College of Agriculture and Life Sciences observes World Food Day

COLLEGE STATION – World Food Day, marked each year on Oct. 16, can look to universities and scientists to discover new and sustainable ways to feed the ever-growing global population, Texas A&M University officials said. The United Nations estimates the global population, currently more than 7.3 billion people, is growing steadily and is expected to […]

Texas Coastal Watershed Program releases WaterSmart video series

HOUSTON — A series of videos to educate homeowners about low-maintenance, low-cost and low-impact landscaping techniques has been released by The Texas Coastal Watershed Program, a partner of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University. Five brief WaterSmart landscaping videos are available at WaterSmart […]

Texas A&M agricultural teaching, research, service celebrates 140th year

COLLEGE STATION — Mention the name “Kyle” around Texas A&M University and one automatically thinks of Aggie athletics and the football field at College Station. But Kyle also should be given an “A” for his role in steering agriculture in the early years of Texas A&M. Across the nation in the post-Civil War era, agriculture […]

New Texas A&M center to protect key international coffee industry

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M University administrators and researchers are stepping up efforts to protect a worldwide multibillion dollar-a-year industry. Coffee is the main source of income for about 100 million people across the globe. The industry has a retail value estimated at $30-32 billion for the United States alone, reaching $170 billion worldwide, according […]

Texas Forest Country planning Stronger Economies Together program

COLLEGE STATION – A group of East Texas counties in the Texas Forest Country region has been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development to participate in the Stronger Economies Together program. The program is designed to help multi-county teams strengthen skills and resources for collaborating on economic development goals. Counties for the […]

May 16 Texas Ag Forum to feature agricultural transportation issues

AUSTIN – Agricultural transportation will be the focus of the 2016 Texas Ag Forum scheduled May 16 at the Hilton Austin Airport, organizers said. The forum will feature presentations from transportation experts and farm group representatives. “We thought it would be good to bring the agricultural and transportation experts together in one room to see […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for May 5 in Pflugerville

PFLUGERVILLE–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 4 p.m. May 5 in Pflugerville for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Gilleland Creek watershed, coordinators said. The morning session will be at the Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 Pfluger St. West. […]

AgriLife Extension to partner on regional economic initiative

COLLEGE STATION – Communities across Texas are invited to take advantage of a regional economic development initiative offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Prairie View Cooperative Extension Service, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development, according to organizers. Stronger Economies Together (SET) is a program that will help rural communities capitalize on […]

Urban landowner program in Fort Worth on April 7 to cover a variety of topics

FORT WORTH – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Tarrant County will offer a program April 7 to inform landowners on a range of topics from maintaining agriculture or wildlife exemptions to possible financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program, which will also address rodent and other pest control methods […]

Castillo-González receives Vice Chancellor’s Award for graduate research

COLLEGE STATION – Claudia Marcela Castillo-González of College Station has received a Texas A&M AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the graduate student research category. The honor was presented Jan. 14 during the 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence Ceremony in College Station. Castillo-González is a graduate assistant in research for the biochemistry and […]