Texas A&M

Veterinary Assistant program available to high school students

· November 14, 2022

Veterinary science is a career path that piques the interest of many young, animal enthusiasts. Despite this interest, there is an estimated 15,000 veterinarian shortage for U.S. animals by 2030, with demands for rural, large animal veterinarians on the rise. Many who become interested in veterinary science begin planning for their future career in high school, and now, students ages twelve and up may participate in a Veterinary Science Certificate Program with Texas A&M. 

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SW Meat Association Foundation awards $47K in scholarships

· August 11, 2022

Twenty-two students from Texas A&M received scholarships from the Southwest Meat Association Foundation, totaling more than $47,000. The scholarships were awarded to students at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the meat association’s annual convention in Galveston. 

USDA, Texas A&M partner to get veterans ag loans faster

· June 1, 2018

The USDA and Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension Service are partnering to help military veterans obtain loans and pursue careers as farmers and ranchers. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined local dignitaries, members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and community leaders at the Dallas Farmers Market Thursday to unveil the new pilot program. USDA’s Farm […]

Discovery Virtual Field Trip teaches soil science through sports

· March 12, 2018

Most middle school students probably don’t realize the important role soil science plays in the world of sports. That’s why the Nutrients for Life Foundation, an educational non-profit that educates students and the public about the vital role soil nutrients play in growing our world, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and […]

Texas A&M: Winter wheat feasible cover crop for cotton

· November 30, 2017

A Texas A&M AgriLife Research-led team has proved that winter wheat is a profitable cover crop for Rolling Plains cotton production. The paper, Simulated Effects of Winter Wheat Cover Crops on Cotton Production Systems of the Texas Rolling Plains, is part of the “Crop Modeling and Decision Support for Optimizing Use of Limited Water” collection […]

Drought protection? Crops need thick layer of leaf wax

· August 16, 2017

Good news. Crops in dry areas or during stretches of drought can grow if the plants have been cultivated to protect themselves with a thicker layer of leaf wax, a new study shows. Sarah Feakins, a scientist at University of Southern California who has studied leaf wax in the context of climate change, teamed up […]

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