Rolling Plains Summer Field Day set for Aug. 30 in Chillicothe

CHILLICOTHE – The Rolling Plains Summer Field Day, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Vernon, will be Aug. 30. The field day activities will focus on many of the cotton trials at the AgriLife Research Chillicothe Station, 1340 Farm-to-Market Road 392, south of Chillicothe. “It is an important year for […]

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course general session to focus on export markets

COLLEGE STATION – The 2017 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course general session on Aug. 7 will feature discussions on export markets and a general beef cattle market outlook for the remainder of the year, according to organizers. The short course runs from Aug. 7-9. It is the largest beef cattle educational event in the […]

Stocker cattle, wheat conference set for Aug. 1 in Lawton

LAWTON, Oklahoma – With low wheat prices, stocker cattle options for farmers and ranchers take on more importance in the Rolling Plains of Texas and southwestern Oklahoma, said Dr. Emi Kimura, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist in Vernon. Kimura said producers can hear from experts on best management practices during the upcoming Cattle […]

Wildfire recovery meetings set Aug. 3 in northeastern Texas Panhandle

AMARILLO – Almost five months after wildfires ripped across much of the northeastern Texas Panhandle, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a daylong Range Recovery Meeting and Field Discussion. The traveling event is set to cross the fire-stricken counties Aug. 3, beginning with breakfast at 7 a.m. in Pampa and concluding with a […]

Agricultural leases to be covered by AgriLife Extension in four workshops

AMARILLO – After such a positive response last year, four new Rancher Leasing Workshops covering grazing, hunting and livestock leases are scheduled across the state by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The free programs are funded by the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center, said Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist in […]

Stiles Farm Field Day features herd bull selection, cropping systems alternatives

THRALL – Stiles Farm Field Day attendees learned more about the possibilities of using low or high crop input methods, plus tips on purchasing breeding bulls used in beef cattle operations. The 54th field day attracted more than 100 producers from across the Blacklands region. Dr. Ronnie Schnell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cropping systems […]

Premier ram sale will wrap up AgriLife’s Texas Sheep and Goat Expo Aug. 18-19 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – The Texas Sheep and Goat Expo in San Angelo will add another first to its growing list of new features with the addition of a performance-tested ram sale featuring top registered Rambouillet and Katahdin rams offered at auction at 2 p.m. Aug. 19. Texas A&M AgriLife organizers said the ram sale will […]