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.
CANTON – The Upper Sabine Cattleman’s Conference will be held March 24 at the Van Zandt County Fairgrounds, 24742 Texas Highway 64 in Canton. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. The conference is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Wood, Rains, Kaufman and Van Zandt counties. Cost […] The post Upper Sabine Cattleman’s Conference March 24 in Canton appeared first on AgriLife Today.
BROWNWOOD – The Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood will host the 2017 Camp Mission Possible July 6-8. “Camp Mission Possible is a unique co-educational inclusive residential camp designed for youth with medically diagnosed disabilities,” said Dr. Darlene Locke, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H youth development specialist, College Station. The center is located at […] The post Camp Mission Possible set for July 6-8 at 4-H center on Lake Brownwood appeared first on AgriLife Today.
OVERTON – Bull management before and during breeding season can improve producers’ chances for reproductive success, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Overton, said it’s important to make sure bulls are ready and in good condition heading into breeding season. A body condition score of […] The post Bull management is a key to successful breeding seasons appeared first on AgriLife Today.
SAN ANGELO – The 13th Concho Valley Cotton Conference conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is set for 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. March 7 at McNease Convention Center, 500 Rio Concho Drive in San Angelo. “There’s a lot of new information relating to West Texas cotton production, and this biennial conference is […] The post Concho Valley Cotton Conference set for March 7 in San Angelo appeared first on AgriLife Today.
AMARILLO – Ongoing water legal battles around the state and nation could set precedents that affect all landowners, so they bear watching, according to Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural law specialist in Amarillo. Dowell Lashmet, speaking at the recent High Plains Irrigation Conference, outlined several legal actions concerning the Clean Water […] The post Water issues in the courts could impact all landowners appeared first on AgriLife Today.