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Camp Brisket helps novice pitmasters feed masses

COLLEGE STATION – Nothing beats good brisket and Texas barbecue, but smoking brisket on a barbecue pit can be a daunting task for the novice. “I love barbecuing in general, but the brisket is … more

Worksite wellness programming is focus of North Texas workshop

GRAPEVINE – A Jan. 16 workshop aims to help workplace administrators implement and monitor employee wellness programs. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service workshop, Building a Healthy … more

Livestock Report:

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 Receipts – 996 compared to 784 on Dec. 19, 2017 Trend – Steady to higher compared to last sale in December Choice Steer Calves 150-300 … more

Austin County 4-H has good showing at Food Challenge

Thirteen 13 Austin County 4-Hers participated Jan. 6 in the District 11 Food Show and Food Challenge competition in Victoria. The theme for this year’s activities was “Fresh from the Farm,” … more

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for Feb. 22-23

KYLE/SAN ANTONIO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is hosting two residential rainwater harvesting and turf management trainings in Kyle and San … more

Water well screenings offered in January for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present free water well screenings in January for Aransas, Calhoun, Jackson, Matagorda, Refugio, San Patricio and Victoria counties to give … more

Converting benefits of manure to methane

STEPHENVILLE – New research by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists shows biochar has potential to make anaerobic digestion of animal manure a more efficient method to rid farms of waste while … more

WOODS, WATERS and WILDLIFE

Just as the calm that often occurs as the eye of a hurricane passes overhead is misleading, don’t let the warmer weather since last week’s frigid temperatures make you think winter is over. … more

Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day Feb. 2 at Cat Spring

CAT SPRING – The 26th annual Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day will be 9-4 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Cat Spring Agricultural Society Hall, 13035 Hall Road in Cat Spring. Registration is $35 at the door … more

Food Handlers Course slated for Jan. 31 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County will present a Food Handlers Permit Course at 6 p.m. Jan. 31. The course will be held at the AgriLife Extension Bexar … more

Pesticide resistant, crop threatening whiteflies found in Texas

OVERTON – A pesticide-resistant population of common plant-damaging whiteflies has been found in Texas, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Whiteflies are sucking, … more

AgriLife Extension to offer Grass Grazing and Animal Management School in Pampa

PAMPA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer an 11-month Grass Grazing and Animal Management School beginning Feb. 5 in Pampa. The school will meet from 1-5 p.m. the first Monday … more

Two fruit tree seminars set for January in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Two free seminars on fruit trees will be presented in January by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in collaboration with two well-known nurseries in San Antonio, program … more

Prescribed fire practitioners have new tools at their fingertips

SAN ANGELO – As prescribed fire gains popularity as a range management tool, so does the need for up-to-the-minute information. To meet the growing need, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 Receipts – 784 compared to 1,252 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $180-250 300-400 lbs - … more

Fourth Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting features discussions of meat trends

COLLEGE STATION – Texas barbecue owners and pitmasters from across the Lone Star state gathered at Texas A&M University in College Station recently for the Fourth Texas Barbecue Town Hall … more

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo educational commitment tops $450 million

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo released its annual educational commitment for 2018, awarding more than $26.7 million to support young Texans and statewide educational programs. This brings the … more

National pest control pros scurry to Texas Rodent Academy

DALLAS — Pest control professionals from companies in Utah, Georgia, New York and across Texas converged in Dallas for three days to train alongside Texas A&M AgriLife Extension entomologists on … more

Livestock Report

For Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 Receipts – 1,252 compared to 1,229 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $190-270 300-400 lbs - $180-215 400-500 lbs. - … more
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