Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for Dec. 7 in Kenedy

KENEDY–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in Kenedy for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the lower San Antonio River watershed. The morning session will be at the Kenedy City Auditorium, 303 W. Main St. […]

Texas Water Resources Institute meeting Dec. 15 will address Lavaca River water quality

EDNA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a meeting Dec. 15 for anyone interested in improving and protecting the Lavaca River watershed. The free meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Jackson County, 411 N. Wells St. in Edna. Clare Entwistle, an institute research associate […]

U.S. decline in meat protein consumption raises concern for Texas A&M scientist

COLLEGE STATION – A 14 percent decline in U.S. consumer meat consumption over the past decade has caused alarm with one Texas A&M AgriLife scientist who warns the effects could be dire for overall human health and child development. Dr. Guoyao Wu, distinguished professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, said […]

Navasota River watershed protection draft plan focus of next public meeting

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Water Resources Institute, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board are hosting two public meetings Dec. 8 for anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Navasota River and its watershed downstream of Lake Limestone. Meeting times and locations are: […]

Scholthof, Singh named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows

WASHINGTON — Two Texas A&M AgriLife researchers have been named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, following an election by their peers. Dr. Karen-Beth Scholthof, professor of plant pathology and microbiology in College Station, was elected for her distinguished contributions to understanding plant virus satellite agents, development of Brachypodium for genomics […]

Advanced metering infrastructure system workshop set Nov. 29 in Wylie

WYLIE — The Texas Water Resources Institute and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station along with Johnson Controls are coordinating an advanced metering infrastructure system training for water utilities Nov. 29 in Wylie. The free workshop will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at North Texas Municipal Water District, 505 E. Brown St. Seating is limited to […]

Texas A&M faculty, students recognized at international meeting in Phoenix

COLLEGE STATION – Individuals from Texas A&M University are being recognized during the “Resilience Emerging from Scarcity and Abundance”  international annual meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America. The annual meeting of the three societies will be Nov. 6-9 in Phoenix, Arizona, with more […]

Texas A&M team discovers three new bird species in Africa

COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M University team has discovered three never before documented bird species, and there could well be more, the team’s leader said. Dr. Gary Voelker, professor and curator of birds in the department of wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station, headed the recent discovery of a trio […]

Food safety training offered to industry at Texas A&M University

COLLEGE STATION – A Food Safety Preventive Controls for Human Foods workshop covering new requirements for members of the food processing industry is scheduled Dec. 19-21 at the Kleberg Animal and Food Sciences Center at Texas A&M University in College Station. Texas A&M AgriLife food safety specialist Dr. Matthew Taylor is leading the workshop. “This […]

The USAA Educational Foundation, Texas A&M establish military financial readiness program

COLLEGE STATION – The USAA Educational Foundation and the Texas A&M University Financial Planning Program are partnering on a $1 million first-of-its-kind financial readiness program for members of A&M’s Corps of Cadets to help prepare them for financial challenges they could encounter in future military careers. The optional course, open to all students, will assist […]