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March 28, 2017
Texas A&M AgriLife Program at Sonora April 22 Stresses Neighboring
SONORA – Heritage, Homestead and Habitat will be the theme of the upcoming Neighbor Meeting Neighbor field day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., April 22.

March 28, 2017
Is it Time to Price Your 2017 Cotton Crop?
Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association cotton marketing workshop set for April 5 in Lubbock
LUBBOCK – Is now the time to price your 2017 cotton crop? That question and many more will be addressed by experts during the cotton marketing workshop held in conjunction with the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Lubbock.

March 28, 2017
AgriLife Extension Staffer, Nancy McDonald, Assumes New Post
LUBBOCK — Nancy McDonald was named the Better Living for Texans regional program manager for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s 42-county North Region, effective March 20. 

March 27, 2017
Beef Quality Assurance Training set for April 26 in San Angelo
The program is a collaborative effort among AgriLife Extension offices in Tom Green, Coke, Concho, Runnels, Sterling, Irion and Schleicher counties, the Texas Beef Council, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and premier sponsor, Boehringer Ingelheim.

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 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 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.


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