News Releases

Current News Releases

(listed by release date)

Archived News Releases

All news releases are courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife AgNMore News Service (agnews.tamu.edu).

November 21, 2017
AgriLife Extension sets December 12 Wildlife Management, Conservation Workshop at Gail
GAIL – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Wildlife Management and Conservation Workshop from 8:30-11:30 a.m., December 12, at the Borden County Event Center at U.S. Highway 180 and Willow Valley Road in Gail.

November 20, 2017
AgriLife to Offer Wool and Mohair Workshops in January at San Angelo
SAN ANGELO – Texas A&M AgriLife will conduct two separate educational programs aimed at both the novice and professional in the sheep industry.

November 20, 2017
Tri-County Range, Livestock Clinic Slated for December 7 in Brady
BRADY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Tri-County Range and Livestock Clinic from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., December 7, at the Heart of Texas Event Center, 804 San Angelo Highway in Brady.

November 16, 2017
AgriLife Extension sets Pesticide Management and CEU Workshop December 5 in Fort Stockton
FORT STOCKTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Pesticide Management and CEU Workshop from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., December 5, at the Pecos County Civic Center, 1674 Airport Drive, Fort Stockton.

November 16, 2017
AgriLife Extension sets High Plains Ag Conference December 8 in Lubbock
LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual High Plains Ag Conference from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., December 8, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294, Lubbock.

November 15, 2017
AgriLife Extension sets Four-County South Plains Simply Christmas Lunch & Learn Series
LITTLEFIELD – Simply Christmas Lunch and Learn is a holiday-themed series to be conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in four South Plains counties the last week of November.

November 15, 2017
Pesticide Applicator Training November 30 in Overton
OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a pesticide applicators training from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., November 30, in Overton.

November 13, 2017
AgriLife Extension Names New Terry County Agent
BROWNFIELD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Geoff Cooper as the agency’s new agent for agriculture and natural resources in Terry County.

November 13, 2017
Experts: Deforestation Threatening the Diversity of Amazon Fish Species
COLLEGE STATION – A paper published in the Journal of Applied Ecology by two Texas A&M University scientists warns of impacts to fisheries and fish diversity, stemming from continued deforestation of the Amazon River.

November 9, 2017
Texas A&M Scientists Synthesize Historical Tick Models to Help Curb the Pest Globally
COLLEGE STATION – The battle against fever ticks rages on, and a group of Texas A&M University and French National Institute for Agricultural Research scientists are doing their best to determine where the fray will head by synthesizing historical models for use in curbing the pest globally.

November 8, 2017
Health-Conscious Cooks to Have Two Dinner Tonight! Venues in Coming Weeks
AgriLife Extension sets dates for Plainview, Snyder healthy cooking schools
PLAINVIEW – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct their Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School at two South Plains communities in coming weeks, said Dr. Angela Burkham, the agency’s family and community health state program leader at Amarillo.

November 8, 2017
AgriLife Extension sets Prospective Grape Grower Workshop December 12 at Lubbock
LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled the Prospective Grape Grower Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., December 12, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294, Lubbock.

October 31, 2017
AgriLife Eyes Ways to Match Offspring With Their Dams Using New Producer-Friendly Technologies
SAN ANGELO – The age-old problem of matching ewes with their offspring is getting some help from modern technology, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

October 20, 2017
AgriLife Extension Announces Two County Agent Hires in Far West Texas
FORT STOCKTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has announced two agriculture and natural resources personnel additions to its 23-county Far West Texas district.

October 16, 2017
AgriLife Extension Publishes Sheep, Goat How-to Validation YouTube Video Series
Series meant to simplify statewide show-animal process
SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has published a YouTube series demonstrating the various procedures of the Texas 4-H and FFA sheep and goat validation program.

October 16, 2017
Registration Opens for Third Annual AgriLife Extension Shearing School January 13-15 in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has opened registration for its Third Annual Sheep Shearing School set January 13-15 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87.

October 3, 2017
AgriLife Extension Names New Garza County Agent
Tarlton Holloway named to agriculture, natural resources post
POST – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Tarlton Holloway the new county agent for agriculture and natural resources in Garza County.

 


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September 21, 2017
Pecan Weevils’ Range Growing, Warns AgriLife Extension Expert
COLLEGE STATION – Homeowners and pecan orchard operators are urged to watch for pecan weevils that can decimate a crop right up to harvest, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated pest management specialist at College Station.

September 18, 2017
New Texas A&M Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building Grand Opening Celebrated at College Station
COLLEGE STATION – September 15 marked the grand opening of the new Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building at 534 John Kimbrough Blvd. on the Texas A&M University West Campus.

September 14, 2017
Periodic Charts Bring New Meaning to Texas A&M Wildlife Researcher, Others
COLLEGE STATION – To many of us, the mere mention of a “periodic table” conjures up pop quizzes, dread and the queasiness associated with past ninth grade chemistry classes dealing with the famous element chart, but to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and his colleagues, the term has taken on a whole new meaning.

September 13, 2017
Improper Mosquito Control on Livestock Can Do More Harm than Good, Expert Warns
STEPHENVILLE — In an effort to save their livestock from the torment caused by the plague of mosquitoes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, some producers are making the mistake of misusing chemicals to control the pests, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

September 1, 2017
Hurricane Harvey Expected to Deliver One-Two Mosquito Punch
SAN ANGELO – Among the inevitable fallout stemming from the ocean of water dumped on South Texas by Hurricane Harvey will be a hoard of bloodsucking mosquitoes, but state-level entomologists predict the first onslaught won’t be the disease vectors many fear.

 

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