Current News Releases
(listed by release date)
September 22, 2020
Free virtual range, wildlife series starts September 30
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a free four-part webinar series that will cover a variety of range and wildlife topics starting September 30. The series will run on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m.-noon through October 21.
September 17, 2020
Livestock Guardian Dog webinar set for September 25
The Texas A&M AgriLife Livestock Guardian Dog Program will hold a virtual Livestock Guardian Dog webinar on September 25. The event will run from 3:00-3:45 p.m. There is no cost, but preregistration is required.
September 16, 2020
AgriLife Extension’s Reading the Range Webinar set for September 30
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold an online Reading the Range webinar September 30 from 9:00 a.m.-noon. The event will be held on the Zoom platform.
September 11, 2020
Wildfire potential reduced statewide with recent rainfall
Recent rainfall observed across most of the state has significantly reduced wildfire activity and the potential for large fire growth.
September 10, 2020
Registration open for 2020 Texas Master Naturalist Meeting
Registration is now open for the Texas Master Naturalist Program’s annual meeting, to be held virtually this year from October 14-17.
September 8, 2020
Texas A&M-coordinated study expects Covid-19 economic impacts of $2.5 trillion loss in goods, services nationwide
COVID-19 is expected to reduce the U.S. gross domestic product, GDP, by $2.5 trillion and employment by 19 million full-time equivalent jobs over the next year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife coordinated study.
August 27, 2020
Conley joins Better Living for Texans, Tom Green County
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announced Kendra Conley has transferred from her position in Hardeman County to Tom Green County. Conley, who previously served as a family and community health agent for 16 years, will now serve as a Better Living for Texans agent.
August 21, 2020
Areas of extremely dry vegetation expanding statewide
Dry air will persist over the state through the weekend, contributing to increased rates of drying in vegetation. Wildfire activity and fuel dryness is continuing to expand north and east into higher population centers.
August 19, 2020
Rainwater harvesting tips for beginners
Any Texan can collect rainwater and save it to use for all non-potable household water needs, increasing water-use efficiency around the home.
August 18, 2020
Online Texas Sheep & Goat Expo a success
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo held their annual Texas Sheep and Goat Expo and Field Day August 14-15. This was the first year the events were virtual.
July 29, 2020
Concho Valley landscape series starts August 11
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service announced the “Beautiful, Edible Earth-Kind Landscapes” garden series will start Aug. 11 and run for nine consecutive Tuesdays.
July 28, 2020
Mystery seeds arrive in Texas
Recipients advised to report unsolicited seed shipments
Texas residents are now among those across the nation receiving mysterious seeds delivered by mail in tiny bags marked as jewelry. U.S. Department of Agriculture officials are on alert because these seeds are unsolicited.
July 22, 2020
Dale Rollins awarded professor emeritus
For someone who retired from his roles with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research seven years ago, Dale Rollins, Ph.D., has yet to slow down.
July 21, 2020
Fecal Egg Count Lab launches website
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research Fecal Egg Count Laboratory, or FEC lab, has launched a website with instructional videos. The lab, which opened last month, provides fecal egg counting services for sheep and goat producers.