Monthly Archives: September 2017

AgriLife Extension supporting National Preparedness Month efforts in Texas

Courtesy Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife The recent devastation of many parts of southeastern Texas by Hurricane Harvey has been a stark reminder of the need for Texans to be aware of and prepare for emergencies and disasters, said Dr. Andy Vestal, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service emergency management specialist, College Station. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has a variety of no-cost emergency and disaster preparation and recovery materials available in print and as online downloads and e-books. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo) “September has been designated… Read More →

Animal Supply Points seeking livestock-related donations

Courtesy Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife  (Note: As of Sept. 21 there were no Animal Supply Points with AgriLife Extension involvement.) The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has established Animal Supply Points for livestock and other animals in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and has set up a phone bank to take calls from those who would like to make a donation. “These ASPs have been set up to shelter animals and for the storing and distribution of hay and feed and as a location from which to coordinate volunteer assistance,”… Read More →