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March 2012
Upcoming Events
March 15 - 16
Happy Spring Break

March 19 - April 30
Fragile: Photography Exhibit by Howard G. Buffett
AgriLife Center

March 28
Lecture by Dr. Catherine Woteki
"A Research Agenda for the Food and Agricultural Challenges Ahead"
AgriLife Center

April 4
Lecture by Barbara Donalson Althaus
"Kyle Tough"
AgriLife Center
Recent Appointments
Steven Searcy
Stephen W. Searcy, Ph.D., Head, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Recent Retirements
Thank you and congrats to the
2011 - 2012 AgriLife Retirees

Fun Fact
For this month's fun fact, check out 4-H2O Presents: A Movie About Water. This educational video was created by 4-H in collaboration with Toyota.

We're looking for interesting, surprising or funny facts about Texas A&M AgriLife. Send yours to
and it may be featured in the next newsletter!

AgriLife in Pictures
American Floral Endowment visits Texas A&M AgriLife

The EveryLeader

A leadership philosophy we can all relate to.


You've heard it said time and time again... Leadership is key. None of us is as smart as all of us. There's no "I" in team. But these phrases are often overused and quickly become cliché.


Yet, there's incredible value in fostering leadership if we look at it from a different and deeper perspective. With locations and people in communities throughout Texas, Texas A&M AgriLife is one of the nation's largest and most reputable leaders in agriculture, natural resources and life sciences. But if we are to continue to innovate, enlighten and serve, we must first invest in ourselves by encouraging and developing our leaders.


AgriLife Advanced Leaders Cohort I
AgriLife Advanced Leaders Cohort I Graduates: EveryLeaders in the making


Read the rest of Dr. Hussey's message on his leadership philosophy >>


Making Headlines

Leadership in Action
AgriLife Advanced Leaders: Cohort I Capstone Project

The graduating Cohort I of the Texas A&M AgriLife Advanced Leadership Program presents their Capstone Assignment, The Land Grant System in 2025.

Assigned in early 2011, the capstone assignment gave the cohort an opportunity to put leadership competencies into practice. The project was assigned as an entire program cohort with the deliverables including a presentation as well as a final written report.

Congratulations on graduating Cohort I!
Ask AgriLife

"In how many countries around the world is Texas A&M AgriLife working? Give us a quick update on the Borlaug Institute."


"Texas A&M AgriLife is currently working in more than 100 countries. The Borlaug Institute continues Dr. Borlaug's legacy of stressing the importance of agricultural teaching, research, and extension for fighting hunger and ensuring food security for the generations to come. The institute is currently launching several groundbreaking multidisciplinary programs that place Texas A&M University, Texas AgriLife Research, and Texas AgriLife Extension at the forefront of international agricultural development. These programs include Ukulima Farm Research Center in South Africa, a privately funded initiative of the specialty coffee industry called World Coffee Research, and the Conflict and Development Program looking at the lessons learned from work in fragile states around the world. Please visit for more information on the Borlaug Institute."


Dr. Ed Price 
Associate Vice Chancellor and Director 

Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture



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