Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Newsletter
April 2012

A Multitude of Merit 

Each year at the Spring Awards Convocation, we honor our graduating seniors, outstanding underclassmen, and exceptional faculty. This year's ceremony was held in the AgriLife Center on March 31, 2012, and the award recipients are... 

AGvocacy Dayjoin the fight  


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.

read more Picture Perfect
Parents' Weekend


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.

Ask an Alumread more  

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!

Upcoming Events

April 12  

Farmer's Fight

Join the Fight 


April 21

Aggie Muster

Campus Ceremony


Memorial Student Center

Rededication Ceremony


Footprints for Earth Day
5k Run/Walk

Sign Up 


April 22

May 4,7,8,9

Spring Semester Finals


May 11-12

Commencement and Commissioning 

Making Headlines

Student News

Joyce Ramirez selected to USDA Student Diversity Program 


Forest Management major Justin Whisenant finds soil may be clue to climate change 


Forensic sciences program receives five-year accreditation 


Eliana Pinilla, Food Science and Technology, receives 2nd place in American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education thesis award competition


Faculty and Staff News

Texas A&M administrator Dr. Steve Whisenant takes on new role in world's newest country


Kerry Litzenberg receives Texas A&M and Association Of Former Students 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award for teaching


Baltensperger named head of department of ecosystem science and management 

read moreInside an HLSR Internship
by Hannah Rogers

Every year, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) brings in countless crowds to be whisked away on the carnival rides, delighted by the Texas cuisine, awed by the livestock events, and amazed by the rodeo performances.  


But what can a student take away from a HLSR internship?

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At the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, improving health and wellbeing is a way of life. We are dedicated to making a positive impact on the world and are working hard to shape a better tomorrow.


Our goals:

  • Feeding Our World
  • Protecting Our Environment
  • Improving Our Health
  • Enriching Our Youth

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