AgriLife Extension’s Reagan County Ag Day set March 26 in Big Lake

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Melissa Holt, 325- 884-2335, Melissa.Holt@ag.tamu.ed   BIG LAKE — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Reagan County Ag Day will take place March 26 from…

AgriLife Extension Brush Busters Basics workshop set March 14

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Emily Grant, 830-774-7591, Emily.Grant@ag.tamu.edu   DEL RIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a Brush Busters Basics workshop on March 14…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – March 5, 2019

Texas sheep, goat prices, inventories down slightly amid strong market Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Bill Thompson, 325-657-7306, bill.thompson@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Markets for goat and sheep meat and…

Newly created position expands scope of AgriLife Research livestock guardian dog program

Bill Costanzo has joined AgriLife San Angelo as part of the livestock guardian dog team. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension photo)   Writer: Susan Himes, 325-653-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Bill Costanzo, 325.653.4576,…

Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference to feature landowner legalities, other topics

Event set April 25-26 in Kerrville Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu KERRVILLE — Whether operating a working ranch or engaging with the general public…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Feb. 26, 2019

Texas wheat acres likely to perform well amid falling grain prices Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Bill Thompson, 325-657-7306, bill.thompson@ag.tamu.edu  Dr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5600, jourdan.bell@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Wheat…

Livestock Guardian Dog Field Day set April 12 in Menard

    Livestock guardian dogs help protect their flocks from predators. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Jack Thorne) Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Bill Costanzo, 325-657-7311, Bill.Costanzo@ag.tamu.edu Lisa Brown,…

Beautiful, Edible Earth-Kind Landscapes workshop set March 16

Tomatoes are America’s most popular garden crop and easily incorporated into most landscapes.  (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Allison Watkins) Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.eduContact: Allison Watkins, 325-659-6522,…

Permian Basin Cotton Conference set Feb. 28 in Stanton

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tommy Yeater, 432-264-2236, Tommy.Yeater@ag.tamu.edu STANTON — The Permian Basin Cotton Conference will be held Feb. 28 at the Martin County Community Center, 301 St.…

Earth-Kind Roses: What’s in a name?

Belinda’s Dream is just one of the 21 roses that carry the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Earth-Kind designation. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Jim Croker) Writer: Susan…

Concho Valley Cotton Conference, Growers Association meeting set Feb. 26

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Josh Blanek, 325-659-6523, j-blanek@tamu.edu Marty Vahlenkamp, 325-365-2219, Marty.Vahlenkamp@ag.tamu.edu Haley Kennedy, 325-365-2219, Haley.Kennedy@ag.tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO— The 2019 Concho Valley Cotton Conference and the Southern…

Quail Appreciation Day set for March 21 at Long Acres Ranch

RICHMOND — Landowners with an interest in quail management, hunters, wildlife enthusiasts and others will enjoy learning about one of Texas’ most iconic avian species during the Quail Appreciation Day…

Haley Kennedy joins District 7 as IPM agent

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO — Haley Kennedy joined District 7 as a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent on Feb. 1. She is the integrated pest management…

Hill Country land stewardship conference set April 25-26 in Kerrville

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu KERRVILLE – The Hill Country has its own special needs when it comes to managing livestock and wildlife and…

Boll weevil eradication pioneer Dr. Charles Allen retires from Texas A&M AgriLife

Dr. Charles Allen receiving his Superior Service Award in the Distinguished Career category in January. Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist Dr.…

District 7 announces new AgriLife Extension agent hires

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s District 7 recently welcomed four new agents and assistant agents to their ranks. District 7 is…

AgriLife Extension honors two District 7 agents with career awards

Bob Guthrie was among the agents recognized for his service and dedication. Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents in District 7…

Texas Brigades youth leadership summer camps accepting applications

Cadets at a Bobwhite Brigade camp learn about bobwhite habitat requirements and land management. Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Program Manager McKenzie Mull, 210-556-1391, camps@texasbrigades.org SAN ANGELO –Texas Brigades…

AgriLife Extension sheep shearing school fills crucial void in the industry

Staff and participants of San Angelo’s Sheep Shearing School. The three-day workshop provided hands-on training and instruction. Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tam.edu Contact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-657-7324, Reid.Redden@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO-…

One of the world’s largest sheep, goat educational events set for Aug. 16-17

The fifth Texas Sheep and Goat Expo conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is set for Aug.16-17 in San Angelo. The statewide event, billed as one of the…