News and Updates

Save money with Energy Saving Trees program


Money may not grow on trees, but by planting them in the right places, they could be saving you money.  With a new tool from Texas A&M Forest Service as well as opportunities from partnering organizations, you can ensure that you are getting the most out of your trees. Simply landscaping your yard and planting […]

FAZD receives $2 million in federal funding for new EPS technology


John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, today announced that the National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense (FAZD) received $2 million in federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate to develop a disease-surveillance technology designed to protect U.S. animal agriculture from potentially catastrophic outbreaks of […]

Raspberry crazy ants spread throughout Texas

Rasberry Crazy Ants_Paul Nester

Here in Texas, it’s the fire ant mounds you try to avoid. However, homeowners and businesses are learning about a bigger problem on their hands. They’re known as the raspberry crazy ants, which can cause extensive damage to residential and commercial electrical systems. And experts say there’s no end in sight. “These ants are real […]

AgriLife Extension offers new emergency, disaster materials for Texans with special needs

AgriLife Extension offers new emergency, disaster materials for Texans with special needs

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has produced new informational and educational materials for Texas residents who are underserved or have special needs, said agency experts. The new materials include a recorded emergency/disaster training and educational package that includes PowerPoint presentations, flip charts and fact sheets in English and Spanish. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Awards and Achievements


Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements. Jayaprakasha named American Chemical Society Fellow Dr. G.K. Jayaprakasha, a researcher at Texas A&M AgriLife’s Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center and department of horticultural sciences in College Station, has been selected a Fellow in the American […]

A Land in Balance: Benefits of Prescribed Fire

Texas A&M Forest Service A Land in Balance

Less than two years removed from the worst wildfire season in Texas history, it’s no wonder that when fire is mentioned the first thing that comes to most Texans’ minds is fear. However, fires aren’t always bad. In fact, they can boost the health of the land. For generations, Texans have used prescribed—or “good”—fire to […]

Teens tour TVMDL facility, “investigate” cat’s mysterious illness

Dr. Sneed talks to students

COLLEGE STATION — What’s wrong with Bob the cat? Can Bob be saved? On July 18, students from a Texas A&M University summer program followed a cat’s diagnostic case to learn about how the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) facility in College Station operates. Thirty-two 8th, 9th and 10th graders from across the […]

Texas A&M entomology department marks new construction with naming ceremony

Rollins Urban & Structural Entomology Facility Groundbreaking

Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility honors major benefactor Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Dr. David Ragsdale, 979-845-2516, Dr. Roger Gold, 979-845-5855, COLLEGE STATION – With a groundbreaking, naming ceremony and reception, the Texas A&M University’s department of entomology marked the start of construction of their new Rollins Urban and Structural Entomology Facility at College […]