Olson, Jarvis inducted into Ag Economics Honor Registry

COLLEGE STATION – Mark Olson (’71) and Britt Jarvis (’85) are the newest inductees into the Texas A&M University Department of Agricultural Economics Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry. The Honor Registry is named after Tyrus R. Timm, who led the department for 20 years during its rise to prominence in teaching, research and extension. Timm […]

Texas A&M turfgrass, landscape field day set Oct. 10 in Dallas

DALLAS — An Oct. 10 turfgrass and landscape field day for professionals and enthusiasts will offer industry networking opportunities, research facility tours and technical discussions by Texas A&M AgriLife researchers and specialists. The event will be from 7 a.m.-2 p.m at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas, 17360 Coit Road. Sixteen […]

Ag law workshop set for Oct. 3 in Big Spring

BIG SPRING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Howard, Martin, Midland and Andrews counties and Ag Workers Insurance will co-host an Ag Law Workshop Oct. 3 at the G.C. Broughton Jr. Ag. Complex, 2411 Echols St., Big Spring. The program will open with a meal from 5-6 p.m., followed by the speakers […]

National Extension Disaster Education Network conference Oct. 16-19 at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – The 2018 National Extension Disaster Education Network annual meeting is set for Oct. 16-19 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The event is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program. It will attract disaster education experts, educators and other professionals from across the […]

Gill appointed interim executive associate dean for Texas A&M ag and life sciences

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Clare Gill has been appointed interim executive associate dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station. The announcement was made by Dr. Patrick Stover, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences and acting director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. Gill takes […]

Eighteen graduate from AgriLife Extension V.G. Young Institute Leadership Academy

COLLEGE STATION – Eighteen county judges and commissioners graduated Aug. 16 from the Commissioners Court Leadership Academy sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s V.G. Young Institute of County Government. Dr. Peter McGuill, director of the V.G. Young Institute, recognized the graduates for their commitment to advancing their leadership skills. The ceremony concluded a […]

AgriLife Extension economist leads rural military entrepreneurship study

COLLEGE STATION – A team of researchers have received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create guidelines to better assist rural military veteran business owners. Dr. Craig Carpenter, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in College Station, is leading a group looking to identify business entrepreneurship opportunities for rural U.S. […]

Veterinary school tour part of Beef Cattle Short Course youth track program

COLLEGE STATION – A tour of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will be part of an in-depth youth track component of the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 6-8 in College Station. The youth track program is open to students ages 13 to 18 and is limited to 45 […]

Shan appointed director of Borlaug Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnologies

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Libo Shan has been appointed director of the Norman E. Borlaug Center Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, or IPGB, at Texas A&M University in College Station. “We are pleased to have Dr. Shan in this leadership role as we continue to discover new, innovative technologies that help solve complex challenges,” […]

Top turfgrass producers converge in Dallas, preview latest zoysia, St. Augustine research

DALLAS — About a dozen of Texas’ leading turfgrass producers toured Texas A&M AgriLife Research facilities where ongoing studies aim to breed the next generation of high quality, resilient turfgrass varieties for the consumer market. The Dallas turfgrass breeding team, led by AgriLife Research scientist Dr. Ambika Chandra, welcomed the Turfgrass Producers of Texas, or […]