From the Ground Up:  Connecting Agriculture and Health program set for Jan. 5 in Waco

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dana Tarter, 940-552-9941, d-tarter@tamu.edu WACO – From the Ground Up: Connecting Agriculture and Health, a special program set for Jan. 5 at the Waco…

AgriLife prepares to help growers meet new safety standards

WESLACO — To help producers and others meet the requirements of the newly implemented federal food safety laws, Texas A&M AgriLife is gearing up to begin training sessions, experts said.…

Do-it-yourself brush control will be topic of Dec. 3 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Barron Rector, 979-845-2755, b-rector@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – “Do-It-Yourself Brush Control Equipment” will be the topic of the Dec. 3…

AgriLife study shows truck traffic surging at Pharr International Bridge

PHARR — The Pharr International Bridge is on the verge of toppling Nogales, Arizona, as the longtime, No. 1 U.S. land port of entry for Mexican produce-laden trucks, according to…

Earth-Kind landscape short course set for Dec. 16-18

COLLEGE STATION — An Earth-Kind landscape short course will be offered Dec. 16-18 in the Horticulture/Forest Science Building on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. “This is a…

Texas A&M signs agricultural agreement with Santa Cruz, Bolivia

COLLEGE STATION  —  Several entities of The Texas A&M University System have signed a memorandum of agreement with the state of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to train Bolivian students in the…

Making the most of your fertilizer dollar program set for Dec. 1

  FORT WORTH — With low commodity prices predicted through next year, many farmers are looking for ways to trim costs. However, when it comes to fertilizer, experts suggested, producers…

Big Country Agricultural and Pesticide Conference set Dec. 9

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Robert Pritz, 325-672-6048, r-pritz@tamu.edu ABILENE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Big Country Agricultural and Structural Pesticide Continuing Education Conference…

Altered recipes, better food choices make for healthier holidays

COLLEGE STATION – Turkeys aren’t the only things getting stuffed during the holidays. That’s why a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert has tips on altering recipes and making food…

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for Dec. 3 in Nacogdoches

NACOGDOCHES — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 3 in Nacogdoches for area residents interested…

Swisher County Ag Day set for Dec. 8 in Tulia

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: John Villalba, 806-995-3726, john.villalba@ag.tamu.edu            TULIA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Swisher County Ag Committee will host its annual Swisher County Ag…

Research shows Texas Grow! Eat! Go! interventions having positive impact on youth

COLLEGE STATION — Research has shown that efforts through the Texas Grow! Eat! Go! program have had a positive effect on improving the health and wellness of youth in the…

Cattle marketing, animal welfare to be featured at BIG Conference

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Ronald Woolley, 254-968-4144, r-woolley@tamu.edu WACO – Cattle marketing options, animal welfare standards and herd restocking will be featured topics at the 2016 Blackland Income…

Water quality training Dec. 8 will focus on Plum Creek

A Texas Watershed Steward program on Plum Creek will be presented on Dec. 8 at the First Lockhart Baptist Church Connection Center. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo) LOCKHART –…

West gets a little wilder with new agriculture building on Texas A&M campus

  The Texas A&M University west campus will be home to the new Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building, expected to be completed in June 2017. (Texas A&M AgriLife drawing)…

Pesticide applicator program set for Nov. 18 in Fort Worth

Contact:  Fred M. Hall, 817-884-1945, fmhall@ag.tamu.edu FORT WORTH — Producers in Tarrant and surrounding counties are invited to the Ground Management Conference Nov. 18. The conference will be held in…

Texans asked to help keep citrus canker in check

WESLACO  —  After finding citrus canker in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, experts want the public to know the facts of the disease because they can play a big role…

High Plains Ag Conference set Dec. 11 in Lubbock

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Robert Scott, 806-775-1740, rj-scott@tamu.edu LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual High Plains Ag Conference from 8:30 a.m.-3…