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.
COLLEGE STATION – Designation of two endowed positions in the Texas A&M University department of ecosystem science and management are the cornerstone for a new savanna research initiative. Dr. Tom Boutton, Regents Professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Senior Faculty Fellow in the department, has been awarded the Sid Kyle Endowed Chair in Arid and Semi-Arid […] The post Sid Kyle Endowments announced at Texas A&M appeared first on AgriLife Today.
DALLAS -- Lani Williams has joined the Better Living for Texans state office team as the BLT regional program manager for the 44-county East Region of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Williams, based at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 17360 Coit Road in Dallas, started her new position March 15. The […] The post Lani Williams joins Better Living for Texans state office team appeared first on AgriLife Today.
COLLEGE STATION – Consumers might see a slight rise in egg prices as the Easter holiday approaches due to increased demand for baking and dyed eggs, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Craig Coufal, AgriLife Extension poultry specialist, College Station, said eggs are plentiful and prices are low as we near the […] The post Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 28 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
SONORA – Heritage, Homestead and Habitat will be the theme of the upcoming Neighbors Meeting Neighbors field day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora from 9 a.m.-3 p.m April 22. The station is on Texas Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings. The day will include a variety of ranch-related educational […] The post Texas A&M AgriLife program at Sonora April 22 stresses neighboring appeared first on AgriLife Today.
CANADIAN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Hemphill County will be hosting the third annual Beef Cattle Conference and Ag Tour on April 25-26 in the Jones Pavilion, 1101 N. Sixth St. in Canadian. “This beef cattle conference addresses the huge market swings of the industry giving producers strategies and information on how […] The post Beef Cattle Conference and Ag Tour set April 25-26 in Canadian appeared first on AgriLife Today.