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  • Backyard Basics Workshop Sept. 13 in Austin will focus on homegrown, homemade foods
    Aug 21Backyard Basics Workshop Sept. 13 in Austin will focus on homegrown, homemade foods

    AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Travis County Master Gardeners will present the Backyard Basics Workshop from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Austin Community College south campus, 1820 W. Stassney Lane in Austin. “The public is invited to this event that will feature hands-on instruction and presentations by AgriLife […]

  • 4-H and Biggest Loser star call attention to healthy youth lifestyles
    Aug 204-H and Biggest Loser star call attention to healthy youth lifestyles

    Trek across Panhandle to include four stops Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Shawnte Clawson, 806-677-5600, sfclawson@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Area 4-H’ers will join NBC’s Biggest Loser season 14 finalist Joe Ostaszewski this summer on his “Riding It Forward” cross-country bike tour to raise awareness for healthy living across America. Ostaszewski, a former Florida State University […]

  • New AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agent hired for Armstrong County
    Aug 18New AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agent hired for Armstrong County

    Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Billie Peden, 806-226-3021, billie.peden@ag.tamu.edu CLAUDE – Billie Peden has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer science agent for Armstrong County, effective Aug. 18, according to Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. “We are very excited to have Billie join the […]

  • New mosquito-borne viral disease found in South Central Texas
    Jul 31New mosquito-borne viral disease found in South Central Texas

    AgriLife Extension entomologists: Avoidance, exclusion, repellents best practical defense SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Chikungunya, a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, has been identified in five Texas counties — four of them in South Central Texas — and may become endemic to the state, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. As far as the […]

  • AgriLife Research putting designer potatoes on the menu to boost consumption
    Jul 25AgriLife Research putting designer potatoes on the menu to boost consumption

    Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Creighton Miller, 979-845-3828, cmiller@ag.tamu.edu SPRINGLAKE – A decline in overall potato consumption has Texas A&M AgriLife Research breeders working on “designer” spuds that meet the time constraints and unique tastes of a younger generation. Dr. Creighton Miller, AgriLife Research potato breeder from College Station, recently conducted the Texas […]