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How do I download my ebook purchases?
  Please remember, these are large files and may take a few minutes to download and install. Make sure you have the app installed on your device or computer before you make your purchase.

1. Purchase the e-book in your preferred format.
a. If you have Kindle, Kindle for PC* or Kindle app* for iPad/iPhone, then purchase mobi
b. If you have Nook, Nook for PC*, Nook app* for iPad/iPhone, Kobo*, Calibre** or others, then purchase epub.

2. After you check out, a new screen will direct you to “CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD”. When the download is complete, you should be able to open the file.
a. If you are using a device, the device should prompt you to open the file.
b. If you are using the Kindle or Nook app on iPad/iPhone, tap “Open In…” and a list of apps compatible with your file type should pop up. Tap on the app you prefer, and your e-book should open.
c. If you are using Kindle for PC, Nook for PC or Calibre, open the program and click on the book title to open the book.
d. If the downloaded file was saved to your desktop or to your download folder, double click the file wherever it is saved, and the appropriate program should open the file.
e. You may be required to sideload to your Kindle device by connecting it to your computer via USB then drag and drop file into the Kindle document folder.
f. If these do not work, you may email the downloaded file from your computer to your Kindle email (make sure you add your email address to the approved senders link in Amazon).

How do I download my electronic publications?
  Many of our electronic pdf downloads are free of charge so no price is shown; however, you will still need to select your downloads, add one copy of each to your cart and check out. You may select as many downloads per order as you wish. Use payment option NONE on free orders. These free downloads will be available as separate "Click Here to Download" links on the screen immediately following the completed checkout process. Click on the first one, view, then right click to SAVE AS or PRINT as desired. USE YOUR BACK BUTTON TO RETURN to the next download link. If you inadvertently close the download page before completing all downloads, you may return to our website, scroll to the MY ACCOUNT section at the bottom of the page and choose ORDER STATUS to retrieve any previous downloads.

If you combine free downloads with priced publications, your downloads will not be available until payment for the priced item is received in our office. For immediate access, you can pay online with a credit card or feel free to separate your order into two orders - one for free downloads and one for priced publications.

Need additional help? Email us at or call us at 979-985-5259
How do I get permission to copy, adapt, repost, or otherwise use Texas A&M AgriLife Extension publications?
  These publications are the copyrighted material of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. You may download them for your personal, noncommercial use only. Any other use (including but not limited to any commercial use, making multiple copies, displaying publicly, placing on a web page, or redistributing) requires express written permission from the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

To request written permission, please contact:

Dr. Holly Jarvis Whitaker
2112 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2112
(979) 458-5911
How do I find my product?
  To find the product(s) you're looking for, you may use the BROWSE OUR SHELVES menu at the top of the page to search our categories or you may type an item number or keyword into the SEARCH box then click the icon. If you have any trouble locating a product, feel free to contact us at 979-985-5259 for assistance.

Electronic only copies can be downloaded immediately after you check out.  Please follow the directions on the automatically generated email for downloading your publication or see "How do I download my electronic publications?" above for details.
How do I navigate the site?
  To navigate our website, simply click any heading category you are interested in. Categories are located on the top, left and bottom of our website.  

The Browse Our Shelves drop-down menu at the top of the page will help you narrow your choices of printed material. You may also type a keyword or item number into the SEARCH box to quickly find a specific product. If you have any trouble locating a product, feel free to contact us at 979-985-5259 for assistance.

The Ask An Expert link will allow you to ask agriculturally related questions and get expert answers and help from Extension or University staff and volunteers from across the United States.  You can customize the question for your specific area and include photos to help clarify your question.

Our Helpful Links will guide you through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension programs and departments where you can find thousands of research based articles and other information, most of which can be downloaded for free.  There are also links to other state's extension offices, USDA, SARE and ATTRA for those seeking information outside the State of Texas.

To learn about the agencies of Texas A&M AgriLife, their programs, and the information available on their websites, please click on the Texas A&M AgriLife link and choose an agency from the drop-down menu.  We encourage you to visit each agency's site and explore the wealth of information and assistance available from Texas A&M AgriLife!

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