Category Archives: Ag/NR

AgriLife Provides CARES Act Training and Outreach for Ag Producers Affected by COVID-19

AgriLife Extension assists Texans in production agriculture Texas A&M AgriLife provides CARES Act training and outreach for agricultural producers affected by COVID-19 pandemic MAY 20, 2020 The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in collaboration with the office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, will be providing educational outreach and training to help producers of agricultural commodities throughout the state understand and acquire federal assistance to help them recover financially from the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D., vice chancellor of Texas A&M AgriLife, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and… Read More →

Regional Row Crop Initiative Commodity Marketing Webinar May 20

May 20th Regional Row Crop Initiative Commodity Marketing Webinar By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County Please see attached guidance below about a recurring virtual program provided by the Southeast Regional Row Crop Initiative Team.  Each month Extension Economists from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will provide commodity marketing updates for cotton, grain sorghum and corn. We will also have special guests to assist with the discussion.  The event is free as it is being sponsored by the cotton, grain sorghum and corn commodity groups.  The link and… Read More →

NOTICE: Extension Office Open to Public May 4

Notice from Judge Philip Spenrath April 30, 2020 PUBLIC NOTICE:   COURTHOUSE OFFICE ACCESSIBILITY County Offices Reopening May 4 2020 Effective Monday, May 4, 2020, the FRONT DOORS TO MOST WHARTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDINGS WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR BOTH WALK-IN and BY APPOINTMENT MEETINGS. Per Governor Abbott’s new Executive Order GA-18:  essential services and reopened services may start at 12:01 a.m. on May 1, 2020.  In subparagraph i) “Local government operations, including county and municipal governmental operations relating to permitting, recordation, and document-filing services, as determined… Read More →

Plastics in Cotton Webinar May 6

Plastics in Cotton Webinar Scheduled for May 6 Paul Schattenberg Contact: Jason Ott, 361-767-5217, jason.ott@ag.tamu.edu   Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Nueces and San Patricio counties will be hosting a free webinar from 8:30 to noon May 6 to discuss practices both growers and ginners can implement to help the industry address plastic contamination in cotton. “Plastic contamination is one of the greatest problems for cotton producers,” said Jason Ott, AgriLife Extension agent, Nueces County. “It affects every segment of the cotton industry and the war… Read More →

Texas Ag Forum Webinar Apr 28

Texas Ag Forum Tuesday, April 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm The first virtual Texas Ag Forum will be Tuesday, April 28 at 1 p.m. The webinar is free and open to anyone interested in Texas agriculture.   You must register in advance to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S4R4sOJXQi2e1haTjKBNCg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The webinar is free and open to anyone interested in Texas agriculture.   Featured Webinar Speakers Mike Conaway (Ranking Member @House Agriculture Committee) David Anderson (Professor &… Read More →