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AgriLife Extension supporting ‘Click It or Ticket’ efforts

Closeup of a young woman buckling up her seatbelt before driving her car

Expert: Pickup drivers among the half who do not wear seat belts COLLEGE STATION — While nine out of 10 Texans buckle up, too many drivers and passengers continue to risk injury or death by not using seat belts, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “According to the Texas Department of Transportation, of […]

Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility opens at Texas A&M University


COLLEGE STATION – The department of entomology at Texas A&M University celebrated the grand opening of the Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility in College Station May 4. The luncheon event featured remarks by the Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp, Vice Chancellor and Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dr. Mark Hussey, and […]

TVMDL employees qualify for Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program


In April, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) as a designated shortage area for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP). Thanks to this designation by the USDA, TVMDL now has another tool in its recruitment toolbox to aid […]

Awards and Achievements

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements. Dr. José Manuel Cabrera Sixto ’90 named Outstanding International Alumnus Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students presented the 2015 Texas A&M University Outstanding International Alumnus Award to Dr. José Manuel Cabrera Sixto, Class of […]

Former Student to be Named “Sub-Chief” of West African Village


ACCRA, GHANA – On June 5, 2015, the community of Adarkwa, Ghana, will hold a traditional ceremony to honor John Romo as Nkosuohene, a sub-chief title part of the customary Akan chieftaincy. The Nkosuohene is the leader for progress and development of a community, and it is rare for a foreigner to be given the […]

Research seeks early detection of wheat streak mosaic virus


AMARILLO – As spring growth of wheat begins, Texas A&M AgriLife Research studies indicate now might be the time to determine possible wheat streak mosaic virus infection and future management of the crop. During the past three years, the AgriLife Research plant pathology and crop physiology programs in Amarillo have concentrated studies on the occurrence […] reveals new look Monday, April 13

TVMDL Launches new website look

On Monday, April 13, the TVMDL website launched a new look. Though it looks different, the site offers the same services to clients, including test search, shipping information and a link to the client portal. All submission forms are located on “Find a Form;” the information needed to deliver or ship a sample to one […]

From cockroaches to parasitic wasps, creepy crawlers are for kids


COLLEGE STATION — A child calmly whispers all his life’s problems to the one who will listen. And in that moment, everything seems so much better. Perhaps the listener understands. Some days it seems like a crushing blow is around every corner.  After all, the one hearing this child’s woes is a bug. “I’ve seen […]