News and Updates

Aggies on the Air

On-campus rock radio station will provide hands-on experience for Texas A&M students “On Air” – the red sign glows brightly in the Agriculture and Life Sciences (AGLS) Building hallway, symbolizing a new era of experiential learning for students in Texas A&M University’s growing radio program. The AGLS Building on West Campus will now house College […]

Texas 4-H Youth Development joins with Molina Foundation in youth literacy

COLLEGE STATION – Texas 4-H Youth Development, the youth outreach component of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has joined with the California-based Molina Foundation to support youth literacy throughout Texas. “The Molina Foundation’s mission is to reduce disparities in access to education and health opportunities,” said Dr. Toby Lepley, assistant state 4-H leader. “One […]

A&M center aims to turn Texas farmers back to veggies


With the “buy local” trend stronger than ever, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Service is teaming with H-E-B and others to revitalize the vegetable growing industry in the Rio Grande Valley, Winter Garden and other regions of the state. As part of that quest, a former federal honeybee research facility has been transformed into […]

4-H Starr Chefs take national title in Dallas

DALLAS — The 4-H Starr Chefs kept their winning streak alive by sweeping the 4-H national cooking competition at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. “They’ve won it all. There’s nothing more to win,” said Yolanda Morado, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent in Starr County and the team’s […]

Healthy Texas: A Novel Approach to Improving Public Health


There is nothing typical about “Healthy Texas,” a novel approach to educating Texans about healthy choices to help prevent or address illnesses affecting millions: diabetes, asthma and infectious diseases. Ultimately, Healthy Texas will serve the nation as a model for public health improvement and reduced health care costs, goals that have eluded policymakers for decades. […]

TVMDL announces new Analytical Chemistry Section; adds Barr to Toxicology Laboratory

The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) recently consolidated the Drug Testing Laboratory and the Toxicology Laboratory under the newly created Analytical Chemistry Section. The labs often share resources and work together to coordinate test results that determine a variety of toxic plant and forage- or illegal substance-related cases. The decision to house both […]

Cattle prices weakening as result of slower fed cattle marketings


FRANKLIN – Beef producers should brace for lower prices in the near term as feedlot marketing of cattle slowed during August through September. Bevers said feedlot operators paid higher prices for feeders going into the feedlots earlier in the year and, due to falling live cattle prices, are choosing to put more gain on them […]