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May 7, 2021
Kids & Kows & More offers drive-thru program June 24-26
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be presenting the annual El Paso Kids & Kows & More agricultural education event for youth in a drive-thru format this year.

May 6, 2021
AgriLife Extension offers prescribed fire workshops in May
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present three innovative, interactive Peers and Pros 360-Degree Texas Hill Country Prescribed Fire Workshops in May so attendees can learn about prescribed fires and associated best practices for fellow landowners and land managers.

May 6, 2021
Pecos County Brush Seminar on May 27 in Fort Stockton
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a Brush Seminar May 27 in Fort Stockton. The event will run 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Large Community Hall in James Rooney Memorial Park at 521 S. Spring Drive.

May 6, 2021
Oak trees still recovering from winter storm
Driving across Texas has been an interesting occupation for foresters and arborists these past few weeks. Many trees appear as healthy and vibrant as they have ever been, but littered in among the growing green are an equal – and seemingly arbitrary – population of barren oak trees.

May 3, 2021
Sandhills Beef Cattle Conference set for July 7 in Monahans
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Sandhills Beef Cattle Conference will be held July 7 in Monahans at the Ward County Event Center, 1525 E. Monahans Parkway, and the Ward County Arena, 3203 S. Stockton Ave. World-renowned educator and animal behavior expert Temple Grandin, Ph.D., will be the featured speaker.

April 28, 2021
Reagan, Upton counties ag field day set for May 11
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s offices in Reagan and Upton counties will host their annual Ag Day on May 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Big Lake.

April 16, 2021
New digital education sheep, goat course launches
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has launched a new digital education course, Sheep and Goat Ranching 101. The series of 12 videos cost $25 and allows participants to learn at their own pace.

April 16, 2021
Landowner 101 workshop series starts April 23
New landowners can learn the basics of property management during Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Landowner 101 series.

April 16, 2021
Popular Texas A&M AgriLife “On the Line” series expanding
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s series On the Line with AgriLife provides free 30-minute presentations on a variety of topics important to Texas agricultural producers. The popular current monthly series will expand in May to two sessions per month.

April 13, 2021
Annual Texas Sheep & Goat Expo set August 20-21
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has announced the dates and theme for the seventh annual Texas Sheep and Goat Expo. The event is set for August 20-21 at the 1st Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena at the San Angelo Fairgrounds.

April 9, 2021
Dawn Brown joins Bill Sims Wool & Mohair Laboratory
Dawn Brown, M.D., has joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Bill Sims Wool and Mohair Laboratory in San Angelo. Brown started April 5 as manager of the commercial lab, which is in the process of expanding to become the nation’s largest commercial wool testing lab.

April 8, 2021
Coalson Brown joins Texas A&M AgriLife Sonora Station
Coalson Brown joined Texas A&M AgriLife Research as the ranch foreman of the Sonora Station on April 5. The Sonora Station is part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo.


March 30, 2021
Funding available for septic systems
The Lampasas River Watershed Partnership is coordinating a septic systems repair and replacement program for residents in the Lampasas River watershed to help improve and protect water quality.

March 26, 2021
Honeybees might need extra care post-Winter Storm Uri
Most Texas beekeepers appear to have avoided extreme hive losses during Winter Storm Uri, but honeybees need extra care following the historic cold, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

March 18, 2021
Early spring lawn to-do list a little different this year
Lawns around the state may need homeowners to do a little more in some respects and a little less in others to help turfgrass recover from the recent historic freeze, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

March 18, 2021
Hurry up and wait, Texas bluebonnets are coming
Even though we aren’t seeing many just yet, be patient, Texas bluebonnets and wildflowers will come. According to a Texas A&M AgriLife expert, the freeze likely had minimal effects on both the Texas bluebonnets and wildflowers.

March 18, 2021
Texas tops all U.S. states in exports for 19th year straight 
For nearly two decades, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, BEA, has ranked Texas as the No. 1 exporter among U.S. states.

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