Junior Master Gardener Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! Program takes shape in Houston schools

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu HOUSTON – Houston Independent School District elementary students are learning how to plant, tend and harvest nutritious vegetables thanks to the Learn, Grow, Eat &…

Olson, Jarvis inducted into Ag Economics Honor Registry

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Mark Olson (’71) and Britt Jarvis (’85) are the newest inductees into the Texas A&M University Department of Agricultural Economics Tyrus…

Producer participation requested in AgriLife Extension predator survey

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Bill Thompson, 325-657-7306, w-thompson@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The 2018 Predator Survey by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will paint a more accurate picture…

10th Annual CenTex Beef Cattle Symposium Sept. 28 in Cleburne

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Justin Hale, 817-556-6370, justin.hale@ag.tamu.edu CLEBURNE – Central Texas cattle producers will hear the latest updates on the cattle market and beef demand, plus herd…

Texas A&M animal science faculty receive honors from American Society of Animal Science

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Faculty from the Texas A&M University department of science received honors from the American Society of Animal Science at its annual…

Menard County Range Workshop set for Oct. 3

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu MENARD – The 2018 Menard County Range Workshop sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Menard County Soil and Water Conservation…

Cow Country Congress set for Oct. 19 at Triple Son Farms in Centerville

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu CENTERVILLE – The 2018 Cow Country Congress is set for Oct. 19 at Triple Son Farms, 7532 Farm-to-Market Road 542 in Centerville. Registration is…

Landscape irrigation short courses set for Sept. 19-20 in Dallas

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Charles Swanson, 979-845-5614, clswanson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M School of Irrigation will be conducting two one-day short courses dedicated to smart…

National Extension Disaster Education Network conference Oct. 16-19 at Texas A&M

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Andy Vestal, 979-229-5710, andy.vestal@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The 2018 National Extension Disaster Education Network annual meeting is set for Oct. 16-19 at Texas…

Steve Byrns retires after 36 years with AgriLife Extension communications

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Steve Byrns, who brought real-life experiences as a livestock producer in West Texas to his job as a communications specialist with the…

Gill appointed interim executive associate dean for Texas A&M ag and life sciences

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Clare Gill has been appointed interim executive associate dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M…

Winemiller honored by the American Fisheries Society

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Kirk Winemiller has received the American Fisheries Society Award of Excellence and was inducted as a Fellow at the…

AgriLife Research sorghum breeder Gary Peterson retires after 36 years

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu LUBBOCK – Dr. Gary Peterson’s career with Texas A&M AgriLife Research has come full circle as he puts the wraps on 36 years in sorghum…

Eighteen graduate from AgriLife Extension V.G. Young Institute Leadership Academy

Contact: Dr. Peter McGuill, 979-845-4572, pjmcguill@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Eighteen county judges and commissioners graduated Aug. 16 from the Commissioners Court Leadership Academy sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension…

Small Acreage Horticulture Conference set Aug. 23 in Weslaco

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu WESLACO – The Small Acreage Horticulture Conference will be from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and…

Ag experts discuss handling big data in agriculture at Houston conference

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu HOUSTON –  Agricultural experts at a Houston conference praised the advancements in unmanned aerial vehicles, sensors and data-collecting technology used in precision crop production…

AgriLife Extension economist leads rural military entrepreneurship study

Research to reveal curriculum opportunities for business creation Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Craig Carpenter, 979-845-1941, cccarpenter@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A team of researchers have received a…

Dr. Patrick Stover appointed sole finalist for Texas A&M AgriLife Research director

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The sole finalist for director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research said he will strengthen long-standing commitments to applied and fundamental research…

Schwertner receives Texas A&M AgriLife Distinguished Texan in Agriculture Award

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Jim Schwertner has received the Texas A&M AgriLife Distinguished Texan in Agriculture Award. Pictured (left) Dr. Mark Hussey, former vice chancellor and dean of agriculture…

Experts advise cattle producers to keep watchful eye on export markets

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The impact of U.S. beef exports on calf prices continues to rise as experts advise ranchers…