News and Updates

Fishy vegetable production methods explained through aquaponics


COLLEGE STATION — If growing vegetables in a box with no soil and out of direct sunlight sounds a little fishy, well, it is. “Aquaponics” is a relatively new way of intensified farming that combines aquaculture and hydroponics, according to Dr. Joe Masabni of College Station, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service vegetable specialist. “We are […]

TVMDL Drug Testing Laboratory receives Competition Animal Drug Testing Laboratory certification

The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) Drug Testing Laboratory in College Station recently earned ISO 17025 accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) Competition Animal Drug Testing Laboratory Accreditation Program. One of only a handful of laboratories in the U.S. to boast this internationally recognized accreditation, the Drug Testing Laboratory can serve […]

Applied nutrition modeling producing beef more profitably, helping reduce methane emissions in feedlots


Nutritional modeling systems developed in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University have helped participating Texas feedlot operators keep feed costs in check and produce beef more profitably. Now, these models have the potential to be applied to help reduce greenhouse emissions, according to researchers. Dr. Luis Tedeschi, Texas A&M AgriLife Research nutritionist […]

Howdy Farm


Howdy Farm is revamping its look by adding a new sustainability building that was built over the summer. The new building allows the Howdy Farm organization to meet more often and serves as the purchasing center for the public to buy vegetables on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. This new addition to Howdy Farm is thanks to […]

AgriLife Extension slates farm bill educational programs for Coastal Bend


CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled a series of educational programs throughout the Coastal Bend region to help agricultural producers make informed decisions about the new 2014 farm bill. Classes are free and include information on using online decision tools from the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M […]