News and Updates

‘Growing good kids’ books recognized

If You Plant a Seed (Photo courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife)

COLLEGE STATION – The “Growing Good Kids – Excellence in Children’s Literature Award” has been conferred on three books, according to the American Horticultural Society and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s International Junior Master Gardener program. The award recognizes children’s books that effectively promote an appreciation for gardening, plants and the environment, according to […]

Two communicators named to guide Texas A&M AgriLife entities

Lara Kohl Burhenn (Photo courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife)

­COLLEGE STATION — Two professionals have joined Texas A&M AgriLife to manage marketing and communications plans, according to Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences for the Texas A&M University System. Lara Kohl Burhenn is the new communications and marketing manager for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and Jeffrey […]

Joseph Johnson to manage development of The Gardens at Texas A&M University

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COLLEGE STATION — Joseph Johnson has been named program manager for The Gardens at Texas A&M University, according to Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences for The Texas A&M University System. Johnson will oversee the design, construction and maintenance of The Gardens, will  direct interns, volunteers and contractors and […]

Stiles Farm Field Day features drone technology

Nick Roy, Texas A&M University agribusiness major, launches a drone aircraft at the Stiles Farm Field Day. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

­THRALL – The future of drone technology and its potential uses in Central Texas Blacklands farming operations were featured at the Stiles Farm Field Day held recently in Thrall. The field day, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, showcased the latest in technological advancements in field crop production.“We […]

Texas A&M Forest Service creates innovative app to support urban trees

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July 6, 2016—AUSTIN, Texas— For the first time ever, a census for trees is available in a new, easy-to-use application developed by Texas A&M Forest Service. The Urban Forest Inventory and Analysis of trees in Austin, Texas, is presented graphically in My City’s Trees. My City’s Trees enables civic leaders, community planners, elected officials and […]

AgriLife Extension entomologists provide advice for women regarding Zika virus

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­DALLAS – Initially, the Zika virus was considered a “mild” disease, but public health officials have become increasingly concerned that pregnant women who contract Zika can pass the virus to their unborn babies, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. “The main cause for concern is the possibility the Zika virus may cause microcephaly, a […]

Dallas Morning News: Texas A&M breaks ground on epic 7-acre teaching garden

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Texas A&M University, the state’s premier authority on growing things, is planting a premier garden. Master gardeners and university officials broke ground Friday on a 7-acre teaching garden along White Creek on the College Station campus designed to show off university research and a variety of gardens. It is scheduled to open in 2018. While […]