April 12, 2012 will be a day for the history books at Texas A&M University as the student-led advocacy group Farmer's Fight brings the student body together to become "agvocates" for the agriculture community.
This grassroots effort is aimed at connecting consumers with accurate information about farming and food production.
Since it began in 1919, Parents' Weekend is a tradition that has given Aggie parents and guests a warm welcome and a university wide "HOWDY!" Among the festivities were several big agriculture and life sciences events at which parents were welcomed, students were awarded, and faculty members were recognized.
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As a 2002 graduate of Agricultural Economics, Tres Bailey is one of our many former students who has earned a successful career in agriculture. Tres is now the director for agriculture and food in the corporate affairs and government relations division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. In this role, he represents Wal-Mart on a variety of issues including food safety, nutrition policy, international trade and global development.
We recently caught up with Tres and garnered a few words of wisdom. Check out what he had to say!