College of Agriculture and Life Sciences names outstanding alumni

Contact: Angel Futrell, 979-458-9761, afutrell@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Award and the Outstanding Early Career Alumni Award. Frank C. Litterst Jr. ‘43, Dr. James O. “Bo” Reagan ‘68, and Dr. José Manuel Cabrera Sixto ‘90 are winners […]

Eng symposium to explore innovative practices in cow-calf systems

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Exploring expansion of cattle herds will be discussed at the 2014 Kenneth and Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation Symposium, scheduled Sept. 18-19 at the Embassy Suites Riverwalk, 125 E. Houston St. in San Antonio. “Innovative Intensification in Cow-Calf Systems” is the second […]

Gary Smith rejoins Texas A&M animal science faculty

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-249-6301, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Gary Smith has rejoined the Texas A&M University department of animal science as a visiting professor in College Station. Smith previously worked at Texas A&M as professor from 1969-1982 and head of the department of animal science from 1982-1990. In addition, effective July 1, Smith also […]

Business people chosen for Texas leadership program

Contact: Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, 979-845-1554, j-mazurkiewicz@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Twenty-eight people have been chosen for the Texas Agriculture Lifetime Leadership program as Class XIV. The two-year program, led by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is an intensive study of agriculture worldwide that equips people in the agriculture industry to become leaders in their fields, […]

Buck Creek Watershed Protection Plan Accepted by EPA

Contact: Lucas Gregory, 979-845-7869, lfgregory@ag.tamu.edu Phyllis Dyer, 940-552-9941, pmdyer@ag.tamu.edu VERNON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accepted the Buck Creek Watershed Protection Plan as meeting the agency’s guidelines for watershed-based plans and effectively outlining a strategy to reduce nonpoint source pollution in the watershed, according to a Texas Water Resources Institute official. “This acceptance comes after […]

2014 Eng Symposium to feature cow-calf production system innovation

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Though high cattle prices may tempt cattle producers to expand herds, rising prices for land, fuel and feed still have some reconsidering expansion, according to experts. Opportunities for efficient expansion will be discussed in-depth at the 2014 Dr. Kenneth and Caroline […]

Borlaug Institute helps revamp Indonesian tropical plant curriculum, expand industry

Project results are culmination of institute-led four-year collaboration INDONESIA — Universities and smallholder farmers of Indonesia continue to fight hunger and poverty together by building a stronger industry around the country’s tropical plants – the culmination of a four-year project led by the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University, College Station, […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service graduates lifetime leaders

Contact: Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, 979-845-1554, j-mazurkiewicz@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Lawyers, farmers, bankers, ranchers and agriculture-related industry representatives banded together for two years with one aim: learn to be leaders. Their intensive study of agriculture worldwide culminated this month when their Texas Agriculture Lifetime Leadership XIII class graduated at a ceremony in College Station. “The Texas […]