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The Rwanda Pyrethrum Program

Rwanda Pyrethrum Program

To view this gallery on the AgriLife Flickr, click here. With its subtropical climate, steep mountainous landscape, deep valleys and numerous lakes, Rwanda, Africa, is beautiful country that is well suited for certain crops. Particularly, the pyrethrum plant, a natural insecticide, thrives at high altitudes and in volcanic soil. In the 1970s, Rwanda began building […]

Texas A&M alumni honored by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

2013 Outstanding Alumni Awards

Three alumni and a more recent graduate of the Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were honored recently at the Legacy and Leadership Banquet in College Station. Monroe H. Fuchs of Cameron, Dr. Carl G. Anderson Jr. of Bryan and Frederick D. McClure of College Station were named Outstanding Alumni. Erin Morrow […]

World Food Prize panel serves up ideas to end global hunger

Julie Borlaug, center, granddaughter of Norman Borlaug, makes a point Wednesday in Des Moines on world hunger. Mpule Kwelagobe of Africa, right, also took part in the discussion, which was moderated by DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman. / Bryon Houlgrave/The Register

‘Sexy’ agriculture, accountability, less rhetoric offered as solutions   Julie Borlaug says her grandfather would want “less rhetoric and more action” in efforts to end world hunger, during a panel discussion at the World Food Prize symposium in downtown Des Moines. Norman Borlaug, a Nobel Prize winner whose plant research is credited with saving millions […]

Austin-based coffee recycling program keeps community well grounded


AgriLife Extension, Compost Coalition brew up ‘earthy’ community initiative More than eight tons a month. That’s how much organic material in the form of spent coffee grounds the Austin-based Ground to Ground program diverts from area landfills and makes available to people in the community as compost. Since its inception last year, the not-for-profit, volunteer-based […]

Texas A&M creates Texas-size genomic grant program


Intending to empower the next generation of cutting-edge genomics research, members of The Texas A&M University System have contributed monies to create the largest internally funded genomics research grant program of its kind, officials said. The funds, totaling $1.26 million, come from Texas A&M University and its College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Dwight Look […]

4-H Week, one day 4-H provide statewide community service


Officials predict 10,000-plus will be involved in 2013 October 6-12 is National 4-H Week, which culminates with “one day 4-H” — a day of community service set for Oct. 12, said a Texas 4-H program coordinator. “4-H Week is a time during which we take special efforts to make people aware of the 4-H program, […]

A Renewed Sense of Purpose from an Unexpected Place

In many standard leadership programs, you can expect dull seminars and lengthy classroom time devoted to the topic of ‘how to understand others.’ So what happens when an inspired curriculum puts the focus on you? A seemingly ordinary endeavor forces you to challenge everything you believe about yourself and your career. Does my job make […]

Awards and Achievements

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements. Cross and McGrann recognized by BEEF magazine as two of beef industry’s top 50 leaders Dr. H. Russell Cross, professor and head of the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, and Dr. Jim McGrann, […]