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July 10, 2020
AgriLife Extension pest control professional courses now available online
Nearly every service professional today must keep up with emerging technology by earning continuing education units, and pest control technicians are no exception, said Mike Merchant, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service urban entomologist in Dallas.

July 8, 2020
Fighting Fire with Fire webinar set for July 27
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding a free online wildfire/prescribed burning workshop from 9:00 a.m. to noon on July 27, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.

July 7, 2020
Texas Sheep & Goat Expo expands format
August 14-15 event will now be in-person, online
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has announced changes to the 2020 Texas Sheep and Goat Expo.

July 3, 2020
Live demonstrations highlight Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course August 3-5
The annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course set for August 3-5 has extended the early registration deadline to July 15, so there’s still time to register for the education-packed event featuring live demonstrations.

June 29, 2020
When do you need to water your yard?
AgriLife Extension has an app for that

Heading into the heat of the summer, homeowners begin asking, “how much do I need to water my yard.” Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s WaterMyYard program has a new, free mobile app just for that purpose.

June 26, 2020
Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch online ag business start up school set for August 17 through November 8
Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch is a 12-week online course to be offered August 17 – November 8 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

June 26, 2020
Texas A&M Forest Service saves historic home from McDaniel fire
The Texas A&M Forest Service recently answered the call when the McDaniel Fire near San Angelo threatened to claim a historic ranch and its 100-year history.

June 25, 2020
West Texas farm and ranch conference set for July 31 – August 1
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding the West Texas Farmer and Rancher Conference from July 31-August 1 in Monahans.

June 24, 2020
Drought management considerations webinar set for July 21
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in District 6, serving the counties of West Texas, will address drought management when it presents its next free “On the Line with AgriLife” webinar at 8:30 a.m. on July 21.

June 23, 2020
Best management practices topic of July 14 Texas Pecan Growers webinar
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold the Texas Pecan Growers Webinar on July 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

June 19, 2020
Lab opens to assist sheep, goat producers
AgriLife Research opens fecal egg count lab to help with parasite resistance

Texas A&M AgriLife Research opened a Fecal Egg Count Laboratory on June 15 to assist sheep and goat producers in making genetic selection decisions. The FEC Lab is housed at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo.

June 18, 2020
Early summer drying could indicate a severe wildfire season in Texas
Drought conditions in the western High Plains and South Plains and early drying across the state have led to an early start to the summer wildfire season.

June 15, 2020
Fire danger increasing in North, Central Texas counties
The Texas A&M Forest Service, local fire officials and fire departments are advising the public to be aware of continuing dry conditions in Bell, McLennan, Coryell and Hill counties that can contribute to rapidly growing fire danger.

June 12, 2020
Texas A&M AgriLife brings wheat field tours to producers online
Texas A&M AgriLife wheat research and variety trials did not take a break during the COVID-19 pandemic. But it was not possible to conduct a traditional May wheat field tour, so Texas A&M AgriLife faculty across the state are bringing fields to producers – virtually.


June 11, 2020
Texas cotton farmers adjusting in wake of court ruling on dicamba
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service stands ready to advise producers on agronomic alternatives and options in the wake of a June 3 ruling from the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to immediately vacate the registrations of three dicamba products, Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia.

June 1, 2020
Virtual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course to be August 3-5
The annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is going virtual this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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