Texas well-owner training set for Aug. 20 in Refugio

REFUGIO — Anyone interested in private water well management in the Copano Bay watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 20 in Refugio. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Refugio County Community Center, 305 Swift St., said Drew Gholson, […]

Texas well-owner training set for Aug. 19 in Robstown

ROBSTOWN — Anyone interested in private water well management in the Nueces River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 19 in Robstown. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Johnny Calderon Building, 710 E. Main St., said Drew Gholson, […]

Texas A&M Financial Planning Program receives $25,000 TD Ameritrade Institutional grant

Writer: Blair Fannin 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Gene Nelson, 979-862-2527, nelsong@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Financial Planning program in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University has received a $25,000 grant from TD Ameritrade Institutional. The announcement was made Monday at the New York Stock Exchange. Faculty member Nathan Harness and Mariel Braun, […]

Six Texas students win Peary Wilemon-National Cotton Ginners’ scholarships

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Six graduate and undergraduate students in the Texas A&M University biological and agricultural engineering department were recently awarded Peary Wilemon-National Cotton Ginners’ scholarships. All the awardees are from Texas, and received from $500 to $1,000 each, according to Dr. Calvin B. Parnell Jr., regents professor in the […]

Drought preparation, rainfall monitoring will be topic of July 3 webinar

Tim Steffens, 806-651-2781, tsteffens@wtamu.edu Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Drought is always a possibility on Texas rangelands. But fortunately, we don’t have to be victims, said Tim Steffens, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist in Canyon and West Texas A&M University assistant professor. “Preparing for Drought: How to Monitor Rainfall and Stay […]

Researchers discover ‘Trojan Horse’ method of penetrating cellular walls without harm

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jean-Philippe Pellois, 979-845-0101, pellois@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Scientists with Texas A&M AgriLife Research have found a “Trojan horse” way to deliver proteins into live human cells without damaging them. The finding, published in this month’s Nature Methods, is expected to be easily adopted for use in medical research […]

Texas A&M hires new department head for ecosystem science and management

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Katy Kavanagh, 979-845-5033 COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Katy Kavanagh has been hired as the new Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management department head, moving to College Station from the University of Idaho. Kavanagh, a professor of forest science, will start on July 1, according to Dr. Bill […]

Four inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry

June 11, 2014 Four inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ed Rister, 979-845-3801, e-rister@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Four business professionals are the latest inductees to  the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University. The induction ceremony was held recently […]

Prevention, dietary adjustment show promise in fending off joint pain in young horses

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Josie Coverdale, 979-862-3654, jcover@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A series of studies by researchers in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University suggest prevention is the best solution to prevent arthritis in young quarter horses. Dr. Josie Coverdale, associate professor in equine science, and Dr. Jessica Lucia, […]

Genomics and Society course at Texas A&M explores social, ethical and policy issues

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M University course is giving students a look at both social and policy issues related to genomics technology in agriculture. Philosophy 489/689 Genomics and Society is directed by three instructors – Dr. Penny Riggs, a faculty member in the department of animal science, philosophy professor […]