Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day set Feb. 1 in Cat Spring

CAT SPRING – The 27th Annual Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day takes place on Feb. 1 at the Cat Spring Agricultural Society Hall, 13035 Hall Road, Cat Spring. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with a fee of $35 that can be paid at the door and includes lunch. The program begins at 9 a.m. […]

AgriLife Extension Superior Service awards presented to agency faculty, staff

COLLEGE STATION – Faculty and staff of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service received the agency’s Superior Service Award during a ceremony Jan. 8 in College Station. A total of 17 individuals and seven teams were acknowledged for receiving this award, the agency’s highest, during AgriLife Extension’s recent statewide conference. The agency’s interim director, Dr. […]

AgriLife Extension honors Kay White with Superior Service Award

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service presented its Superior Service – Office Support award to Kay White, who retired recently from her position as administrative associate at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Vernon. The Superior Service awards are the highest award presented by the agency. The recipients were […]

Pesticide applicator CEU program Jan. 26 in Hallsville

HALLSVILLE – A continuing education program for pesticide applicators will be held Jan. 26 in Hallsville. The program will be at Gold Hall Community Center, 101 E. Elm St., from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It offers five Texas Agriculture Department continuing education units – three general, one integrated pest management and one laws and […]

Texas A&M undergraduate research scholar published in international journal

COLLEGE STATION — Emily Bost, a recent graduate of Texas A&M University, made the most of her undergraduate career with research published in the 25th-anniversary edition of the Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education. Bost took a specific look at the photo narrative teaching method and how it could transition learners from ethnocentric to […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research distinguished professor mourned

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Martin B. Dickman, a distinguished professor and former director of the Norman E. Borlaug Center Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology at Texas A&M University, passed away Dec. 2 in Santa Barbara, California. Dickman, 68, focused his Texas A&M AgriLife Research studies on the fundamental molecular aspects of fungal-plant interactions, studying […]

AgriLife Extension welcomes new Prairie View A&M 4-H, youth development agent

SAN ANTONIO — Sayako Seymour is the new 4-H and youth development agent in Bexar County for the Cooperative Extension Program of Prairie View A&M University, part of the Texas A&M University System. Seymour, who works from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Bexar County, will be responsible for developing and implementing health […]

Student web publication chronicles year in conservation research

COLLEGE STATION – The Perspectives Series, a student-centered online magazine dedicated to communicating conservation science, released its eighth annual issue this month. The collection of articles, essays and reflections published in this year’s issue share the insights, opinions and experiences of undergraduate and graduate students involved in biodiversity conservation research at universities worldwide, including Texas […]

Shan named to Christine Richardson Professorship in Agriculture

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Libo Shan, professor and director of the Norman E. Borlaug Center, Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, has been appointed the Texas A&M University Christine Richardson Professorship in Agriculture. As holder of the professorship, Shan will be responsible for continuing her research in life sciences per the original criteria of the […]