Current News Releases
(listed by release date)
All news releases are courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife AgNMore News Service (agnews.tamu.edu).
February 24, 2017
Concho Valley Cotton Conference set for March 7 in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO – The 13th Concho Valley Cotton Conference conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is set for 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., March 7, at McNease Convention Center, 500 Rio Concho Drive in San Angelo.
February 16. 2017
March 15 is Registration Cutoff for Popular Texas Brigades Youth Camps
Flagship camp marks 25th anniversary
SAN ANGELO – The March 15 registration deadline for the Texas Brigades wildlife leadership youth camps conducted in partnership with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is fast approaching, said Dr. Dale Rollins, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist and the camps’ founder.
February 15, 2017
Pecos County Dinner Tonight Program Slated for March 23 in Fort Stockton
FORT STOCKTON – Hungry West Texans seeking new ideas for a tastier, healthier dining experience are urged to mark their calendars for the 2017 Pecos County Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School set for March 23 at the Large Community Hall in Rooney Park, 401 Spring Dr., Fort Stockton.
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 9, 2017
AgriLife Extension Sets Four Cotton Risk Management Workshops in March
ROWENA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct four Cotton Risk Management Workshops in coming weeks.
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.