News and Updates

Dr. Guy Sheppard joins TVMDL as veterinary diagnostician

The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) announces Guy Sheppard, DVM, as agency veterinary diagnostician. Dr. Sheppard begins with the agency February 8 and will coordinate veterinary services and provide consultation to the more than 6,000 clients aided daily by the agency’s diagnostic services. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Dr. Sheppard received a bachelor […]

Two AgriLife Research entomologists co-author bedbug genome mapping paper

Scientific journal Nature Communications published the work Feb. 2   COLLEGE STATION – Two Texas A&M AgriLife Research entomologists are among a team of some 80 international scientists whose work in sequencing the genome of the bedbug was published in the scientific journal Nature Communications on Feb. 2. The AgriLife Research team members from College […]

Growers worldwide go nuts for annual pecan short course

Things change. Seasons, people, trees. Yes, even trees. “My father-in-law bought a 200-acre farm when he got out of the Air Force, and it had about 40 acres of pecan trees,” recalls Julian Amaya, who manages the family’s business, Martin’s Pecanville, near Bullard. “He took care of them for 35 years or so, but things […]

Grand Challenges: Grants Awarded and Mini-Symposia Selected for 2016

In 2013, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences established the Grand Challenges, a faculty-driven, interdisciplinary initiative to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems.  Three years later, the Grand Challenges continue to be a vital segment of the College’s land-grant mission. Now, more than ever, the research conducted across our College and agencies is […]

At the root of it all


AgriLife Research to take ground-penetrating research to new crops Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists will soon be looking deep beneath agricultural row crops to determine what makes them stronger, higher yielding and more adaptable, as well as what they offer in the area of climate change mitigation. Dr. Dirk Hays, AgriLife Research plant geneticist in […]

New Partnership Provides Funds to Landowners Who Improve Forest Health


Funds are now available for forest landowners near the Sam Houston National Forest through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership. This partnership between USDA Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Texas A&M Forest Service looks to improve forest health and resiliency on the Sam Houston National Forest and surrounding private forestland. Landowners may be […]



Welcome to the first installment of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory’s podcast, LABCAST. This podcast will provide you with the latest in veterinary diagnostic information. Each podcast features a new topic. Be sure to visit monthly to listen or download for later. Thank you for tuning in to LABCAST! Podcast: Play in […]

Little Buckaroo Farms exhibit to give visitors a view from farm to table


Exhibits will focus on horticulture, agricultural production, natural resources    SAN ANTONIO – Once again, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is saddling up with H-E-B to present the Little Buckaroo Farms tent during the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, according to exhibit coordinators. The tent will in the Family Fair area of the […]