AgriLife Today - Texas Agriculture News

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  • Key holds special meaning for life

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    On the first day of her new job in 2006, Alexis Cordova got a set of keys. The building door. Her office door. And one more - a unique key with a purple ring. It would eventually open more than a building. “I was told it was a key to the parish hall at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church across the street from our offices,” Cordova recalls. “We didn’t have a meeting room in our building, so we were allowed to use the parish hall for community meetings.” As the new Liberty County family and consumer sciences agent for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Cordova quickly began scheduling educational meetings. The purple-ringed key opened the parish hall for her clientele like a flood gate on the nearby Trinity River. Nutrition classes. Parenting programs. Health awareness meetings.
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      • 1 week ago
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      Stan Bevers, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in...
    • Molecular arms race - Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
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      • 1 week ago
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      • 2 weeks ago
      AgriLife Extension wildlife expert warns to be alert for venomous snakes while hunting.
    • 2015 Feral Hog Workshop Brazos County - Duration: 68 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      More than 100 attendees heard the latest on feral hog management at a workshop held recently at the Brazos Expo Complex in Bryan.
      The day-long program featured a number of experts from Texas A&M Ag...
    • National team seeks rose disease cures - Duration: 3 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      People should be able to stop and smell the roses, not spray them, said Dr. David Byrne, Texas A&M AgriLife Research rose breeder in College Station.
      Byrne is part of two national research projects...
    • Expert: Managing pastures doesn’t only mean growing grass - Duration: 4 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
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    • It’s Shaping Up to be a Jubilee Quail Year - Duration: 2 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      From seemingly teetering on the brink of extinction to roaring back with a vengeance, wild quail seem to have made a miraculous comeback across Texas, said one wildlife expert.
    • Entomologists sniff out new stink bug - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 month ago
      Entomologists in Texas got a whiff of a new stink bug doing economic damage to soybeans in Texas and are developing ways to help farmers combat it, according to a report in the journal Environmenta...
    • Fire Season is Here - Duration: 106 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Dr. Morgan Russell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist at San Angelo, offers ways to avert disaster during times of heightened wildfire danger.
    • Two major sheep and goat events set for Aug. 28-29 in San Angelo - Duration: 119 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Two major sheep and goat events set for Aug. 28-29 in San Angelo
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      • 1 month ago
      Record rainfall will almost certainly lead to a dangerous wildfire year if proper management actions are not taken before everything dries down, according to Tim Steffens,a Texas A&M AgriLife Exten...
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