Texas A&M AgriLife expands research on artichokes as commercial crop for Texas

UVALDE – Researchers at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde have completed two more studies – both focusing on soil amendments and variety adaptation – related to the viability of organically-grown artichokes as a commercial crop in Texas. Artichokes are a reasonably low-maintenance crop, requiring about the same growing season and […]

Students swarm to Insect Expo at McKenna Children’s Museum

NEW BRAUNFELS — Nearly 1,000 fourth-grade students from New Braunfels and Comal independent school districts recently attended the second annual two-day Insect Expo at the McKenna Children’s Museum in New Braunfels. “This event was presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in collaboration with these school districts and volunteer organizations,” said Wizzie Brown, AgriLife Extension entomologist, […]

Dorie Miller Elementary in San Antonio kicks off Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! Program

SAN ANTONIO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel, along with District 2 City Councilman Art Hall and representatives of area social organizations, recently came to Dorie Miller Elementary in San Antonio to kick off the Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! program. “Learn, Grow, Eat and Go!, or LGEG, is a 10-week youth educational series […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set March 6 in Bandera

BANDERA – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a free Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 6 in Bandera for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in Bandera County. The morning session will be at the Recreation Hall at Mansfield Park, 355 W. […]

AgriLife Extension, Harlandale ISD join forces to ‘Walk Across Texas’

SAN ANTONIO – More than 100 youth and adults braved the wet and cold to participate in the recent Walk Across Texas health and wellness family event kickoff at the Scheh Center in San Antonio. The event was coordinated by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Harlandale Independent School District and endorsed by the […]

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 […]

Eighteen new volunteers join Master Wellness Volunteer program in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County recently hosted its third annual Master Wellness Volunteer training, which provided 18 new volunteers with an abundance of health and wellness information they will now share with the community. “AgriLife Extension is committed to improving the health and wellness of Texans and others […]

Pecan, fruit tree workshop set for Feb. 5 in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Those interested in planting, growing and maintaining fruit or pecan trees in the Central Texas area should attend the Fruit and Nut Tree Planting and Pruning Workshop Feb. 5 in Georgetown, program coordinators said. The workshop, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will begin at 10 a.m. in the training room […]

Michael Haynes new AgriLife Extension administrator for District 10

UVALDE — Michael Haynes is the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service District 10 administrator. District 10, headquartered in Uvalde, serves 21 Southwest Texas counties. Haynes, who assumed his new role Jan. 14, will be responsible for supervising AgriLife Extension agents in those counties, which include the major metropolitan areas of Austin and San Antonio. […]