News and Updates

Military caregiving an emerging issue

AgriLife Extension aids in Military Families Learning Network AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is leading the way to help caregivers for almost a quarter-million service members who have returned from recent military deployments with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorders, depression and other challenges. AgriLife Extension and the West Virginia University Extension […]

International nuclear official praises Texas A&M’s contributions


When Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, made his first trip to the U.S. this week, Texas A&M was the first public university he visited. “Texas A&M is known globally as a university having very high technology including in the area of nuclear science and technology,” Amano said on Wednesday, […]

Fishy vegetable production methods explained through aquaponics


COLLEGE STATION — If growing vegetables in a box with no soil and out of direct sunlight sounds a little fishy, well, it is. “Aquaponics” is a relatively new way of intensified farming that combines aquaculture and hydroponics, according to Dr. Joe Masabni of College Station, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service vegetable specialist. “We are […]

TVMDL Drug Testing Laboratory receives Competition Animal Drug Testing Laboratory certification

The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) Drug Testing Laboratory in College Station recently earned ISO 17025 accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) Competition Animal Drug Testing Laboratory Accreditation Program. One of only a handful of laboratories in the U.S. to boast this internationally recognized accreditation, the Drug Testing Laboratory can serve […]

Applied nutrition modeling producing beef more profitably, helping reduce methane emissions in feedlots


Nutritional modeling systems developed in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University have helped participating Texas feedlot operators keep feed costs in check and produce beef more profitably. Now, these models have the potential to be applied to help reduce greenhouse emissions, according to researchers. Dr. Luis Tedeschi, Texas A&M AgriLife Research nutritionist […]

Howdy Farm


Howdy Farm is revamping its look by adding a new sustainability building that was built over the summer. The new building allows the Howdy Farm organization to meet more often and serves as the purchasing center for the public to buy vegetables on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. This new addition to Howdy Farm is thanks to […]