Author Archives: David Annis

Risk – Genetically Modified Organisms?

September 30th, 2017 by

Have you wondered if genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are safe to eat? Do you wonder about the labels on the food that says “Natural” or “Organic” and what this means to you? Are you concerned about antibiotics in meats and dairy on your table? Where do you turn for the unbiased answers to these questions? […]

North Texas Snake Safety

May 8th, 2017 by

We’ve been seeing more snakes lately due to the mild temperatures. Snakes usually avoid temperature extremes and prefer to hunt in mild conditions. They use their forked tongues and in the case of rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and copperheads, heat-sensitive facial pits to determine what is in their environment and to find their prey. Some of the […]

Beginning Farming and Ranching

April 30th, 2017 by

I began my Extension career in Arkansas on 17 October 1988. Soon after, I was in a meeting and asked an “old” farmer how many years of experience he had in agriculture. I will never forget his reply, “Just one.” As he turned away, he finished his comment, “About forty times!” I would say that […]

Watershed: Water Quality Training March 8th

March 6th, 2017 by

Water quality training March 8 in Denton, Texas to focus on Hickory Creek watershed Word of the Month: Watershed: A geographic area or drainage basin, where all the water, sediments, all liquids are collected and drained into one common body of water. The other day I was thinking how we could be better advocates for […]

Soil Testing Meeting

January 31st, 2017 by

 The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Denton County AgriLife Extension is teaming up to have a Soil Testing Meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at the Joseph A. Carroll Building, Room 115, 401 West Hickory, Denton, Texas from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. As such, we’re offering, for a very limited time, free soil testing […]