Drury to lead West Region for family, community health, 4-H youth development

  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Stacy Drury as the new regional program leader for family and community health and 4-H youth development for the agency’s West Region. Drury will begin her position Dec. 1 and will be based at the District 7 Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San […]

Sheep, cattle Pregnancy Ultrasound School set Dec. 5-6 in San Angelo

  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is now accepting applications for the Pregnancy Ultrasound School for sheep and cattle. The school will be held Dec. 5-6 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at 7887 U.S. Highway 87 N. in San Angelo. Participants will learn how to determine pregnancy in sheep and […]

Birding the Hills: Wonderful wildlife with a side of wild weather

Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate, not even for a group of her most ardent fans, including nature lovers, bird watchers and wildlife photographers. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service held their Birding the Hills event across the Edwards Plateau ecoregion Oct. 7-11. Participants came from out of state and across Texas to participate in the […]

Painter new AgriLife Extension agent for Shackleford County

Starting Nov. 11, Kloey Cargill Painter will be the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Shackleford County.  “We are excited to have Kloey as the Shackelford County agent,” said Marty Gibbs, District 7 AgriLife Extension administrator, San Angelo. “Her experiences in Brewster, Jeff Davis and Throckmorton counties will be invaluable […]

Land and Livestock Workshop set Nov. 21 in Comstock

Topics to include wild pigs, post-anthrax deer management The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a multi-county land and livestock program on Nov. 21 in Comstock.  Presented by the AgriLife Extension offices of Terrell and Val Verde counties, the event will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with registration at 9:30 a.m. It will be […]

AgriLife puppies: Goat and sheep dogs in training

LGDs can be bonded to almost any species,” Costanzo said. “They also do a great job when bonded to poultry. Free-range poultry operations in California are using dogs to guard against predators.” Most likely the puppies will guard the flocks and herds belonging to AgriLife Research upon graduation. The plan is for two to remain […]

Farm Bill sessions scheduled for West Texas

Series kicks off Oct. 15 in Tom Green County The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled a series of informative Farm Bill sessions across West Texas over the next three months. “The focus of the meetings will be in updating program yields and choosing between Agricultural Risk Coverage, ARC, and Price Loss Coverage, PLC,” […]

Texans can take steps to prevent spread of oak wilt 

The Texas A&M Forest Service is urging Texans to help prevent the spread of oak wilt by minimizing the transportation of firewood this winter.  Oak wilt is one of the most destructive tree diseases in the U.S. and has been blamed for epidemic proportions of tree kills in Central Texas. Because the disease primarily spread […]