News and Updates

Hallsburg: VFD improves firefighting capabilities

A grant given to the Hallsburg Volunteer Fire Department from Texas A&M Forest Service’s Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program will help expand the department’s capability to fight wildland fires. The grant, which totals $18,891, will provide funds for the department to buy a new slip-on unit that is designed to fight grass and brush […]

Monarchs on the move

Monarch Butterflies

  Tens of thousands of monarch butterflies have been migrating through the Concho Valley in recent days, and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist hopes Texans stop to appreciate what he terms is truly a royal procession. “These are special insects, and they are moving through our country here in San Angelo in a […]

Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School serves up healthful recipes, tips for better living

Dinner picture

About 200 people participated in the Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School recently at the Whitley Theological Center in San Antonio. The school was conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County, Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program and AgriLife Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. “We present these cooking schools […]

Texans get to celebrate ‘Holiday for Trees’

Texans across the Lone Star State are invited to celebrate Arbor Day Nov. 4. Arbor Day is a holiday for trees – it is the perfect day to plant trees and to celebrate all the ways that trees enrich our lives, communities and landscapes. In Texas, the official state Arbor Day celebration is held in […]

The local resource you should be using way more often

Ask AgriLife. That’s pretty much the answer to any gardening or housekeeping question. The agency, officially named Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension has information and research on virtually every home and garden question. The agency, with 250 offices statewide, maintains hundreds of Web pages with information on subjects as varied as using drones to look […]

Borlaug Institute collaborating with other agricultural institutions to help Afghan farmers

COLLEGE STATION — Over the past two years, the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, has been working with other U.S. land-grant universities to help improve the lives and livelihoods of farmers in Afghanistan. Through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project-II, a three-year $19.8 million […]

New Texas A&M center to protect key international coffee industry

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M University administrators and researchers are stepping up efforts to protect a worldwide multi-billion dollar-a-year industry. Coffee is the main source of income for about 100 million people across the globe. The industry has a retail value estimated at $30-32 billion for the United States alone, reaching $170 billion worldwide, according […]