News and Updates

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


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 […]

Protecting the Red Sea’s Coral Reefs

Protecting the Red Sea’s Coral Reefs

The Red Sea is home to some of the world’s few remaining pristine coral reefs. These reefs are not only beautiful, but also extremely diverse with close to 300 species of hard coral recorded throughout the Red Sea. Of the 1,200 or so species of fish that call these reefs home, about 10% are found […]

TVMDL services support bovine Anaplasma marginale study published in Preventative Veterinary Medicine


The June issue of Preventative Veterinary Medicine features an article on “Seroprevalence of Anaplasma marginale in Texas Cattle.” The article is a collaboration between Texas A&M University System professionals: Thomas B. Hairgrove, DVM, and Ronald J. Gill, PhD, with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service; Sandy Rodgers, MS, with the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic […]

AgriLife Extension gets nod for additional strawberry funding

AgriLife Extension gets nod for additional strawberry funding

To many, nothing says summer like a big bowl of cool, luscious ripe strawberries picked straight from the garden. But due to the scarcity of locally grown strawberries, that luxury is out of reach for most Texans. Now, thanks to a $92,267 grant provided by the Walmart Foundation, Texas grown strawberries could become as common […]