News and Updates

Career change: Rocket scientist finds agriculture more out of this world than space

Rikin Gandhi put his sights on outer space as a little boy growing up in New Jersey. He chased that dream earning degrees in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Next came a pilot license. But while waiting for acceptance to the U.S. Air Force […]

Texas A&M garners $10 million grant to establish center, fight vector-borne diseases

Texas A&M AgriLife recently received a substantial monetary boost to bolster its aggressive fight to stem the spread of vector-borne diseases for the public good, said Dr. David Ragsdale, Texas A&M University entomology department head at College Station. Ragsdale said the $10 million five-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be […]

Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) – Facility Update:

Construction is nearing completion at TVMDL’s new College Station laboratory and agency headquarters. Testing was conducted on the tissue digester earlier this week. Lab casework is almost completely installed and office furniture is being installed in all office spaces. Lab equipment is beginning to arrive for installation. Landscaping continues with plantings, sod and completion of […]

People, politics, agriculture key components for new wheat growers leader

In the late 1990s, a selection committee convened around a stack of applications from Texas A&M University students vying for Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Internships. And soon more than 20 students would wing their way to Washington, D.C., for a semester steeped in federal politics. Chandler Goule was not one of them. For the […]

Harris County prep school students get firsthand look at Texas A&M

Students from Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston  recently toured Texas A&M University in College Station to get a firsthand look at campus life. Coordinators said the visit was made possible by a grant to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service from the Children, Youth and Families At Risk program of the U.S […]

U.S. decline in meat protein consumption raises concern for Texas A&M scientist

A 14 percent decline in U.S. consumer meat consumption over the past decade has caused alarm with one Texas A&M AgriLife scientist who warns the effects could be dire for overall human health and child development. Dr. Guoyao Wu, distinguished professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, said U.S. consumers have […]

Texas watching, and waiting, for beetle infestation

As far as invasions go, the emerald ash borer’s foray into Texas has so far been a ho-hum affair, and that’s a good thing for cities like Houston, where there are millions of susceptible ash trees. Since foresters announced in May that four beetles had been trapped in northeast Texas, there have been no other […]

Texans celebrate Arbor Day in ‘The Oldest Town in Texas’

Texans from across the state gathered today in the Oldest Town in Texas to celebrate the State Arbor Day and how trees can connect the past, present and future. Today’s celebration, themed Leaving a Legacy, is a nod to the City of Nacogdoches celebrating its Tri-centennial this year. The town is believed to be 300 […]

Texas A&M Forest Service celebrates successful year

Over 500 Texas A&M Forest Service employees came together at the agency’s annual personnel meeting Wednesday, Nov. 2. Texas A&M Forest Service employees gathered to celebrate their dedication to the citizens and natural resources of Texas. The meeting, held at the I.O.O.F. Event Center in Corsicana, Texas, serves as an opportunity to refocus the agency’s […]

The USAA Educational Foundation, Texas A&M establish military financial readiness program

The USAA Educational Foundation and the Texas A&M University Financial Planning Program are partnering on a $1 million first-of-its-kind financial readiness program for members of A&M’s Corps of Cadets to help prepare them for financial challenges they could encounter in future military careers. The optional course, open to all students, will assist future military leaders […]