AgriLife Extension expert: Emergency kit, ‘Grab-and-Go’ box essentials for disaster preparation

COLLEGE STATION – To support National Preparedness Month efforts, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering tips for Texans to help ready for and recover from a disaster or emergency. “The Federal Emergency Management Agency has designated September as National Preparedness Month and this year’s theme is ‘Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare,’” […]

Texas 4-H members get ready for National 4-H Week Oct. 5-11

Decade-long research study confirms 4-H provides individual, community benefits COLLEGE STATION — During National 4-H Week Oct. 5-11, local and county 4-H clubs and groups have the opportunity to showcase what they have gained from their membership at the local and county level, said Dr. Toby Lepley, assistant state 4-H leader – operations for the Texas […]

November meetings to address water quality in Mill Creek

BELLVILLE/BRENHAM – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board are partnering with local landowners and citizens to protect and improve water quality in Mill Creek through the development of a watershed protection plan. The public is invited to attend one of two project kickoff meetings and join the […]

AgriLife Specialist: Need to recycle water? ‘Give the ground first shot at it’

Dr. Anish Jantrania will focus on sustainable and intelligent water infrastructure Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu TEMPLE – The key to solving some of Texas’ water shortage problems may be as simple as teaching homeowners and cities how to efficiently and cleanly return wastewater to the ground, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist. […]

Akey named interim director at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

COLLEGE STATION — On Sept. 3, the Texas A&M System Board of Regents named Dr. Bruce L. Akey interim director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Akey began as executive deputy director at the lab in June of this year. “Dr. Akey has many years of outstanding leadership in veterinary diagnostics,” said Dr. […]

Beckham transitions to full-time director of the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Tammy Beckham, who has been director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory since 2008, will transition into a full-time role as director of the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, effective immediately. Leadership of the institute was added to Beckham’s duties in 2010. The institute and diagnostic lab are part […]

4-H Junior Leadership Retreat slated for Nov. 7-9 near Brownwood

BROWNWOOD – 4-H members ages 9-14 accompanied by adult chaperones will have an opportunity to hone their skills in several program areas during the Junior Leadership Retreat Nov. 7-9 at the Texas 4-H Conference Center near Lake Brownwood. “The Junior Leadership Retreat features Texas 4-H Council members conducting hands-on educational workshops with younger 4-H members,” […]

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 […]

‘Christmas is Coming’ is theme of Texas 4-H Center Oktoberfest camp for seniors

BROWNWOOD – Oktoberfest, a camp for adults 50 and older, will be held Oct. 20-22 at the Texas 4-H Center on Lake Brownwood. The camp, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, offers fun educational sessions and activities for senior men and women, said center director Mark Carroll. “This year’s theme will be ‘Christmas […]