Category Archives: Training

Surface Mine Reclamation Workshop

The 38th annual Surface Mine Reclamation Workshop will be Oct. 4-6 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bryan/ College Station, 3081 University Drive East, Bryan, Texas 77802. PLEASE NOTE: This is a different address than first released – the workshop has moved due to damage sustained by hurricane Harvey Dr. Sam Feagley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state soil environmental specialist in College Station, will lead the workshop, which is planned by industry reclamation personnel specific to Texas mining conditions related to lignite, uranium, clay and aggregates. Registration for state… Read More →

Private water well owners should test well after a flood

Contacts: Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, dboellstorff@tamu.edu Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION — Private water well owners whose wells flooded from the recent rains should assume that their well water is contaminated until tested, according to Dr. Diane Boellstorff, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist, College Station. “You should not use water from a flooded well for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing your teeth or even bathing until you are satisfied it is not contaminated,” Boellstorff said. Boellstorff, a faculty member in Texas A&M University’s soil and… Read More →

Ranch Management University set for Oct. 9-13 in College Station

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – From soil management to cattle, forage and wildlife, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Ranch Management University Oct. 9-13 in College Station will offer a little something for everyone, according to coordinators. The workshop will meet at the G. Rollie White Visitor Center, 7707 Raymond Stotzer Parkway on the Texas A&M University campus, said Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences associate department head and AgriLife Extension program leader, College Station…. Read More →

Ranchers Leasing Workshop

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tiffany Dowell Lashmet,  806-677-5668 tiffany.dowelllashmet@ag.tamu.edu After such a positive response last year, four new Rancher Leasing Workshops covering grazing, hunting and livestock leases are scheduled across the state by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The free programs are funded by the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center, said Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist in Amarillo. “Last year, 100 percent of participants said they would recommend these programs to a friend, so we decided to offer them in more… Read More →

Texas A&M Turfgrass program highlighted in Sportsturf online

This article was originally published by sportsturfonline.com   From time to time, Toro Grounds for Success newsletter talks to turf schools around the country to get a snapshot of current research and how it could shape tomorrow’s practices. [Toro] talked with Ben Wherley, Ph.D., of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Wherley is an associate professor of turfgrass science and ecology in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. According to Wherley, hands-on experience outside the classroom is a big part of the turf program at Texas… Read More →

Water well owner training set for Sept. 8 in Henderson

Contact: Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.edu HENDERSON — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Sept. 8 in Henderson. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1- 5 p.m. at the meeting room for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Rusk County, 115 E. Fordall. “The TWON program is for Texas residents who depend on household wells for their water needs, so they can learn about improving and protecting their community water… Read More →

Water well trainings, screenings set for May in West Texas

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Drew Gholson, 979-845-1461, dgholson@tamu.edu John W. Smith, 979-845-2761, johnwsmith@tamu.edu Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, dboellstorff@tamu.eduCOLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer Texas Well Owner Network trainings and screenings in May for seven West Texas counties, said program coordinators. The Texas Water Resources Institute is partnering with AgriLife Extension and the Texas Well Owner Network on these programs, they said. “Private well owners in Texas are independently responsible for monitoring the quality of their wells,” said Drew Gholson, AgriLife Extension program… Read More →