COLLEGE STATION – The Memorial Day weekend is often considered the unofficial beginning of grilling season, and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert and a fire protection organization have some advice on outdoor grilling safety. “While grilling is an enjoyable seasonal outdoor activity, people need to be aware of its potential dangers,” said Joyce […]
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HEREFORD – The Child Care Conference, hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Parmer, Deaf Smith and Oldham counties, will be June 22 at the AgriLife Extension office, 903 14th St. in Hereford. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the training session from 9 a.m. to noon. There is a $20 fee, and […]
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DALLAS — The newest state turfgrass specialist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service aims to inspire sustainable management of safe sports fields and other turfgrass applications. Dr. Chrissie Segars’ office is at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas. Her focus is coaching field managers on a system of approaches where […]
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AMARILLO – Spring planting is just around the corner, so for producers with irrigation systems, now is a good time to do some safety maintenance on their pivot systems, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. In the spring, producers are busy making seed selections and prepping fields, but they also need to […]
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PANHANDLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office in Carson County will host an Estate Planning Workshop on Nov. 5. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Carson County War Memorial, 501 Main St., Panhandle. The program will feature Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist from Amarillo. “Making end-of-life decisions can […]
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GEORGETOWN – While Halloween means children dressing in costume and going through the neighborhood in search of treats, it can be a dangerous time for them to be on the streets, plus the treats can be unhealthy for them, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. “Even though Halloween comes before the fall time change […]
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BROWNWOOD — A Youth Hunter Education Camp open to 4-H members from nine to 15 years of age will be held Oct. 26-28 at the Texas 4-H Conference Center, 5600 Farm-to-Market Road 3021 near Brownwood. “In this camp, participants will learn about hunting safety and responsibility as well as hunting laws and ethics,” said Cari […]
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COLLEGE STATION – With recent rains subsiding in many parts of the state and the re-emergence of warmer, drier weather, Texans should expect to see a proliferation of fire ants and mosquitoes, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. According to Dr. Robert Puckett, AgriLife Extension entomologist at Texas A&M University in College Station, the […]
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COLLEGE STATION – With the probability of extensive rain and high winds, especially in coastal areas of the state as a result of tropical storms, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are asking Texans to take measures to prepare their houses, farms and ranches for flooding. “People in both urban and rural areas should take […]
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COLLEGE STATION – Families should make traffic safety a priority by discussing the many risks present in each of the different ways children travel to school, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service safety expert. “Whether it’s riding on a school bus, walking, peddling a bike or using a skateboard or scooter, it’s important children […]
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