Having trouble viewing this email? Click here.

April 2013

Mark Your

Apr. 5
Tree giveaway, Arbor Day celebration

Now Thru May 27
83rd Texas Legislative Session

Now Thru Jul. 5
Exhibit: "Genome: The Secret of How Life Works"

Jun. 10-13
4-H Roundup

New Book Release: The Land-Grant Legacy in the Lone Star State

Texas A&M AgriLife has had many reasons to celebrate in the past few years – from building a new headquarters complex, to commemorating the Centennial anniversary of the college as well as the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Land-Grant College Act of 1862, we have had a rush of exciting activities! Now, we can share those milestones, along with many, many more from our rich history! Texas A&M AgriLife has published a new book, The Land Grant Legacy in the Lone Star State.

This visual history project began as part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Centennial Celebration and quickly grew to encompass all parts of Texas’s great land-grant system and legacy. The book highlights the evolution of Texas A&M AgriLife and beautifully depicts key accomplishments and historical events throughout all four agencies and the college.

Learn more and browse the book online by clicking here.

The timing of the book’s release presents a perfect opportunity to share our story with our Texas legislators while they are in session. Each office will receive a copy as a thank you for their outstanding support of our mission. In addition to the book, members of the 83rd Texas Legislature will receive one-page informational sheets about each of our agencies, view and download each: Extension, Research, TVMDL and TFS.

If you’d like to purchase a copy of the Land Grant Legacy book, visit the AgriLife Bookstore.

Mark A. Hussey
Vice Chancellor and Dean
Agriculture and Life Sciences

Making Headlines

Recent Awards & Appointments

Texas A&M AgriLife Research

College faculty and staff earn 2013 Distinguished Achievement Awards
Read More →

Critical dairy cow fertility focus of new $3 million study
Read More →

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

Texas A&M forestry program undergoing national accreditation process
Read More →

How TVMDL helps to protect Texas and the southwest from biological disaster
Read More →

Texas A&M Forest Service

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Aggies Replant Trees in Bastrop
Video: BTHO Forest Fires →
Read More →

TransCanada commits $200,000 to Texas 4-H
Read More →

Photos of the Month

Spouses of A&M System’s top leaders learn how diagnosticians solve animal-health cases
Stephanie Weaver, diagnostic laboratory supervisor in histopathology, explains how veterinary pathologists identify viruses and other pathogens that may affect animals owned by TVMDL clients. From left are Charlotte Sharp, wife of Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp; Lori Steele, wife of Douglas Steele, director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service; Mary Sue Smith, wife of Robert Smith III, president of Texas A&M University-Galveston; and Daisy White, wife of A&M System Regent John White. Photo courtesy of TVMDL.

4-H Day At The Capitol
More than 400 4-H members from across the state came together on Feb. 6, 2013, in Austin for 4-H Day at the Capitol. Participants not only got to be recognized in both the House of Representatives and Senate Chambers, but they also spent some time with their legislators to talk about the great things 4-H is doing in their communities.


Texas A&M AgriLife | 600 John Kimbrough Boulevard, Suite 510 | 2142 TAMU
College Station | TX | 77843-2142