All antibiotics for livestock will soon require a vet’s prescription

FDA rules and regulations The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine stated a two-year phase-in period would be allowed once the FDA Government Guidance document is finalized. A draft version is currently available online. The FDA has had a law in place since 2017, which made most antibiotics administered to livestock by prescription only. These new […]

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 […]

Spring 2020 Battleground to Breaking Ground cohort now taking applications

Applications are open from now until Dec. 6 for the Spring 2020 Cohort 7 of the Battleground to Breaking Ground Program, coordinators said. Battleground to Breaking Ground is part of the Texas AgrAbility program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. It is focused on veteran and active-duty military members interested in starting or expanding […]

Texas Crop and Weather – Nov. 5, 2019

CENTRAL: The district experienced its first frost with temperature lows in the low- to mid-20s. Rain helped wheat and oats. Producers were finishing planting oats and wheat. Pastures were in poor condition due to the dry conditions. Livestock were in good to fair condition with supplemental feed. Significant rainfall was needed to replenish stock tanks. […]

Texas A&M AgriLife programs serve those who served their country

Texas AgrAbility, Battleground to Breaking Ground, more assist veterans in agriculture The Texas A&M University System has a long-standing tradition of supporting active duty and veteran military personnel. That support for military service members, particularly military veterans interested in starting an agriculture-related business, continues through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service programs designed to assist them […]

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 […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 30, 2019

CENTRAL: Conditions were dry with some light showers and dropping temperatures. Some areas reported 2.5 inches of rain. Sticky field conditions due to recent rains were reported in some areas. Nearly all counties reported very short soil moisture levels. Fieldwork and small (hyphen) grain planting began, and cotton harvest was wrapping up. Producers continued planting […]

Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program seeking applicants

TALL is a two-year leadership development program managed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Applications for the new cohort, Class XVII, are due March 15 and are available online at https://tall.tamu.edu/tall-xvi/. “The agriculture industry constantly faces new and unique challenges, and there is a need for individuals who have leadership potential to serve in […]

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 […]