Lacher to become director of Borlaug Center for Coffee Research and Education

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Tom Lacher will become director of the Center for Coffee Research and Education, part of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University in College Station, effective Aug. 15.  Lacher brings an extensive research background in conservation and biodiversity, which will help propel the center into new educational […]

Baker named department head for Texas A&M agricultural leadership, education and communications

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Matt Baker has been named head of the department of agricultural leadership, education and communications, ALEC, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station, beginning Aug. 1. Baker, a native of Vernon, was a professor in the department of agricultural education and communications at […]

AgriLife Extension offers August, September QuickBooks training in Amarillo, Lubbock

AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer Panhandle District QuickBooks Pro Desktop Short Courses on Aug. 21-22 in Amarillo and Sept. 11-12 in Lubbock. The two-day trainings will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at the respective Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers, located at 6500 W. Amarillo […]

Burkham appointed executive associate director of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Angela Burkham has been appointed executive associate director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Burkham is currently interim state program leader for family and community health. She also oversees North Region programming, which includes 41 counties surrounding Amarillo and Lubbock. Burkham will begin work in her new position with the […]

Seguin-Fowler to lead social, behavioral initiative at Texas A&M AgriLife Research

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M AgriLife has named Dr. Rebecca Seguin-Fowler as associate director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research and associate professor of nutrition and food sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, effective July 1. A public health scientist with expertise in community-based nutrition and physical activity intervention research, Seguin-Fowler joins Texas […]

Texas A&M AgriLife facilitates accreditation of University of Nairobi Mycotoxin Laboratory

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Office of the Texas State Chemist’s role in building a global food safety network to combat aflatoxin poisoning has taken another step forward with its recent accreditation of the University of Nairobi Mycotoxin Laboratory.   The mission to combat aflatoxin risk includes assisting laboratories worldwide in […]

Tjoelker to lead Texas A&M AgriLife development, donor activities

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M Foundation has named Allyson Tjoelker assistant vice president of development for Texas A&M AgriLife, effective June 1. Tjoelker will lead all development and donor activities for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as well as Texas A&M University System state agricultural agencies ­­— the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Texas A&M AgriLife unveils plans for state-of-the-art robotic greenhouse facility

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife unveiled plans May 22 for a multi-million dollar Automated Precision Phenotyping Greenhouse that will utilize advanced sensor technology to enhance agricultural crops in the areas of crop health, yield, nutrition, temperature, drought stress and other environmental conditions. “Global population growth coupled with consumer demands for more nutritious food calls […]