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Awards and Achievements

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements. AgriLife’s Simpson awarded the 2015 Calvin Sperling Memorial Biodiversity Lectureship Dr. Charles Simpson, peanut germplasm explorer and breeder and Texas A&M AgriLife Research emeritus, has been selected as the awardee and speaker for the Crop Science […]

NASA thanks Texas A&M AgriLife Research for keeping astronauts fed, happy


COLLEGE STATION  — An “out of this world” thank you was delivered to Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists recently for keeping astronauts “fed and happy.” Kirk Shireman, manager of NASA’s International Space Station, on Sept. 11 visited AgriLife Research’s space food research facility and National Center for Electron Beam Research in College Station, where more […]

South Texas 4-H chefs win top honors in New Orleans


NEW ORLEANS  —  A team of five young 4-H chefs in extreme South Texas blew away the judges recently when they not only whipped up a delicious seafood dish in fierce competition, they explained that the ingredients they used were those of their ancestors who first inhabited the Americas. “The 4-H Starr Chefs aced it,” […]

Experts: Shrimp imports depress market prices and pose health risks


PORT ISABEL —  Wholesale shrimp prices are falling due to cheaper foreign imports that marine experts say could be harmful to human health. “Shrimpers are getting roughly half of what they were last year for their catch, which is creating both an economic problem and a health issue,” said Tony Reisinger, a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Salt marsh on Texas coast gets an AgriLife Research helping hand


COLLEGE STATION – Troubled salt marshes, a crucial component of the Texas coast, recently got a helping hand from Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M University. The work was coordinated by Dr. Rusty Feagin, an AgriLife Research coastal scientist in the Coastal Ecology and Management Lab, part of the department of ecosystem science and […]

Livestock producers urged to watch for toxic plants


COLLEGE STATION – Extreme heat and dry conditions can lead to a shortage of grass, and an opportunity to consume toxic plants and forages found in Texas rangelands. Livestock producers should be aware of potential pitfalls, according to a Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostics Laboratory expert. Dr. Tam Garland, head of the lab’s toxicology section […]

Youth organizations helping under-served kids ‘Imagine Science’


DALLAS – 4-H was one of four national youth organizations collaborating recently to help underserved middle-school age children in Dallas “imagine science” through free camps emphasizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “Imagine Science is a collaboration between the National 4-H Council, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Girls Inc. and the National Council of the […]