Category Archives: Feature

Aggie promotes food security, well-being through agricultural education

For the past two months, Jessica Spence ’18 has lived a daily experience few Aggies can claim. She has been roused every morning to the crow of roosters and the sounds of palm brooms sweeping outside her little blue house in Koforidua, Ghana. Spence is a two-time graduate from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications. She now serves as the program coordinator in Ghana for the International Agricultural Education Fellows Program, IAEFP. IAEFP is a partnership between AgriCorps and the Texas A&M Borlaug Institute for International… Read More →

Bush Library documentary depicts heroic efforts of Auschwitz volunteer Witold Pilecki

A special viewing of a documentary on the heroic life of Witold Pilecki, an Auschwitz volunteer, will be brought to the Texas A&M University campus “to continue educating our youth about history.” Jim Mazurkiewicz, Ph.D., director of the Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership, TALL, program with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, traces his Polish heritage to the early 1800s of the Republic of Texas. Through the years, he’s facilitated several academic exchange activities among TALL program students, Texas and Poland business groups with interests in both agricultural… Read More →

Developing future Texas agriculture leaders

he most recent Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership graduates are set to tackle some of the most challenging agricultural issues affecting Texas and the nation after completing a two-year program aimed at preparing them for local, state and national service. “Our graduating class represents nearly every segment of the agriculture industry,” said Jim Mazurkiewicz, Ph.D., director of the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. “It prepares them as future leaders to provide expertise and help guide our state and nation to preserve… Read More →

Texas Innovators features Dr. Leggette’s science communications research

Holli Leggette, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications and director of the Science Communications Lab, devotes her time to researching new ways for science communicators to better convey information to their audiences. In a time where information is continuously pushed out on social media platforms, information literacy is increasingly important. Instead of stating statistics and scientific information, science communicators should be striving to share information that can not only be understood, but engaged with. Leggette’s research aims to help science communicators educate… Read More →