Current News Releases
(listed by release date)
All news releases are courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife AgNMore News Service (agnews.tamu.edu).
February 19, 2018
Raising a Successful Livestock Guardian Dog Workshop set March 15 in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO – A workshop on bonding and starting livestock guardian dogs is set for March 15 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo.
February 19, 2018
Producer Input Needed for Possible Sore Mouth Pilot Project in Goats AgriLife Researcher: Severe ‘orf’ cases appear to be increasing in West Texas
AgriLife Researcher: Severe ‘orf’ cases appear to be increasing in West Texas
SAN ANGELO – With sore mouth cases in goats reportedly on the rise, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center agencies in San Angelo will seek producer input on a possible study during a meeting March 1 at the center.
February 16, 2018
Texas Sheep and Goat Expo Sets Performance-Oriented Sheep, Goat Sale
Producers should consider consignments now for August 18 event
SAN ANGELO – Plans are being made to conduct a second performance-oriented sheep and goat sale August 18, immediately after the Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, organizers said.
February 9, 2018
AgriLife Extension sets three profitability workshops in Lubbock
LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has set three crop profitability workshops — one per month starting February 13, the program’s coordinator said.
February 8, 2018
New AgriLife Extension Statewide Cotton Pest Management Guide is Now Available
LUBBOCK – Entomologists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have just released a new statewide guide on managing cotton insect pests, said one of its authors.
February 1, 2018
AgriLife Extension’s Permian Basin Cotton Conference set March 1 in Big Spring
BIG SPRING – The Permian Basin Cotton Conference, a multi-county event conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is set from 8:00 a.m.-noon, March 1, at the G.C. Broughton Jr. Ag Complex, Big Spring.
January 29, 2018
Once More and Done, QuailMasters Sets Final Run Registration
Founder dubs last call event ‘When Quail Freezes Over’
The series, co-sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Wildlife Association, starts in April.
January 29, 2018
Registration Open for Texas Brigades Summer Youth Camps
Applications accepted until March 15
SAN ANGELO – The Texas Brigades, a series of seven youth leadership camps centered around various wildlife and natural resource subjects, are open for registration, organizers said.
January 22, 2018
Mark Calendars Now for Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference in San Angelo, May 3-4
SAN ANGELO – Organizers urge those with a passion for proper land management of the Edwards Plateau region to mark their calendars May 3-4 for the Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference at the McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive in San Angelo.
January 5, 2018
AgriLife Extension Sets Series of Auxin Herbicide Trainings for Area Producers
WALL – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a series of auxin trainings for producers in Runnels, Tom Green and surrounding counties, according to organizers.
January 2, 2018
Publications Now Available on Two Edwards Plateau, Concho Valley Grass Invaders from Mexico Mexican needlegrass, Mexican feathergrass increasing in area pastures
Mexican needlegrass, Mexican feathergrass increasing in area pastures
SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has new publications on two opportunistic and invasive grasses from Mexico now spreading into some Edwards Plateau and Concho Valley pastures, said Dr. Morgan Russell, lead author of both publications.
January 2, 2018
AgriLife Extension Names New Runnels County Agent
Marty Vahlenkamp transfers to agriculture, natural resources post January 15
BALLINGER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Marty Vahlenkamp the new county agent for agriculture and natural resources in Runnels County effective January 15. The announcement was made by Runnels County Judge Barry Hilliard and Marty Gibbs, AgriLife Extension administrator in San Angelo.
December 20, 2017
Texas Master Naturalist Program Seeks Applicants, Sets Spring Training
COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Master Naturalist program has announced training opportunities for those wishing to participate in the statewide program.
December 18, 2017
Prescribed Fire Practitioners Have New Tools at Their Fingertips
New AgriLife Extension site, publication answer ‘burning’ questions with latest info
SAN ANGELO – As prescribed fire gains popularity as a range management tool, so does the need for up-to-the-minute information.
December 14, 2017
2018 Texas Sheep and Goat Expo Dates Announced
Fourth AgriLife Extension statewide event set for August 17-18 in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO – The fourth Texas Sheep and Goat Expo conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is set for August 17-18 in San Angelo’s 1st Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena on the San Angelo Fairgrounds.
December 8, 2017
AgriLife Extension Names Veteran Agent to Regional Role
Robert Pritz will assume West Central District regional program leader duties January 1
SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Robert Pritz as the new agriculture and natural resources regional program leader for the agency’s West Region.
December 7, 2017
Marvin Ensor to Retire from AgriLife Extension Effective December 31
SAN ANGELO – Marvin Ensor, state and regional program leader with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will conclude his 37-year career with the agency with his retirement effective December 31.