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April 4-8--The next Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Ranch Management University will be April 4-8, said Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences associate department head and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program leader, in College Station.

The Ranch Management University is a five-day event that targets new or inexperienced ranchers and landowners, Redmon said. It is held each spring and fall at the G. Rollie White Visitor’s Center, 7707 Raymond Stotzer Parkway on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.

Registration is $500 and attendance is limited to 40 people, Redmon said. To register online and for more information, go to and enter “ranch management” into the search window.

April 12-- “Sugarcane Aphid Informative Meeting” April 12 Breakfast Program talks will begin promptly at 8:30 am.
Hoblitzelle Auditorium, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center 2415 E. Hwy 83, Weslaco, Texas 78596
Contact Danielle Sekula-Ortiz, IPM Agent, 956-968-5581, or contact your local County Agents for more information: Brad Cowan, County Extension Agent-Agriculture, Hidalgo, 956-383-1026, Dr. Enrique Perez, County Extension Agent-Agriculture, Cameron, 956-361-8236


JJuly 21-23-- The 2016 Southern Peanut Growers Conference will be July 21-23, 2016 at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Fla. For more information on the conference, registration information, as well as sponsorship opportunities, visit  For room reservations at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, call 800-622-1038 and request the Peanut Grower's Conference rate or Group 2315PS.