College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 100 Years
Signature Centennial Artwork: Benjamin Knox, the “Aggie Artist”, has been commissioned to create a commemorative painting in honor of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The painting will be unveiled during the fall 2011 semester.
Land Grant Legacy Book: Capturing the heritage and contributions of the land-grant partners in Texas is one of our most important Centennial themes. A pictorial history book of the land-grant legacy in Texas has been commissioned in conjunction with the Texas A&M AgriLife agencies (Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas AgriLife Research, Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory and the Texas Forest Service).We are pleased that noted Aggie author, Dr. Henry C. Dethloff is researching and writing the primary text to capture the broad history and contributions of our people across the state.
Centennial Poster Series: A series of posters featuring our departments and history are being created by AgriLife Communications in honor of the Centennial.
Centennial T-Shirt: The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council is selling centennial t-shirts. The shirt features an original design from Colton Atkins, a senior animal science major. Learn more about the centennial t-shirts.
Centennial Flower: The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Centennial Flower is the “Dakota Gold” helenium (Helenium amarum ). A Texas Superstar, this cultivar was released by Pan American Seed in conjunction with Ball Horticulture from seed lines licensed from research programs at Texas A&M University and Texas AgriLife Research. Dakota Gold is an annual bedding plant derived from a common roadside/pasture wildflower and is now available nationwide. Special thanks to Pan American Seeds and Ball Horticulture for their generous donation of Dakota Gold seeds for our celebration. Learn more about the centennial flower.
AgriLife Extension economist: Seats will fill fast, so register early Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, email@example.com Contact: Dr. Steve Amosson, 806-677-5600, firstname.lastname@example.org AMARILLO – Agriculture producers must develop better marketing skills to improve their bottom line in times of greater market price volatility, and the Master Marketer Program is the place to get that training, said […]
Congressmen learn of research to save the nation’s citrus industry WESLACO – Two U.S. Congressmen learned firsthand recently the efforts Texas A&M AgriLife scientists are making in South Texas to keep invasive pests and diseases from threatening the country’s food supply, including one pair that threatens the future of the citrus industry. U.S. Rep. Filemon […]
Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, email@example.com Contacts: Dr. Rebekka Dudensing, 979-845-1719, firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Joe Outlaw, 979-3845-3062, email@example.com COLLEGE STATION – Oil and gas drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale will continue to propel growth in rural Texas, but helping small businesses experience that same growth with a shortage of skilled labor will be a challenge, according […]
COLLEGE STATION – To support National Preparedness Month efforts, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering tips for Texans to help ready for and recover from a disaster or emergency. “The Federal Emergency Management Agency has designated September as National Preparedness Month and this year’s theme is ‘Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare,’” […]
From too little rain, to too much rain, too early for South Texas Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, firstname.lastname@example.org COLLEGE STATION – After prolonged drought, South Texas producers are now struggling with too much moisture, according to Rod Santa Ana, Texas A&M AgriLife communications specialist based in Weslaco. On Sept. 16, the rains were continuing without […]