Category Archives: Workshops

65th Beef Cattle Short Course wrapped in College Station

By Adam Russell COLLEGE STATION – The 2019 Texas A&M AgriLife Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 5-7 at Texas A&M University featured a full slate of educational presentations and discussions focused on the beef cattle industry. Dr. Jason Cleere, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist, College Station, said the 65th annual Beef Cattle Short Course continued the event’s history of growth. Cleere said there were more than 2,300 attendees and more than 140 exhibitors, including ranchers from all over Texas, the country and 15 nations around… Read More →

Thousands across nation attend A&M’s annual Beef Cattle Short Course

More than 2,300 agriculture producers and ranchers from across the United States and beyond have descended upon College Station for the annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, which began Sunday and concludes midday Wednesday. Well over 1,000 attendees filled much of A&M’s Rudder Auditorium Monday afternoon for a general session on various aspects of the beef cattle industry. Monday evening, participants enjoyed the annual Texas Aggie Prime Rib Dinner Monday afternoon’s general session featured a lively presentation on the relationship between climate change and beef cattle production, analysis… Read More →

2019 Ranch Horse Program set for Aug. 4 in College Station

By Adam Russel COLLEGE STATION – The 2019 Ranch Horse Program, to be held  Aug. 4 in College Station in conjunction with the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, will cover a range of topics for successful equine management. The program will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Thomas G. Hildebrand Equine Complex, 3240 F&B Road. The cost is $50 at the door or free for Beef Cattle Short Course registrants. Lunch is included. To RSVP, go to: http://bit.ly/2JotsO3. Participants will gain insight into equine nutrition, management and routine… Read More →

Winter feeding program for beef cattle producers in Overton Aug. 16

OVERTON – A program on the reduction of winter feeding by stockpiling warm-season forage and/or planting cool-season pastures is scheduled for Aug. 16 in Overton. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053. The cost is $60 per person if registered by Aug. 6 and $75 per person if registered by Aug. 14. Fees include lunch and all program materials. Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, one integrated pest management and one… Read More →

Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, annual field day schedules announced

By Susan Himes SAN ANGELO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo has announced the schedule for the Texas Sheep and Goat Expo and the 46th annual Sheep and Goat Field Day. The two events historically attract participants nationwide and are the country’s largest sheep and goat events, said Robert Pritz, AgriLife Extension regional program leader, San Angelo. The free field day will be Aug.16 from 8-11:30 a.m. at the AgriLife center, 7887 U.S. Highway 87 N., San Angelo. The field day will… Read More →

Demonstrations to be featured at Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

By Blair Fannin COLLEGE STATION – Fence building, brush control, live cattle handling and a carcass fabrication demonstration will be featured at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 7 in College Station. The short course, which runs Aug. 5-7, is the largest beef educational event in the country and attracts more than 2,200 attendees annually. Capital Farm Credit is the lead sponsor. The short course features 24 sessions covering basic practices, new technologies and other important industry topics. These sessions provide participants with an opportunity to… Read More →

Barbecue Summer Camp, 2019 edition

By Jeff Savell The Barbecue Summer Camp, co-hosted by Foodways Texas and the Meat Science Program of the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, was held on Friday, June 7th through Sunday, June 9th, 2019. The camp is coordinated by meat science educators, Davey Griffin, Ray Riley, and Jeff Savell, and activities were held at the Rosenthal Meat Center and O.D. Butler Animal Science Teaching, Research, and Extension Complex. This was the tenth Barbecue Summer Camp with the first one held in 2011, and two of them held in 2016. Introductions to Barbecue Summer… Read More →

AgriLife Extension grass-fed beef conference May 30-31

By Blair Fannin COLLEGE STATION – The popular grass-fed beef conference is scheduled May 30-31 and will provide a comprehensive look at grass-fed beef production and marketing opportunities in Texas, according to organizers. This Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service conference provides in-depth instruction and is hosted on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. “There will also be information and demonstrations presented on carcass fabrication and determining beef cutout value. Overall, this program allows attendees to take home a lot of information and put it to work.”“This… Read More →

Equine PhD candidate participates in international conference

By Dr. Jessica Leatherwood, leatherwood@tamu.edu or 979.862.3654 The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) in conjunction with the Asociacion Mexicana Cuarto de Milla (AMCM) welcomed over 60 participants to their second annual educational seminar at the Hipódromo de las Américas racetrack in Mexico City, Mexico, on November 16-18, 2018. These international educational seminars allow for industry professionals to interact and to share their experiences and knowledge with youth, amateur and professional riders, as well as owners, trainers, and veterinarians. This event also helps promote the Quarter Horse breed internationally…. Read More →

Speaker lineup announced for Hemphill beef conference April 23-24

Grandin, O’Leary, Teichert on the agenda Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andy Holloway, 806-323-9114, Andy.Holloway@ag.tamu.edu CANADIAN – The agenda for the Texas A&M AgriLife Hemphill County Beef Conference April 23-24 is finalized, and headliners will include Dr. Temple Grandin, John O’Leary and Burke Teichert. The conference will be in the Jones Pavilion, 1101 N. Sixth St., Canadian. Andy Holloway, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Hemphill County, said the attendance is expected to reach about 500 this year. The cost for the two-day conference… Read More →