Texas Land Trends report shows value of conservation easements to ag, water, wildlife

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Land Trends project of Texas A&M’s Natural Resources Institute, or NRI, has published a special series report describing Texas landowner participation in land conservation easements and their value to agricultural production, water and wildlife. About 83 percent of lands in Texas are classified as privately-owned working lands, signifying the critical […]

Texas A&M-led study explores the role of estrogen in controlling Type 2 diabetes

COLLEGE STATION – The results of a recent Texas A&M University-led study provide insights into the mechanism by which estrogen can decrease insulin resistance and the production of glucose, reducing incidences of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study, “Estrogen Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Suppresses Gluconeogenesis via the Transcription Factor Foxo1,” can be found online in […]

Texas Well Owner Network training set for Feb. 22 in Marlin

MARLIN — A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in the Falls County Courthouse, 125 Bridge St., County Court Room 110 in Marlin. The Well Educated training for private water well owners is free and open to the […]

Forsythe Chapter celebrates 40th anniversary during open house reunion March 3

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M University Forsythe Student Chapter of the American Institute of Floral Designers, SAIFD, will celebrate its 40th anniversary during an open house reunion March 3 in the Benz Gallery of Floral Art atrium in the Horticulture/Forest Science building of Texas A&M University in College Station. All current and former SAIFD members […]

Think Pink: Texas A&M student aids in discovery of fluorescent pink flying squirrel

COLLEGE STATION – The North American flying squirrel fluoresces pink at night under ultraviolet light, but the purpose of the pink color is still a mystery to researchers. Allison Kohler, a graduate student in the Texas A&M University wildlife and fisheries department in College Station, helped make this discovery as well as affirm other flying […]

Scientists strategize for better conservation plans

COLLEGE STATION – Endangered and invasive species may be better managed in the future with new techniques outlined by a Texas A&M University scientist and others. Texas A&M department of wildlife and fisheries research scientist Dr. Hsiao-Hsuan “Rose” Wang and four international researchers teamed up during the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis to […]

Producer drought management to be focus of Feb. 19 program in El Paso

EL PASO – An educational program called “Managing Under Drought: Water Management Information for Growers in the Middle Rio Grande” will be offered Feb. 19 in El Paso. The program is free and will be held from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center in El Paso, 1380 A&M Circle. The Texas […]

Gov. Abbott, Dallas, Fort Worth mayors recognize retiring AgriLife specialist

DALLAS — Dr. Dotty Woodson, over 30 years with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, curated and disseminated a wealth of knowledge covering the facets of sustainable landscapes and gardening. She retires from Texas A&M AgriLife Jan. 30 on the heels of congratulatory farewells from Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas A&M administration and the mayors of […]

Food diversity studies give Aggies taste of different cultures, religions

COLLEGE STATION – Students at Texas A&M University in College Station are getting a taste of other cultures by learning about diverse foods, including those considered “fitting and proper” for various religious and ethnic groups. “Kosher and halal are terms that apply to foods deemed acceptable to and properly prepared for adherents to Jewish and […]