News and Updates

New director appointed for the Texas Water Resources Institute


Dr. John C. Tracy has been named director of the Texas Water Resources Institute effective Dec. 7, according to Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University System. “We are excited to have someone like Dr. Tracy join our team to lead our water programs at the Texas […]

Texas A&M AgriLife 2015 Holiday Message

Happy Holidays from Texas A&M AgriLife!

As 2015 comes to a close, we hope each and every one of you knows, You are special to us in many ways, so we wish you warm and happy holidays! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year! Best Wishes, Mark A. Hussey Vice Chancellor and Dean Agriculture and Life […]

Texas A&M Honored For Impact in Addressing World Hunger


The World Food Prize Foundation annually presents recognition of outstanding scholars and their impacts to address worldwide hunger and poverty. This week, Texas A&M University joined these honorees as only the seventh recipient of the Norman E. Borlaug Medallion. Presented in the spirit of Dr. Norman Borlaug, these awards recognize world leaders’ impacts to benefit […]

AgriLife Extension seeks to resolve underground fire mysteries


Wildfire destruction above ground appears obvious, but what happens underground after a major fire is still somewhat of a mystery, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist Dr. Morgan Russell. Russell and Grant Teplicek, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service grazing land specialist, both of San Angelo, are working with Bill Mabe, […]

AgriLife Extension entomologists: Expect invaders as weather gets colder


DALLAS – With temperatures dropping, many Texas residents likely will be getting some unwanted guests in their homes around the holidays, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service pest management experts. “This time of year, squirrels, as well as raccoons, will try to make nests in attics,” said Janet Hurley, AgriLife Extension program specialist in […]

Dallas scientist leads pineapple genome sequencing

An international effort, led by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in Dallas, to sequence the pineapple’s genome has unlocked information about the fruit’s drought tolerance, the way it converts light to energy and what those characteristics could mean for the future of world food production. Seventy scientists from 25 organizations across six countries contributed […]

AgriLife Extension mental health team making a difference

Mental illness is a very significant public health issue for American children, according to one Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent who is part of a team trying to make a difference in the Rolling Plains area. “Studies show that over 1 million Texas children have some type of diagnosable mental health disorder,” said Lorrie […]

AgriLife prepares to help growers meet new safety standards


To help producers and others meet the requirements of the newly implemented federal food safety laws, Texas A&M AgriLife is gearing up to begin training sessions, experts said. Dr. Juan Anciso, a horticulture specialist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, said the Food Safety Modernization Act is designed to reduce […]

Law Review Hosts Agriculture Law Symposium


On Oct. 30, 2015, 12 speakers from 11 states gathered at Texas A&M University School of Law to participate in the Texas A&M Law Review symposium “Farm to Table: Agriculture Law in the Era of Sustainability” that featured renowned practitioners, scholars, and experts in agriculture law who addressed a variety of topics centered on the […]