Social media training for natural resource professionals Sept. 10-11 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources will hold a social media training for natural resource professionals Sept. 10-11 at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Airport Commerce Park, 1340 Airport Commerce Drive in Austin. “Content, Conversations and Discoverability – Quality Social Media Outreach for Natural Resource Professionals” will be held from 1-4 […]

Jordan named Fellow of American Dairy Science Association

DALLAS – Dr. Ellen Jordan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service dairy specialist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas, has been named a Fellow of the American Dairy Science Association. The American Dairy Science Association is a non-profit professional organization for the advancement of dairy science headquartered in Champaign, Illinois. Jordan […]

Libo Shan recognized by U.S. plant biologists societywith Charles Albert Shull Award

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, Contact:  Dr. Libo Shan,,  979-845-8818 COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Libo Shan of College Station, Texas A&M AgriLife Research molecular biologist, has earned the Charles Albert Shull Award from the American Society of Plant Biologists. “I feel extremely honored to be selected as the recipient of this prestigious award,” Shan […]

Geographic information systems training scheduled July 22-23 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION–The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources will conduct an Introduction to ArcGIS 10 training course July 22-23 in College Station. The course will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. both days in Room 200 of the Centeq Building, 1500 Research Parkway in the Texas A&M University’s Research Park. The geographic information systems course teaches […]

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

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, 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 […]

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

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, Contact: Dr. Jean-Philippe Pellois, 979-845-0101, 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 […]

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, […]

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

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Josie Coverdale, 979-862-3654, 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, 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 […]