Category Archives: Conference

Water conference to address rural and urban water issues

By: Beth Luedeker Contact: Diane Boellstorff, dboellstorff@tamu.edu Drew Gholson, drew.gholson@msstate.edu Joel Pigg, j-pigg@tamu.edu Landowners are becoming increasingly aware of the value of water and water quality. Those and others issues will be addressed at the Southern Region Water Conference July 23-25 in College Station, TX. The conference, titled “Improving Adoption of Sustainable Water Management Practices” will focus on optimizing water use efficiency and protecting water quality in the southern United States. Speakers will provide relevant information for all water users, not just agriculture producers. Wednesday’s keynote address will… Read More →

2019 Texas A&M Plant Breeding Symposium held

Writer: Beth Ann Luedeker Soil and Crop Sciences and Horticulture graduate students teamed up once again to host the Texas A&M University Plant Breeding Symposium at the Memorial Student Center February 21. This is the fourth year for student-run symposium, and the event keeps getting bigger and better. Since its inception the symposium has been attended by 1,200 scientists and graduate students either in person or via the live webinar broadcast. Plant Breeders, Assemble! was the theme for this year, with a focus on how interdisciplinary teams are… Read More →

2019 Hill Country land stewardship conference set for April 25-26

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu The Hill Country has its own special needs when it comes to managing livestock and wildlife and incorporating the millions of individuals who come to vacation, hunt and relax in the ranching environments. The sixth annual Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers a chance for landowners in the region to learn more about addressing issues that arise when ranching and tourism combine, said Dr. Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension program… Read More →

Bennett Trust Women’s Conference receives Vice Chancellor’s Award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter The Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence – Climate and Diversity honor was presented to the Bennett Trust Women’s Land Stewardship Conference during a ceremony Jan. 7 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The awards recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions displayed across Texas A&M AgriLife and celebrate those contributions and achievements of faculty, students and staff members. The AgriLife Extension team includes Dr. Larry Redmon, associate department head and program leader, department of soil and crop sciences, College Station; Dr. Robert Lyons,… Read More →

Coffee Education Symposium held at Texas A&M

Writer: Beth Ann Luedeker Coffee researchers, roasters and others with an interest in coffee gathered at the Scotts turfgrass facility on the Texas A&M University campus to discuss opportunities for coffee research. “Coffee is not one of our top crops, but millions of pounds are roasted and consumed in Texas each year,” said Dr. Leo Lombardini, Horticulture Professor and Director of the Texas A&M Coffee Center. “In the Houston area alone, there are about 100 small roasters and 15 large roasters.” Coffee is an important commodity for the… Read More →

Neely named president of Texas Plant Protection Assn.

Writer: Beth Ann Luedeker Dr. Clark Neely, Soil and Crop Sciences Assistant Professor and AgriLife Extension small grains and oilseed specialist, was named as the new president of the Texas Plant Protection Association at their 30th annual conference December 5. Neely joined the department as a graduate research assistant in 2010 after earning his Master of Science in Plant Science from the University of Idaho. He received his B.S. in Agriculture Extension and Education with minors in Agronomy and Animal Science from The Pennsylvania State University. He has… Read More →

4th Annual Women’s Stewardship Conference in Fredericksburg October 1-2

By: Beth Ann Luedeker Contact: Matt Brown, matthew.brown@tamu.edu The fourth annual women’s stewardship conference sponsored by the Bennett Trust and Texas A&M AgriLife will be held October 1 -2 at The Inn on Barron’s Creek in Fredericksburg, Texas. This year’s conference, “Empowering Women – New Stewardship Traditions”, will include presentations and discussions of land stewardship followed by an outdoor session and tours of agribusinesses owned and/or run by women. Day one of the conference will include presentations on topics from both traditional and non-traditional agriculture. This year’s agenda… Read More →

Record attendance at 5th Annual Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference

Story and photos by: Beth Ann Luedeker Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon – l-redmon@tamu.edu   The 5th annual conference was held at the YO Ranch Hotel and Conference Center in Kerrville April 26-27 with more than 70 landowners and prospective land owners in attendance. This was the largest attendance at the conference since its inception, and many of those in attendance had attended at least previous conference. “We have a people from different parts of the state, some with small land holdings and some with large acreages,” said program… Read More →

Spring Ranch Management University benefits landowners

Story and Photographs By: Beth Ann Luedeker Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon – l-redmon@tamu.edu   There was a full house for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s spring Ranch Management University, held April 2-6 in College Station. The five-day workshop under the direction of Dr. Larry Redmon, Soil and Crop Sciences Associate Department Head for Extension, accepts only 50 participants and usually fills up quickly. New Landowners, potential landowners, landowners looking for a refresher and at least one self-proclaimed “old school” cattleman gathered at the Animal Science complex near the Brazos… Read More →

Managing livestock and wildlife, Hunting leases and Fence law to be discussed at Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference in Kerrville

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu KERRVILLE – “Tools for the Trade” is the theme and exactly what will be offered at the fifth annual Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service April 26-27 in Kerrville, according to the program coordinator. The annual event will feature speakers on everything from grazing to prescribed fire, herbicide control to hunting leases, and legal issues to consider while managing a ranch, said Dr. Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension program leader and… Read More →