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March 24, 2017
New Cotton Technologies Add to Grower Responsibilities
LUBBOCK – From a cotton farming standpoint, it may be more important now than ever to know your surroundings, said a pair of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists at Lubbock.

March 23, 2017
Lower Rolling Plains Ag Conference set in Snyder
Seven-county AgriLife Extension event slated for April 5
SNYDER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in seven counties are readying for their annual Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference set for 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., April 5, in the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder.

March 23, 2017
Mark Calendars Now for Two Sheep, Goat Educational Events set August 18-19 in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO – It’s not too early to mark your calendar for two days of sheep and goat educational events on August 18-19 in San Angelo.

March 22, 2017
AgriLife Extension sets Third Sandhills Cattlemen’s Conference
Multi-county event slated for April 11 in Crane
CRANE – The third annual Sandhills Cattlemen’s Conference has been set for 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., April 11, at the Crane County Exhibition Building, 900 W. 6th St. in Crane.

March 21, 2017
Brown County sets AgriLife Extension Lunch-N-Learn Horticulture Series
BROWNWOOD – It’s officially spring and with it comes the annual Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Lunch-N-Learn Horticulture Series in Brownwood.

March 14, 2017
Reagan, Upton Counties Set Separate Morning Ag Days, Unite for Afternoon Field Day
March 28 programs offer meals, CEUs, family friendly evening event
BIG LAKE/RANKIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct separate Ag Days in two neighboring Far West Texas counties on March 28 before coming together for an afternoon field day and family friendly evening meal.

March 10, 2017
AgriLife Research Cotton Pathologist Pursues a Mystery

LUBBOCK – Dr. Terry Wheeler and her colleagues are embroiled in a mystery.

March 6, 2017
West Texas Bees Doubt Groundhog’s Extended Winter Prediction
SAN ANGELO – SPLAT! West Texas honey bees are on the move, so motorists shouldn’t be surprised if their windshields are strafed by a hapless swarm in coming weeks, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist.

March 2, 2017
AgriLife Extension Sets Landscape School in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO – Aspiring home landscapers anxious to install or rejuvenate their yards this spring should add the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service landscape school to their to-do list.

March 1, 2017
Annual AgriLife Ram Test Joins Sheep, Goat Expo Slated for August 18-19
SAN ANGELO—Even after 70 years the annual Texas A&M AgriLife Ram Performance Test is not averse to change, organizers said.

February 14, 2017
Cotton Variety Selection Time is Here
LUBBOCK – When it comes to making a cotton crop, selecting the right planting variety is the most important decision a cotton farmer will make all year, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cotton entomologist.

February 6, 2017
AgriLife Extension Names Gonzales to South Plains Integrated Pest Management Post
MULESHOE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired John David Gonzales as the new integrated pest management agent for Bailey, Castro and Parmer counties.

February 2, 2017
QuailMasters 2017 Registration Moved Up a Month
SAN ANGELO – The QuailMasters 2017 workshop registration deadline has been moved up a month to March 10 and the sessions and locations are secured, said Dr. Dale Rollins, statewide coordinator for Texas A&M AgriLife’s Reversing the Decline of Quail Initiative at San Angelo.

February 2, 2017
Texas Cattle Fever Ticks are Back with a Vengeance
COLLEGE STATION– Texas cattle fever ticks, which made Texas longhorns the pariah of the plains in the late 1800s, are once again expanding their range with infestations detected in Live Oak, Willacy and Kleberg counties, said Texas A&M AgriLife experts.

February 1, 2017
Mendez Named to AgriLife Extension Parmer County Post
BOVINA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Sergio Mendez the new agriculture and natural resources agent in Parmer County.

January 28, 2017
AgriLife Extension Names New Callahan County Agent
Karl Winge assumes agriculture, natural resources post
BAIRD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Karl Winge the new agriculture and natural resources agent for Callahan County effective February 1.

January 3, 2017
AgriLife Extension Names New Agriculture Agent for Fisher County
ROBY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Nick Dickson as the new agriculture and natural resources agent for Fisher County effective January 3.

January 2, 2017
Texas A&M Garners $10 Million Grant to Establish Center, Fight Vector-Borne Diseases
COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife recently received a substantial monetary boost to bolster its aggressive fight to stem the spread of vector-borne diseases for the public good, said Dr. David Ragsdale, Texas A&M University entomology department head at College Station.

December 19, 2016
AgriLife Extension Names Katie Mangold to Lamb County Family, Consumer Sciences Post
LITTLEFIELD –The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Katie Mangold as the new AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agent for Lamb County effective January 3.

December 7, 2016
Texas Master Naturalist Spring Training Sessions Announced
COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Master Naturalist Program, affiliated with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has scheduled next year’s spring volunteer training classes, said the program’s assistant state coordinator at College Station.

November 22, 2016
Angora Goat Test to Begin with Delivery of Animals December 7
SONORA – The 2017 Texas A&M AgriLife Angora Goat Performance Test is set to begin with delivery of the bucks on December 7 to the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora.


November 11, 2016
QuailMasters 2017 Dates Set
SAN ANGELO – The QuailMasters 2017 workshop dates have been set, said the series’ lead instructor.


November 18, 2016
AgriLife Extension Names New Family, Consumer Sciences Agent for Parmer County
FARWELL – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Wendy Case the new agent for family and consumer sciences in Parmer County.

November 15, 2016
AgriLife Research Team Makes Strides in Fight Against Zika
COLLEGE STATION – There’s a war raging on a tiny battlefield and the outcome could well touch millions of people worldwide threatened by Zika and related viruses. The key ally unlocking the mystery surrounding this conflict is the long-dreaded yellow fever virus.

November 11, 2016
Plans for Third Texas Sheep and Goat Expo Underway
Tentative August 18-19 dates set for statewide event
SAN ANGELO – Wheels are in motion for a third Texas Sheep and Goat Expo based on strong feedback from planners and participants of the August 2016 event held at San Angelo’s Spur Arena, said the event’s chairman.

November 10, 2016
Afghanistan Trip Offers Insight for West Texas AgriLife Research Scientist
SAN ANGELO – Afghanistan and West Texas have more in common than one might imagine, noted a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, fresh from a trip to the South Asian country.

November 4, 2016
Texas A&M Team Discovers Three New Bird Species in Africa
COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M University team has discovered three never before documented bird species, and there could well be more, the team’s leader said.


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