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.
OVERTON – Not all Bermuda grasses are created equal, but varieties are often confused as their own separate species, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton, said she receives numerous calls each year regarding Bermuda grasses by producers who are confused about warm-season grass species and […] The post AgriLife Extension expert talks Bermuda grass 101 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
AUSTIN -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Travis County will conduct a 4-H Family and Community Health Workshop from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 6 at its offices at 1600-B Smith Road, Austin. The workshop is free and open to youth 8 to 18 years old. “This program will address two separate but […] The post Family, community health workshop set for June 6 in Austin appeared first on AgriLife Today.
AUSTIN --The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a Fundamentals of Developing a Water Quality Monitoring Plan workshop June 4-5 in Austin for watershed coordinators and other water professionals. The TWRI is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas […] The post Fundamentals of developing water quality monitoring plan focus of Austin workshop appeared first on AgriLife Today.
COLLEGE STATION - The 64th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 6-8 at Texas A&M University in College Station will highlight a cattle market outlook as well as issues affecting beef producers. The short course is the largest beef cattle educational event in the country and attracts more than 1,600 beef cattle producers from […] The post 64th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 6-8 in College Station appeared first on AgriLife Today.
AMARILLO – U.S. corn producers may be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel related to the ongoing Syngenta class action suit, and many are trying to figure out how to proceed, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist in Amarillo. “I’ve been receiving many phone calls and the main questions have […] The post Corn producers receiving Syngenta litigation settlement notices have options appeared first on AgriLife Today.