News and Updates

The Borlaug Institute Leads in Fight Against Hunger and Poverty in Indonesia

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Project closes, continues to build agricultural expertise, livelihoods in Indonesia INDONESIA — Universities and smallholder farmers of Indonesia continue to fight hunger and poverty together by building stronger industry around the country’s tropical plants – the culmination of a four-year project led by the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University. The […]

Will Texas be in troubled waters?

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As water demands increase, resources could run low. According to the Texas Water Development Board, water demand in Texas is projected to increase by 22 percent between 2010 and 2060. Given that supplies are likely limited, that means some tough choices are coming for Texans. If we do not plan and take appropriate actions, the […]

Awards and Achievements

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements. Meat Industry Hall of Fame Inducts Six New Members for 2014 Each year, the Members and the Hall’s Board of Trustees choose a new class of Inductees from among more than 75 nominations submitted by participants […]

East Texas Hosts 17TH Annual Wildfire Academy

East Texas hosts 17th annual wildfire academy

In the Lone Star State, 80 percent of wildfires occur within two miles of a community, and volunteer firefighters are considered the first line of defense for almost all of them. Those statistics underline the need for additional wildland firefighter training, and nearly 200 emergency responders from nine states will get just that at the […]

U.S.-China Scientific Cooperative Exchange Program visits TVMDL

U.S.-China Scientific Cooperative Exchange Program visits TVMDL

Members of the U.S.-China Scientific Cooperative Exchange Program (SCEP) toured the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) on Wednesday, May 7. The SCEP is a short-term, bilateral research and exchange program between the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agriculture Service and the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).The program […]

Working Smarter, Not Harder: Pragmatic Approaches to Biofuels

Working Smarter, Not Harder: Pragmatic Approaches to Biofuels

What happens when the world runs out of petroleum fuel? Petroleum fuels are a finite resource. Though there are differing opinions on when exactly these fuels will run out, there is no question that they will eventually be depleted. Thankfully, Dr. Sandun Fernando, an associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering, is on a quest […]

Texas Quail Index takes flight

Texas Quail Index Takes Flight

The Texas Quail Index, a statewide effort by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to monitor wild quail population dynamics,has taken full flight, said the effort’s coordinator. “There are going to be more ears cocked skyward listening to the bobwhite’s iconic whistle this month than ever before,” said Dr. Dale Rollins, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist […]

Texas A&M AgriLife No. 1 nationally in agricultural research expenditures

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Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu  Contact: Dr. Craig Nessler, 979-845-8486, cnessler@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research was ranked No. 1 in agricultural sciences expenditures for fiscal year 2012, the latest year for which figures are available, according to the National Science Foundation. The agency, part of the Texas A&M University System, accounted for more than […]