Soil security vital for the health, wealth of the world

Consensus: It’s more than just ‘dirt’ and needs to be protected Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Cristine Morgan, 979-845-3603, cmorgan@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The general public may not be as tied to the land as they once were, but scientists want them to see more than “dirt” when they view the precious commodity […]

Green roofs and permeable pavements will be focus of June 24 program in Dallas

DALLAS – A program titled “Green Roof and Permeable Pavement: Design and Performance in North Texas” will be held June 24 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. The program is being presented by Texas A&M AgriLife in cooperation with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection […]

Water talks set for June 22-26 in the Devils River Basin

DEVILS RIVER — Anyone interested in water wells and septic systems in the Devils River Basin is invited to one of the Water Talks Workshops June 22-26 at various locations in the basin. These workshops are being offered through collaboration among the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Texas Well Owner Network, Nueces River Authority, Devils […]

Texas A&M animal science department presents alumni awards, Hall of Fame inductees

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The department of animal science at Texas A&M University recently recognized two former students with alumni awards and inducted two individuals into the Animal Science Hall of Fame. Dr. Mitch Bowling received the 2015 Outstanding Young Alumni Award and John Bellinger was recognized with the 2015 Outstanding […]

Four inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry at Texas A&M

  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 were recently inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University during a reception and dinner at the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex. Dr. Ed Rister, […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Texas A&M to host Global Soil Security Symposium on May 19-21

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Cristine Morgan, 979-845-3603, cmorgan@ag.tamu.edu Andrea Koch, andrea.koch@sydney.edu.au COLLEGE STATION – The Global Soil Security Symposium will be held May 19-21 on the Texas A&M University campus as a part of the declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Soils by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s […]

Trash talk challenges Texas A&M agriculture faculty to find ways to stop global food waste

COLLEGE STATION — Agriculture faculty at Texas A&M University are talking trash — as in too much food ends up there. Now they are vowing to team up and figure out how to reduce global food waste by 5 percent over the next decade, according to Dr. Steve Searcy, the group’s facilitator and head of […]

HEB establishes endowment for Texas A&M department of agricultural economics

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – An endowment has been established by HEB in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University to provide fellowships for students pursuing graduate degrees and research in the economics of food supply chain management. A reception was held recently on […]

Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility opens at Texas A&M University

Contact: Michaela Muck, 979-458-5714, muck@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The department of entomology at Texas A&M University celebrated the grand opening of the Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility in College Station May 4. The luncheon event featured remarks by the Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp, Vice Chancellor and Dean of Agriculture and Life […]

Texas A&M ecosystem science and management professor earns recognition

Teaching strategy incorporates research process learning Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ben Wu, 979-845-7334,  xbw@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Ben Wu believes in taking his research to the classroom to make sure his students understand the science. But more important, he said, is teaching them how to apply the “process” of science to […]