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Awards and Achievements

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements.

Dr. G.K. Jayaprakasha

Dr. G.K. Jayaprakasha, a researcher at Texas A&M AgriLife’s Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center and department of horticultural sciences

Jayaprakasha named American Chemical Society Fellow

Dr. G.K. Jayaprakasha, a researcher at Texas A&M AgriLife’s Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center and department of horticultural sciences in College Station, has been selected a Fellow in the American Chemical Society’s Division of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. Read More →

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AgriLife Extension county agents earn awards

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural and natural resources agents from across the state were recognized with awards at the annual Texas County Agricultural Agents Association meeting, which this year was held recently at Horseshoe Bay. Award winners included: Robert Pritz, Taylor County; Rick Hirsch, Henderson County; Fred Burrell Jr., Dallas County; J.D. Ragland, Randall County; Brian Yanta, Goliad County. Read More →

Dr. Jim Bordovsky

Dr. Jim Bordovsky, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and agricultural engineer (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension photo by Tim W. McAlavy)

Bordovsky recieves Heermann Sprinkler Irrigation Award

Dr. Jim Bordovsky, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and agricultural engineer in Halfway, was presented the Heermann Sprinkler Irrigation Award. This award, presented by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, seeks to encourage and recognize engineering excellence in the design, evaluation, operation or management of sprinkler irrigations systems that effectively conserve natural resources. Read More →

Bob Avant

Bob Avant, Texas A&M AgriLife Research corporate program director

Avant receives Mayfield Cotton Engineering Award

Bob Avant, Texas A&M AgriLife Research corporate program director in College Station, was presented the Mayfield Cotton Engineering Award, which is named after William Donald Mayfield, an Extension agricultural engineer who devoted his career to the application of engineering fundamentals. It is presented by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers to recognize outstanding engineering contributions to the cotton industry, according to the awards program. Read More →

Dr. Brent Auvermann

Dr. Brent Auvermann, environmental engineer with dual appointments in the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and AgriLife Research in Amarillo

Auvermann honored at engineering society international program

Dr. Brent Auvermann, an environmental engineer with dual appointments in the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and AgriLife Research in Amarillo, was recently honored at an American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers luncheon. He received the G.B. Gunlogson Countryside Engineering Award, presented annually to honor outstanding engineering contributions to the development and improvement of the countryside, according to the awards program. Read More →

Dr. Gary Acuff

Dr. Gary Acuff, director for the Texas A&M Center for Food Safety and a professor of food microbiology in the department of animal science.

Acuff receives International Association for Food Protection Fellow award

Dr. Gary Acuff, director for the Texas A&M Center for Food Safety and a professor of food microbiology in the department of animal science, recently received the International Association for Food Protection Fellow award at the association’s annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C. The award is given to professionals who have contributed to the association and its affiliates over an extended period of time, according to the association. Further, nominees must be members for 15 or more consecutive years and actively involved in the food-protection community. Read More →

Dr. Bhimu Patil

Dr. Bhimu Patil, director, Texas A&M University Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center. (Texas AgriLife Research photo by Kathleen Phillips)

Patil honored as outstanding graduate educator by American horticultural society

The American Society for Horticultural Science has presented Dr. Bhimu Patil of College Station its Outstanding Graduate Education Award. Patil, who is director of the Texas A&M University Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center, was given the award in recognition as “an educator who has had a distinguished and outstanding graduate education teaching career in horticultural science for a period of 10 or more years,” according to Michael W. Neff of Alexandria, Va., executive director of the horticultural society. Read More →

Dr. Parr Rosson

Dr. Parr Rosson, head of the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University

Rosson one of 30 distinguished educators recognized by online site

Dr. Parr Rosson, head of the department of agricultural economics, was recently named to a top 30 list of distinguished lifetime achievement educators by Affordable Colleges Online. Earlier this year, he also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association. Rosson has served as director of the Center for North American Studies at Texas A&M and as an economist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service since 1989, specializing in international trade and marketing. Read More →

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