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.
Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, email@example.com COLLEGE STATION – Youth can learn more about the beef industry, including a virtual tour of a feedlot and packing operations, during a special hands-on program held in conjunction with the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course on Aug. 1-2 at Texas A&M University […]
Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Bill Welch, 979-845-8564, email@example.com COLLEGE STATION — Crape myrtles have been one of the most popular ornamental plants in the U.S. since they were introduced around 1790 by the French botanist Andre Michaux, said Dr. Bill Welch, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service landscape horticulturist in College Station. A Texas-born […]
Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Dr. Paul DeLaune, 940-552-9941 ext. 207, email@example.com CHILLICOTHE – After eight years of research on no-till advantages and disadvantages with cotton crops, Dr. Paul DeLaune is convinced it’s not as much about the tillage as it is about the cover crop and/or rotation. DeLaune, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research […]
By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, firstname.lastname@example.org Contacts: Dr. Greg Church, 972-548-4232, email@example.com Dr. Rick Maxwell, 903-737-2443, firstname.lastname@example.org McKINNEY – The North Texas Farm-to-Table program provides opportunities for local agricultural producers to meet with area restaurateurs, chefs and others, understand their needs and provide them with fresh, high-quality locally grown agricultural items, program coordinators said. “North Texas […]
Conditions have gone from one extreme to the other for producers around the state Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, email@example.com Contact: Dr. Calvin Trostle, 806-746-6101, firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Gaylon Morgan, 979-845-0870, email@example.com COLLEGE STATION – Many row crop producers around the state faced tough planting conditions, from cool ground temperatures to too much rain, that delayed or […]