News and Updates

Beckham completes successful tenure as TVMDL director


For the last six years, Tammy R. Beckham, DVM, PhD, has served as the director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL). Since 2010, she has served in dual roles, also working as the director of the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD). On September 4, 2014, Dr. Beckham will leave the diagnostic […]

Studying abroad inspires AGLS students

Photo from the South Africa Biodiversity and Nature-Based Tourism program. Courtesy of Amy Siller.

Gardens, feasts, vineyards, wildlife, oceans, and new ways of looking at the world: that’s just a portion of what College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students encountered while studying abroad this summer. “No matter what your major is within the College, we should have a program that fits you,” says Cathryn Clement, coordinator for international […]

Texas A&M University System, U.N. forge partnership to fight world hunger

Nessler and Semedo sign memorandum of understanding

The Texas A&M University System and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have joined forces to fight world hunger. Representatives from both entities signed a memorandum of understanding in Rome, Italy, formalizing a partnership that could have a regional, national and international impact, the university system announced Friday. “Our organizations share a […]

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 […]