College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 100 Years
Signature Centennial Artwork: Benjamin Knox, the “Aggie Artist”, has been commissioned to create a commemorative painting in honor of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The painting will be unveiled during the fall 2011 semester.
Land Grant Legacy Book: Capturing the heritage and contributions of the land-grant partners in Texas is one of our most important Centennial themes. A pictorial history book of the land-grant legacy in Texas has been commissioned in conjunction with the Texas A&M AgriLife agencies (Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas AgriLife Research, Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory and the Texas Forest Service).We are pleased that noted Aggie author, Dr. Henry C. Dethloff is researching and writing the primary text to capture the broad history and contributions of our people across the state.
Centennial Poster Series: A series of posters featuring our departments and history are being created by AgriLife Communications in honor of the Centennial.
Centennial T-Shirt: The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council is selling centennial t-shirts. The shirt features an original design from Colton Atkins, a senior animal science major. Learn more about the centennial t-shirts.
Centennial Flower: The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Centennial Flower is the “Dakota Gold” helenium (Helenium amarum ). A Texas Superstar, this cultivar was released by Pan American Seed in conjunction with Ball Horticulture from seed lines licensed from research programs at Texas A&M University and Texas AgriLife Research. Dakota Gold is an annual bedding plant derived from a common roadside/pasture wildflower and is now available nationwide. Special thanks to Pan American Seeds and Ball Horticulture for their generous donation of Dakota Gold seeds for our celebration. Learn more about the centennial flower.
COLLEGE STATION - A team of researchers have received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create guidelines to better assist rural military veteran business owners. Dr. Craig Carpenter, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in College Station, is leading a group looking to identify business entrepreneurship opportunities for rural U.S. […] The post AgriLife Extension economist leads rural military entrepreneurship study appeared first on AgriLife Today.
COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Peyton Smith was soaring through the skies before she could drive, but it’s what is on the ground, or beneath the ground, that grabbed her fascination and led to her latest position with Texas A&M University. “I received my private pilot’s license the last year of high school and was enrolled […] The post New Texas A&M soil scientist aims research at global change effects on carbon sequestration appeared first on AgriLife Today.
GEORGETOWN -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the Wilco Forage and Brush Management Workshop Aug. 29 in Georgetown. Registration will be from 8:30-9 a.m. with the workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at the AgriLife Extension office, 3151 Southeast Inner Loop. The cost is $15 per person, and donuts and refreshments are […] The post Forage, brush management workshop slated for Aug. 29 in Georgetown appeared first on AgriLife Today.
COLLEGE STATION – The sole finalist for director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research said he will strengthen long-standing commitments to applied and fundamental research in partnership with stakeholders, as well as initiate new research responsive to broader societal needs, including enhancing the economic value of agriculture and tying together food and health. Dr. Patrick Stover, […] The post Dr. Patrick Stover appointed sole finalist for Texas A&M AgriLife Research director appeared first on AgriLife Today.
STEPHENVILLE – Dr. Jennifer Spencer joined the faculty at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Stephenville earlier this month as a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service dairy specialist. Spencer earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Idaho. Her research focused on management strategies and improving reproductive outcomes while […] The post New AgriLife Extension dairy specialist to be headquartered in Stephenville appeared first on AgriLife Today.