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 […]

AgriLife Research Chapkin named AAAS Fellow

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Robert Chapkin has been named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow. Chapkin is the William W. Allen Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention at Texas A&M. He is a University Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor and University Faculty Fellow in the Program in Integrative Nutrition and Complex Diseases. […]

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 […]

Winter Livestock Forage Program set for Dec. 13 in Coleman

COLEMAN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Winter Livestock Forage Program is set for Dec. 13 in the Tillman Room of the Coleman Library Annex, 408 Commercial St. in Coleman. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the program starting at 6 p.m. The program will feature a variety of topics of interest to […]

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.  […]

Dr. Elsa Murano receives honors for Texas A&M AgriLife leadership

COLLEGE STATION – For decades, Texas A&M AgriLife has been recognized as a leader in agriculture production, processing and food safety. Helping continue that tradition has been Dr. Elsa Murano, who has received three distinctive honors recently. Womeninc. magazine has named Murano as part of its 2018 Most Influential Corporate Board of Directors, while Latino […]

AgriLife Extension expert: Treating internal parasites in cattle herds protects producer profits

OVERTON – Following recommendations to treat the threat of internal parasites in cattle herds is a proactive way to protect production gains, and therefore profits, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Overton, said internal parasites can cause reduced appetite, reduced digestion and absorption of nutrients, […]

Rosenthal Meat Center offers seasonal specialty meats for the holidays

COLLEGE STATION – ‘Tis the season to order traditional holiday favorites from the Rosenthal Meat Center at Texas A&M University, said Ray Riley, center manager, College Station. Riley said popular holiday meats are being seasoned and slow smoked up to the Christmas holiday.  The center’s retail store offers boneless hickory-smoked prime rib roast, briskets and […]