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Best management practices for cow-calf operators highlighted The North Region Multi-County Beef Conference will be held Jan. 26 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at the Moore County Community Building, 1600 S. Maddox Ave., Dumas. This is a collaborative program involving the AgriLife Extension offices in Moore, Dallam, Hartley, Oldham, Potter and Sherman counties.... Read More →

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First scheduled date Jan. 27 in Lubbock The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has announced the 2022 schedule for integrated pest management, IPM, school coordinator training across Texas. Both one and two-day course options are offered. The first one-day school IPM coordinator training is Jan. 27 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center... Read More →

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New faces bring new talents to existing educational programs New agents across the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s District 2, headquartered in Lubbock, have been hired and are beginning to work within their respective counties. “We are always excited when we have new individuals join our team and bring with them a multitude of talents... Read More →

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AgriLife Extension meeting to address High Plains issues The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Randall County will conduct the annual Pre-Plant Producer Conference from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Kuhlman Extension Center, 200 N. Brown Road, Canyon. “The pre-plant conference is extremely valuable for our producers as it provides an excellent opportunity... Read More →

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Military Families Learning Network continuing education event The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Military Families Learning Network will present the webinar “Medicare Changes In 2022” from 10-11 a.m. on Jan. 19. The Military Families Learning Network serves military family service professionals, and continuing education credits are available for webinar participation. The online event is free, but participants need... Read More →

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Seven-week course features horticulturists, Master Gardener speakers A seven-week Lawn and Garden 101 series starts Feb. 1 in Georgetown at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Williamson County, 100 Wilco Way, Room 226.  The AgriLife Extension course costs $55 for the series and will take place from 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday through March... Read More →

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AgriLife Extension set five dates for both online and in-person training in Lubbock The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer producers several opportunities to complete their Auxin-Specific Certification Training for the 2022 growing season, both in person and virtually. The first of five trainings will be on Jan. 21, and the remaining trainings will be... Read More →

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Jan. 25-March 10 program will have in-person, virtual options A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Master Marketer program returns to Amarillo in 2022 with in-person and virtual attendance options. The program will be from Jan. 25-March 10 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at 6500 Amarillo Blvd. W. The Master Marketer program... Read More →

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Two well-known members of the Texas agriculture community have been chosen to lead Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Chancellor John Sharp and Dr. Mark Hussey, Acting Vice Chancellor and Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences, today announced the appointments of Dr. Cliff Lamb as Acting Director of AgriLife Research... Read More →

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Racine to focus on water, public health and nutrition Beth Racine, DrPH, will become director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso beginning Jan. 1. As a registered dietician, Racine will also serve as a professor and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service associate department head in the Department of Nutrition at... Read More →

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Five sessions to address herbicides, weeds, finances, cotton and carbon farming The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service North Region, which includes the Panhandle and South Plains areas of the state, will host a series of online educational events for the next four months. The sessions are designed for producers, professionals and private industry representatives. There... Read More →

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Texas provided three of 13 executive board members, including president The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service was well represented on the 2020-2021 executive board of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, NEAFCS. AgriLife Extension professionals accounted for three of its 13 national board members, including Dianne Gertson, AgriLife Extension family and community... Read More →

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Content will focus on self-care, resilience The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Military Families Learning Network will present a webinar for caregivers from 10-11 a.m. on Dec. 15. The free webinar titled “Need to Refuel?” will address caregiver tools for self-care and resilience. To RSVP and register, go to https://tx.ag/Refuel. “Over the past couple... Read More →

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Child maltreatment, allergies, pediatric first aid to be highlighted The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the last of its 2021 virtual mini-conference monthly online trainings on early childhood development on Dec. 8.  “Keeping Children Safe – Maltreatment, Allergies and First Aid,” will address preventing and reporting child maltreatment, preventing and responding to allergy-related emergencies, including... Read More →

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In-person event for pest management professionals, personnel The 2021 Texas Rodent Academy, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is scheduled Dec. 14-15 in Dallas. The two-day course is designed for integrated pest management, IPM, professionals and those who handle pest management in their work for municipalities, universities, public schools and food safety personnel.... Read More →

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CEUs, pasture management and healthy living education available The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will once again provide educational programming through several different events at the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St., Amarillo. Amarillo Farm Show CEU Workshop AgriLife Extension’s primary programming will be... Read More →

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Agency experts offer tips on how to choose, cook your holiday gobbler  While having turkey on the holiday table is a must for many households, there is some disagreement on the type and size of turkey to buy, as well as how to thaw and cook it, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. In... Read More →

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Webinar offers five Texas Department of Agriculture CEUs The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering an online pesticide program for Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units Nov. 19 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Zoom meeting platform.  The virtual event offers five continuing education units — one laws and regulations, one integrated pest... Read More →

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Rural Student Success Initiative serving some 6,000 students in 19 rural Texas counties     In Texas, rural students graduate high school at a higher rate than the state average but are less likely than their urban peers to enroll in college. To help address this issue, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has created the... Read More →

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Addresses updated regulations, burning procedure, tools for burn managers A course designed for licensed Texas Department of Agriculture, TDA, certified and insured burn managers is now online and available from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The program costs $100 and offers two TDA certified fire training units. Register at https://tx.ag/ContinuingFireTraining. “This course covers updated... Read More →

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AgriLife Extension’s disaster team members cite focus, discipline, service among applicable traits Members of the Disaster Assessment and Recovery, DAR, unit of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service come from a variety of professional backgrounds, but those with previous military experience seem particularly well suited to the role, according to Monty Dozier, Ph.D., DAR unit... Read More →

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Focus on helping youth build healthy bodies, brains The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present another of its monthly online Early Childhood Educator Training programs Nov. 13 as part of its first statewide mini-conference series.   The program will be presented from 9 a.m. to noon on the Microsoft Teams platform. Cost is $25... Read More →

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