The Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University debuts June 15

Pavilion, thematic gardens, Earth-Kind flower varieties showcased Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — The Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University, a multi-million-dollar centerpiece on west campus…

Twenty three graduate from Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Twenty-three agricultural industry leaders completed a two-year commitment as part of the Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Cohort XV…

Producer participant study meeting set June 7-8 in Waco

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Alex McIntosh, 979-84-8525, w-mcintosh@tamu.edu WACO – Researchers from Texas A&M University’s soil and crop sciences, agricultural economics and sociology departments are meeting…

Texas Sen. Jane Nelson receives Extension in the City Award

Contacts: Lara Burhenn, 979-458-8598, lara.burhenn@ag.tamu.edu Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Texas State Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, received the Extension in the City Award from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.…

25 business professionals selected for Texas agricultural leadership program

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Twenty-five agriculture professionals have been selected for the Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership, or TALL, Program as Cohort…

Texas A&M AgriLife Research director to step down June 1

Media Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Craig Nessler, director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research since 2009, will return as a faculty member in the department of…

64th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 6-8 in College Station

Writer/Media Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu   Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu    COLLEGE STATION – The 64th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 6-8 at Texas A&M…

Tackling mosquito, tick problems in Texas

Experts convene as part of Western Gulf Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Ragsdale, 979-845-2510, dragsdale@tamu.edu WESLACO – With ticks posing an…

Stiles Farm Field Day set for June 19 in Thrall

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Ryan Collett, 512-898-2214, rmcollett@ag.tamu.edu THRALL – Feral hog trapping, soybean performance in the Blacklands, pecan tree management and the latest farm bill information will…

Texas A&M Summer Horsemanship Schools enter 46th year

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu  Contact: Chelsie Huseman, 979-845-5264, chelsie.huseman@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – More than 100 former Texas A&M University Summer Horsemanship School instructors gathered as part of a…

Cleere, Bracher, Winters inducted into Texas A&M agricultural economics honor registry

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu    COLLEGE STATION – Kirk Cleere (’81), Paul Bracher (’78) and David Winters (’64) have been inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry…

AgriLife scientists uncover a new face of a famous protein, SWI2/SNF2 ATPase

Research can aid human cancer treatment, plant and animal agriculture Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Xiuren Zhang, 979-458-0596, xiuren.zhang@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A team of Texas A&M…

AgriLife Extension conducting custom agricultural rates survey

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Steven Klose, 979-458-1807, sklose@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is conducting a survey to collect rates charged for custom…

Goat Production and Marketing Workshop set for May 10 in Weslaco

Contact: Dr. Felipe Peguero, 225-288-8761, felipe.pegeuro@ag.tamu.edu WESLACO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension are hosting a goat production workshop May 10 in…

East Side Row Crop Tour set for June 15 in Downsville

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu DOWNSVILLE – Corn variety trials will be showcased at the June 15 East Side Row Crop Tour in Downsville. The event is hosted by…

Dr. O.D. Butler Forage Field Day to highlight leases, yaupon control

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu FRANKLIN – Mechanical and chemical yaupon control and a discussion of agricultural leases will highlight topics at the 32nd Dr. O.D. Butler Forage Field…

Economist: Marketing plans can help Central Texas farmers capitalize on grain markets

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-8011, jmwelch@tamu.edu  Dr. Scott Nolte, 979-845-4880, scott.nolte@tamu.edu  Dr. Clark Neely, 979-845-3041, cbneely@tamu.edu   McGREGOR – The impacts of potential trade tariffs…

Texas A&M AgriLife’s novel winter-hardy hibiscus hybrids hitting U.S. market

Summer Spice Hibiscus Brandy Bleu (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo) Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu VERNON – The 2018 Summer Spice Hardy Hibiscus collection by Texas A&M AgriLife Research…

2018 Burleson County Beef Tour April 26 in Caldwell

Contact: John Grange, 979-567-2308, john.grange@ag.tamu.edu CALDWELL – The 2018 Burleson County Beef Tour scheduled April 26 at the Broken Triangle Cattle Company, 8969 County Road 410 in Caldwell, will provide…

Rosson appointed Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service interim director

Writer/Media Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Parr Rosson has been appointed interim director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service by the Texas A&M University System…