Capital Crop Conference slated for Oct. 29 in Manor

MANOR — The Capital Crop Conference, also known as C3, will be presented Oct. 29 in Manor by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Travis County. The conference will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. at the Cele Store, 18626 Cameron Road. Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education […]

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences names 2015 outstanding alumni

Contact: Angel Futrell, 979-458-9761, COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences honored this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Award and the Outstanding Early Career Alumni Award at the Legacy and Leadership Banquet on Oct. 10 in College Station. The Outstanding Alumni Award winners are: Leroy Shafer ’67, […]

Aggiefest livestock contest, horse judging workshop set for Oct. 24

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, COLLEGE STATION – The 2015 Aggiefest Livestock Judging Contest and Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop will be held Oct. 24. The livestock judging contest will be held at Louis Pearce Pavilion, 555 George Bush Drive West, in College Station. The horse judging workshop will be held at Freeman Arena located at 7802 […]

Stress symposium to address impacts on human, animal and plant health

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Tom Welsh, 979-845-1541, COLLEGE STATION – A symposium scheduled Oct. 8-9 at Texas A&M University in College Station will address a broad range of topics related to stress in human, animal and plant health. “Evolution of Stress: From the Genome to Disease” will feature a number of […]

Plum good health benefits

Research shows dried plums can reduce risk of colon cancer COLLEGE STATION — Researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of North Carolina have shown a diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon, helping reduce the risk of colon cancer. The research was funded by the […]

Pennington, Almy inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry at Texas A&M

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, COLLEGE STATION – Joe Pennington and Dan’l Mackey Almy have been inducted into the Texas A&M University department of agricultural economics Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry. The induction ceremony was held during a tailgate activity recently at the AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M […]

Cattle producers should ‘tell their story’ to consumers

Anne Burkholder shares her experiences as Nebraska feedyard operator Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, COLLEGE STATION – Anne Burkholder, Nebraska feedyard operator and author of the Feed Yard Foodie blog,  says cattle producers should tell their story and become more transparent in developing relationships with consumers. “Consumers are very curious about where their food comes […]

Livestock outlook, horticulture marketing highlight A&M ag economics tailgate Sept. 12

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, COLLEGE STATION – Emerging Issues in Livestock and Horticulture Marketing will be the featured seminar presentation scheduled from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 12 as part of the Texas A&M University department of agricultural economics tailgate activities at the AgriLife Center in College Station. The AgriLife […]

Three named Fellows in rare move by American Phytopathological Society

           COLLEGE STATION — Three Texas A&M University plant pathology and microbiology faculty members have been elected Fellows of the American Phytopathological Society.            Drs. Charles Kenerley, Leland “Sandy” Pierson III and Karen-Beth Goldberg Scholthof were honored during the society’s recent annual meeting in Pasadena, California.            “It is rare to have three APS Fellows from the same […]

Being a graduate student away from a university can stink but in a good way

BEAUMONT — The whiff of stink bugs was expected. Walking through farm fields in southeast Texas, an entomologist mainly uses vision to spot insects and relies on years of education and field experience to mentally catalog which are good bugs and which will sicken a farmer’s crop into devastation. But stink bugs are different. They, […]