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All news releases are courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife AgNMore News Service (

August 27, 2019
Livestock predator program set for September 17 in Brownwood
BROWNWOOD — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding a livestock predator program on September 17 at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 4206 U.S. Highway 377 S. in Brownwood.

August 26, 2019
McCulloch County range tour set for September 9 in Lohn
BRADY — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a range tour on September 9 in Lohn.

August 26, 2019
Exceptional drought conditions in portions of Texas cause plea for citizens to use caution outdoors
COLLEGE STATION — Due to exceptional drought conditions in the Panhandle and South Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a state of disaster on August 23. Abbott announced the state of disaster in Duval, Hall, Jim Hogg, Randall, Swisher, Webb and Zapata counties.

August 23, 2019
Southwest Dairy Day set for November 7 at T&K Dairy near Snyder
SNYDER – After a year off, the annual Southwest Dairy Day will return November 7 at the T&K Dairy and will be hosted by the Collier family and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

August 23, 2019
Crop tour, golf scramble set for September 24 in Big Spring
BIG SPRING — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a free crop tour and the first Cotton Boll Golf Scramble on September 24 in Big Spring.

August 23, 2019
Today’s youth train to become tomorrow’s beef cattle producers
COLLEGE STATION — The youth track for the 2019 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, held recently in College Station, gave real-world experience, hours of education and a beef quality assurance certification to 30 youth interested in expanding their beef cattle knowledge. 

August 20, 2019
46th Annual Sheep & Goat Field Day and Sheep & Goat Expo held in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO —  The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo held their annual sheep and goat events over the weekend, attracting over 300 participants.

August 19, 2019
Central Texas cow, calf clinic set for September 18 in Lampasas
LAMPASAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a cow and calf clinic September 18 in Lampasas. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration and refreshments; presentations will run from 9:00 a.m.-noon.

August 18, 2019
Registration open for Fall Landscaping Symposium, September 7 in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Concho Valley Master Gardeners annual Fall Landscaping Symposium is just three weeks away and registration is now open.

August 16, 2019
Texas A&M AgriLife aquaculture specialist addresses algae-related dog deaths
COLLEGE STATION – A rash of recent companion animal deaths related to cyanobacteria toxins prompted a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Serviceaquaculture expert to offer information to alleviate fears.

August 12, 2019
Anthrax a growing concern in Texas as TVMDL confirms 18th case
SAN ANGELO — Anthrax continues to be a growing concern in Texas, especially through the “anthrax triangle” region, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.

August 7, 2019
Seaton named AgriLife Extension North Region family, community health program leader
LUBBOCK — Mandi Seaton will become the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s North Region program leader for family and community health starting Sept. 1. She will be based in Lubbock.

August 7, 2019
65th Beef Cattle Short Course wrapped in College Station
COLLEGE STATION – The 2019 Texas A&M AgriLife Beef Cattle Short Course August 5-7 at Texas A&M University featured a full slate of educational presentations and discussions focused on the beef cattle industry.

August 2, 2019
Fire Field Day slated for September 4 in Sonora
SONORA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Great Plains Fire Science Exchange are teaming up to host a prescribed fire field day in Sonora.

July 30, 2019
Pittman joins Better Living for Texans as project coordinator
SAN ANGELO — Adrien Pittman has joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as the Better Living for Texans, or BLT, project coordinator in Tom Green County.

July 21, 2019
Grants awarded to AgriLife Extension for sheep, goat genetic advancements
SAN ANGELO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in San Angelo has been awarded a trio of grants totaling over $136,000 to further develop research and educational outreach projects related to improving sheep and goat production in Texas.

July 13, 2019
Selling lambs or goats? AgriLife has an app for that
SAN ANGELO — The Lamb and Goat Market Forecast app for iPhone helps producers pick the best time to sell by projecting marginal revenue per head.

July 10, 2019
Big Country Beef Conference slated for August 22 in Abilene
ABILENE — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the Big Country Beef Conference on August 22 at the Taylor County Expo Center in the Big Country Hall, 1700 Texas  Highway 36, Abilene.

July 10, 2019
When should I water my yard? WaterMyYard has an app for that
COLLEGE STATION — A frequent summertime question from homeowners is “how much do I need to water my yard?” according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.



June 27, 2019
AgriLife Extension  Holds 82nd Annual National Wool and Mohair Show
SONORA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office of Sutton County hosted the 82nd annual Wool and Mohair Show, the 59th National 4-H Wool Judging Contest and the 19th National Future Farmers of America Wool Judging Contest June 18-20 in Sonora.

June 15, 2019
Research Shows Late-Planted Sorghum, Other Crops Good Alternatives to Failed Cotton
AMARILLO – The window for planting cotton may have been closed by too much rain, but a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist said past trials show producers could still benefit from all the moisture with dryland grain sorghum or corn or other alternative crops.

June 13, 2019
AgriLife Extension 2019 Alternative Crop Replanting Guide Now Available Online
LUBBOCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s 17th annual late-planting guide, “2019 Alternative Crop Options after Failed Cotton and Late-Season Crop Planting for the Texas South Plains,” is now available online at

June 4, 2019
Maberry Joins AgriLife Extension as Family, Community Health Agent for Jones County
SAN ANGELO — Kelli Maberry will join the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on June 17 as a family and community health agent for Jones County.

June 3, 2019
AgriLife Extension, Concho Valley Master Gardeners Fall Symposium set for September 7
SAN ANGELO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Concho Valley Master Gardeners have announced their Fall Landscaping Symposium date, topics and speakers.


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