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.
PANHANDLE – Sidney Atchley has accepted the position of family and consumer sciences agent with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Carson County. Atchley, a native of El Paso, recently completed an internship with AgriLife Extension while earning her bachelor’s degree in agricultural services and development from Tarleton State University in Stephenville. She said […] The post Atchley to fill AgriLife Extension agent role in Carson County appeared first on AgriLife Today.
SAN ANGELO – While many area cotton producers still have their hands full bringing in their 2016 crop, organizers of the Concho Valley Cotton Conference urge them to take a moment to pencil in March 7 on their calendar. That’s the day set for this year’s conference, said Josh Blanek, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […] The post Concho Valley Cotton Conference set for March 7 in San Angelo appeared first on AgriLife Today.
DALLAS -- A Green Infrastructure/Low-Impact Development Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 2 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 17360 Coit Road in Dallas. The workshop is sponsored by the Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Nikki Dictson, AgriLife Extension program […] The post Green infrastructure, low-impact development focus of Feb. 2 workshop in Dallas appeared first on AgriLife Today.
STEPHENVILLE – Dr. Eunsung Kan sees his concept of a closed-loop dairy farm, which reuses wastewater, emits zero waste and powers itself on manure, as the future of sustainable animal farming. Kan, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research chemical and environmental engineer in Stephenville, said his concept could change the way dairies, swine and poultry farms […] The post Closed-loop concept could be the future of sustainable animal farms appeared first on AgriLife Today.
COLLEGE STATION - A recent study examining the reasons why consumers pay higher prices for certain foods -- be it for fashion, social standing or to advance a healthier lifestyle -- revealed food costs may be too high for some consumers. Dr. Marco Palma, Dr. David Anderson and Meghan Ness, all with the department of […] The post Study examines social status in food purchasing habits appeared first on AgriLife Today.