Current News Releases
(listed by release date)
All news releases are courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife AgNMore News Service (agnews.tamu.edu).
June 26, 2017
‘Flame and Fortune,’ AgriLife Extension Offers Prescribed Burn School July 13-14 in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Prescribed Burn School July 13-14 in San Angelo.
June 22, 2017
AgriLife Extension Announces New 2017 Crop Hail-Out and Replant Guide
LUBBOCK – The latest Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service crop hail-damage assessment and replant guide is now available, said its author.
June 21, 2017
AgriLife Extension’s Schleicher County 4-H Team Takes National Wool Judging Title
SONORA – The Schleicher County 4-H senior wool judging team won the 57th National 4-H Wool Judging Contest in Sonora recently with a combined score of 1,809 points.
June 20, 2017
AgriLife Extension Sets Range, Brush program July 6 in Brownwood
BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Brown County Range and Brush Program July 6 at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 4206 U.S. Highway 377 South in Brownwood.
June 14, 2017
Texas Master Naturalist Program Earns Statewide Honors
SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Master Naturalist Program was honored with the Keep Texas Beautiful Civic Organization Award during that organization’s 50th annual meeting June 12-14 in San Antonio.
June 12, 2017
Major Sheep and Goat Educational Events are Fast Approaching
August 18-19 mark field day, Texas expo in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO – Officials said plans for the 2017 Texas Sheep and Goat Expo featuring new events are finalized.
June 12, 2017
Texas Sheep and Goat Expo Adds Youth Program
SAN ANGELO – The Texas Sheep and Goat Expo slated for August 18-19 at San Angelo’s First Community Spur Arena has added a youth component.
June 5, 2017
Land Leasing, Estate Planning Program set for June 27 in Sweetwater
SWEETWATER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Ag Land Leasing and Estate Planning Program at 6:00 p.m., June 27, at the Roscoe STEM Center, 12822 N. Interstate Highway 20, Roscoe.
May 19, 2017
AgriLife Livestock Guardian Dog Study Numbers are In
Results show promise for ancient predator control method for sheep, goats
SAN ANGELO – The numbers are in from a yearlong experiment pitting 18 inexperienced young livestock guardian dogs and their neophyte dog-handling owners against a hoard of native sheep and goat predators ranging over thousands of West Texas acres.
May 12, 2017
Registration open for Statewide Quail Symposium August 16-18 in Abilene
ABILENE – The Statewide Quail Symposium is set for August 16-18 in Abilene and registration is now open, organizers said.
May 12, 2017
Lubbock AgriLife Research Soil Scientist Seeks Optimum Soil Fertility Solutions
LUBBOCK – Dr. Katie Lewis is going for the triple-whammy against negative soil fertility issues on the Texas High Plains.
May 3, 2017
New Sugarcane Aphid Early Warning System Debuts
AgriLife Extension effort monitors pests’ seasonal movement
DALLAS – A minuscule pest few Texas farmers had ever heard of three years ago has quickly gained notoriety as the most important insect pest of grain and forage sorghum in Texas, said an expert entomologist.
April 21, 2017
Aquatic ‘Passenger Pigeon’ Shiner Found Swimming in the Rio Grande
COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Kevin Conway is ecstatic. Conway, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research wildlife and fisheries scientist at College Station, is part of a joint team of researchers from Texas A&M University and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department who, after years of searching, recently collected a rare fish from the Rio Grande.
April 17, 2017
AgriLife Research Scientist on a Mission to Save Soil
LUBBOCK – To we mere mortals, soil is a nonrenewable resource; a resource, which in hot, dry often windy West Texas can easily vanish in a cloud of dust, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research soil scientist at Lubbock.