Current News Releases
(listed by release date)
All news releases are courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife AgNMore News Service (agnews.tamu.edu).
August 15, 2017
Justin Klinksiek Assumes Agriculture, Natural Resources Post September 1
BRADY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Justin Klinksiek to the agriculture and natural resources post in McCulloch County effective September 1.
August 11, 2017
AgriLife Extension Wheat Production Meeting set August 31 in Bovina
BOVINA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bailey and Parmer counties will conduct a Small Grains Forage Production/Stocker Cattle Meeting at 9:00 a.m., August 31, at the XIT Recreation Center, 205 North St. in Bovina.
August 8, 2017
Buying Time Approaches for Angora Wether, Fine-Wool Ewe Lamb Futurity Prospect Animals
San Angelo Stock Show youth contests stress livestock knowledge, management skills
SAN ANGELO – The time approaches for young exhibitors to select animals for two livestock competitions unique among the San Angelo Livestock Show youth contests, said the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state sheep and goat specialist.
August 7, 2017
AgriLife Extension sets Natural Resources Field Day August 30 in Sonora
SONORA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Sutton and Edwards counties will conduct a Natural Resources Field Day August 30 at the Sutton County Civic Center in Sonora.
August 4, 2017
Consecutive AgriLife Sheep, Goat Events are Almost Here
Sheep and Goat Field Day, Texas Sheep and Goat Expo set August 18-19 in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO – Two major sheep and goat events are fast approaching. The 44th annual Sheep and Goat Field Day, followed immediately by the 2017 Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, will be August 18 and 19 in San Angelo.
August 4, 2017
Guar Topic of August 15 Workshop, Field Tour in Lubbock
LUBBOCK – Guar, a multi-use, drought-resistant crop in the bean family, will take center stage during an August 15 workshop and field tour in Lubbock, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist at Lubbock said.
August 2, 2017
Man of the Year Recipients Named During Recent AgriLife Extension Agent Fete
ODESSA – The Texas County Agricultural Agents Association recognized seven individuals with “Man of the Year” awards during a July 18 banquet in their honor at the association’s annual meeting in Odessa.
August 1, 2017
AgriLife Extension Statewide Quail Symposium August 16-18 in Abilene
ABILENE – August will soon be here and with it comes the Statewide Quail Symposium set for August 16-18 in Abilene.
July 31, 2017
Big Country Beef Conference set August 24 in Abilene
ABILENE — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Big Country Beef Conference is set for August 24 in Abilene.
July 25, 2017
Texas Master Naturalist Program Offers Training, Seeks Applicants
COLLEGE STATION — Important deadlines are fast approaching for the 17 Texas Master Naturalist chapters conducting training classes this fall for volunteers interested in becoming involved in natural resource and conservation management, the program’s assistant state coordinator said.
July 21, 2017
Texas Section Society for Range Management sets October 11-13 Annual Meeting in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO – Plans are fast coming together for the Texas Section Society for Range Management annual meeting, October 11-13, in San Angelo, and organizers urge members and prospective members to mark their calendar for the statewide event.
July 21, 2017
West Texas Cotton Producers Should be on the Lookout for Bollworms
LUBBOCK – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist is advising West Texas cotton farmers to remain vigilant in their hunt for bollworms.
July 17, 2017
Texas A&M Entomologist Hot on the Trail to Stop Global Locust Devastation
COLLEGE STATION – From time immemorial, man has suffered from the devastation wrought by locust swarms of biblical proportions often visited on those least able to weather the plagues.
July 3, 2017
Premier Ram Sale Will Wrap Up AgriLife’s Texas Sheep and Goat Expo August 18-19 in San Angelo
New event will offer top performance-tested registered Rambouillet, Katahdin rams
SAN ANGELO – The Texas Sheep and Goat Expo in San Angelo will add another first to its growing list of new features with the addition of a performance-tested ram sale featuring top registered Rambouillet and Katahdin rams offered at auction at 2:00 p.m. August 19.
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 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
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.
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.