Category Archives: Training

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 →