Current News Releases
(listed by release date)
June 28, 2021
Canine reproduction focus of livestock guardian dog webinar July 22
Texas A&M AgriLife Research will host an online livestock guardian dog, LGD, event to address canine reproduction and common related problems from 3:00-4:00 p.m. July 22.
June 24, 2021
AgriLife Extension hosts annual 4-H, FFA wool judging
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office of Sutton County hosted the 60th National 4-H Wool Judging Contest and the 20th National Future Farmers of America Wool Judging Contest in Sonora. The events were part of the 83rd annual invitational contests for 4-H and FFA members. The June 16-17 wool event had 79 participants entered from nine Texas counties.
June 22, 2021
Dry Creek Ranch summer range tour set for July 9
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Section Society for Range Management will be hosting a summer ranch tour of the Dry Creek Ranch on July 9. The Dry Creek Ranch was presented the 2020 Outstanding Rangeland Stewardship Award by the society and other land-management-related organizations.
June 11, 2021
Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch starts August 16
The Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch online course is now open for registration. The 12-week program, offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, runs from August 16- November 7.
June 10, 2021
Managing wildlife damage webinar set for July 1
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a webinar, “Integrated Approaches to Managing Wildlife Damage,” at noon on July 1. This is part of the ongoing Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management Stewardship Series of webinars.
June 4, 2021
Webinar series available to help Texans with feral swine
The Natural Resources Institute, NRI, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have released a two-part virtual webinar series in support of the Texas Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program.
May 14, 2021
A conversation with Mary Reed, bee expert and chief Texas apiary inspector
The trajectory of Mary Reed’s life changed after she took a college class on social insects and became fascinated by honeybees, their biology and their close ties with agriculture. This newfound fascination led her to take a beekeeping course where she delved deeper into the details of honeybees, hive management and beekeeping practices.
May 10, 2021
Sanchez joins Texas A&M AgriLife as new San Angelo center senior administrator
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research has hired Fred Sanchez for the role of senior administrator for the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo.
May 7, 2021
Thorne assumes role of sheep, goat program specialist
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Jake Thorne is stepping into a new role as a sheep and goat program specialist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, San Angelo. Thorne was previously a sheep and goat associate.
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
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.