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.
OVERTON – Texas pond owners can improve and protect their recreational opportunities with vegetation and fish population management during the summer months, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. As temperatures increase and summer nears, recreational activities on Texas farm and ranch ponds will increase, said Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension wildlife and fisheries […] The post Pond and fish management important during summer months appeared first on AgriLife Today.
COLLEGE STATION – “Drones on Rangelands – The Basics” will be the topic of the June 1 natural resources webinar conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. The webinar is a part of the Texas Range Webinar Series scheduled the first Thursday of each month from noon to 1 […] The post Drone use on rangelands will be topic of June 1 webinar appeared first on AgriLife Today.
DALLAS – A new training facility for pest management professionals has opened its doors at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Dallas, where entomologists converted a graduate student dormitory into what they now call “ground zero for pest control training in Texas.” The facility is called IPM Experience House after the science-based approach […] The post New Texas A&M AgriLife facility trains pest control pros appeared first on AgriLife Today.
SAN ANTONIO - The Texas AgrAbility and Battleground to Breaking Ground Project are hosting a free farm tour and workshop June 2-3 geared toward veterans, beginning farmers and ranchers, individuals with disabilities and those starting in an agriculture business. The tour and workshop will be at the K Bar M Ranch, 7903 Pittman Road in […] The post Battleground to Breaking Ground Ag Workshop and Farm Tour June 2-3 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
COLLEGE STATION -- Kevin Cox wanted to be a medical doctor from the time he was about five years old. He had a passion for helping people, and he especially wanted to help other kids. So he got serious about science in grade school -- so serious that he made really good grades on his […] The post How grade school science projects led to a career appeared first on AgriLife Today.