Statewide AgriLife Extension weed specialist retires after 27 years

by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife

Weed problems in crops have been the focus of Dr. Paul Baumann for more than 27 years. But as of Aug. 31, he’ll be turning his interests to retirement.

Baumann, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state weed specialist in College Station, joined AgriLife Extension in 1989 and has devoted his career to addressing and solving weed management and environmental issues facing the agency’s stakeholders. Continue reading

AgriLife Extension to present two fall gardening programs in Dallas during September

by Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife Extension

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present two programs in its Gardening By the Yard fall gardening series this September in Dallas.

The programs will be from 9 a.m.-noon at Raincatcher’s Garden, Midway Hills Christian Church, 11001 Midway Road. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Continue reading

Animal Health Stakeholder Webinar Series

From Oct. 20 to Nov 15, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Division of Animal Systems, in conjunction with the Agricultural Research Services’ (ARS) Animal Health program will host a series of webinar events to identify, discuss, and prioritize the most pressing animal health research needs of our stakeholders.  Continue reading

Final rule on AFRI with request for comments

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is soliciting comments on its final rule in respect to a revision of the general administrative guidelines applicable to the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive grant program. The solicitation appeared in the Federal Register (81 FR 58809, Aug. 26).

The text of the NIFA solicitation notice can be found at the following link:

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-26/pdf/2016-18422.pdf

Comments must be submitted by close of business on Sept. 26. All questions about these solicitations should be directed to the points of contact listed in the NIFA solicitation.