Murano named director of Texas A&M AgriLife’s Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Elsa Murano, professor and president emerita of Texas A&M University, has been named director of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. She had been interim director since June 2012. “It is a great honor to be named director of an organization whose mission is to help improve the lives of […]

Unplanned roommate becomes a lifesaver for Texas A&M graduate student

COLLEGE STATION — Nasie Constantino opted for an unplanned roommate shortly after moving to College Station to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University — and got a wise partner in the deal. Not only had Constantino never lived alone, but her degree work called for frequent trips alone to experimental corn fields where she […]

Aquaponic fish, vegetable production workshop set for Nov. 20 in Prairie View

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, Contact: Dr. Joe Masabni, 979-324-1244, PRAIRIE VIEW — The second in a series of workshops on aquaponic principles and practices will be Nov. 20 at Prairie View A&M University in the Carden-Waller Extension Building, 250 E.M. Norris St., Prairie View. Aquaponic systems include a circular pattern in which the water […]

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, 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 […]