News and Updates

Studying abroad inspires AGLS students

Photo from the South Africa Biodiversity and Nature-Based Tourism program. Courtesy of Amy Siller.

Gardens, feasts, vineyards, wildlife, oceans, and new ways of looking at the world: that’s just a portion of what College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students encountered while studying abroad this summer. “No matter what your major is within the College, we should have a program that fits you,” says Cathryn Clement, coordinator for international […]

Texas A&M University System, U.N. forge partnership to fight world hunger

Nessler and Semedo sign memorandum of understanding

The Texas A&M University System and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have joined forces to fight world hunger. Representatives from both entities signed a memorandum of understanding in Rome, Italy, formalizing a partnership that could have a regional, national and international impact, the university system announced Friday. “Our organizations share a […]

Urban food desert pilot project an ‘oasis’ for at-risk youth

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AgriLife Extension-led project involves teens in horticulture, health, nutrition, more An urban food desert pilot project in the nation’s seventh-largest city is teaching young people how to create a food “oasis” in their community, while learning important life skills, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “An urban food desert is an area where […]

Awards and Achievements

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements. Akey selected for Governor’s Executive Development Program Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) Executive Deputy Director Bruce L. Akey, DVM, MS, has been selected to participate in the Governor’s Executive Development Program (GEDP) in 2014. […]

Texas A&M Forest Service urges caution during July 4th holiday

Fireworks on the Lugano Lake

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – There are many ways to celebrate July 4th, and while sitting by the campfire, grilling a favorite dish, or using fireworks are common activities – they could spark a wildfire. According to Texas A&M Forest Service Prevention Specialist Jan Amen, 90 percent of wildfires are started by humans, so it is […]