15 at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave. in Waco. The conference, which will be from 8:50 a.m.-4 p.m., is for health care professionals, registered dieticians, registered nurses, educators and students. Cost […]

Wild pig control program in Atlanta Jan. 10

ATLANTA – A wild pig management program will be held Jan. 10 at the Cass County Expo Center, U.S. Highway N. in Atlanta. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program begins at 6 p.m. and features Ken Hale, owner of Boatcycle, Henderson. He will discuss methods of trapping wild pigs, including new technologies that have […]

Shan named to Christine Richardson Professorship in Agriculture

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Libo Shan, professor and director of the Norman E. Borlaug Center, Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, has been appointed the Texas A&M University Christine Richardson Professorship in Agriculture. As holder of the professorship, Shan will be responsible for continuing her research in life sciences per the original criteria of the […]

Winter silage program Dec. 18 in Dublin

DUBLIN – A winter silage program Dec. 18 in Dublin will cover a variety of topics related to silage production. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dublin Rotary Building, 136 E. Blackjack St. Admission is free and open to the public, but an RSVP […]

Precision nutrition to play key role in future needs of growing Texas

COLLEGE STATION – The vice chancellor of Texas A&M AgriLife and director of the state’s premier agricultural research agency said precision nutrition and responsive agriculture will play key roles in meeting the future health and dietary needs of a quickly expanding Texas population. Dr. Patrick Stover, director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, told attendees at […]

Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences banquet awards seven alumni for outstanding achievements

COLLEGE STATION – Three Outstanding Early Career Alumni awards and four Outstanding Alumni awards were given recently at the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Legacy and Leadership Banquet held at the Brazos County Expo in Bryan. The awards recognize former students who have exhibited leadership, career and public service activities. These […]

Blackland Income Growth conference to feature cattle health, cotton disease updates

WACO – An update on cattle ticks, new technologies in cotton and new horticultural practices will highlight the 57th annual Blackland Income Growth Conference Jan. 15 at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave. in Waco. The conference, which attracts hundreds of producers from 23 counties covering more than 12 million acres, is sponsored by […]

Holiday celebrations at The Leach Teaching Gardens to kick off Nov. 30

COLLEGE STATION – The Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University will host a month-long celebration “Merry & Bright, Maroon & White at the Gardens,” beginning with a Nov. 30 kickoff. Boasting 21 themed garden rooms and 250-plus species and varieties of plants, flowers, trees and shrubs, The Gardens ultimately will include 40 acres with […]

Texas A&M International Beef Academy receives grant from 44 Farms

COLLEGE STATION – Cameron-based 44 Farms has provided gift funds to become the signature sponsor of the Texas A&M International Beef Academy, which debuted earlier this year. With its financial commitment, the program has been renamed the 44 Farms International Beef Academy at Texas A&M, according to program coordinators. 44 Farms is the largest registered […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 27, 2018

VERNON – Fewer planted acres, summer drought and late-season rains caused a significant drop in peanut production around the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Emi Kimura, AgriLife Extension statewide peanut specialist, Vernon, said planted peanut acres dropped to 155,000 acres from 275,000 acres in 2017, a 43 percent reduction.  […]