AgriLife Extension, Texas EDEN offer useful, practical flood recovery information

Some mold can be removed but a significant amount may require a professional mold remediation service. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

Courtesy Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife With the extent and severity of recent rains throughout the southeastern part of the state, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are again reminding Texans their agency provides important information on how to recover from a flood. “After a flood there are a number of things you can do to protect your family’s health and well-being and restore your property,” said Dr. Joyce Cavanagh, AgriLife Extension specialist in family development and resource management, College Station. Cavanagh said the Texas Extension Disaster Education Network,… Read More →

Helping New Agricultural Leaders Hit the Bull’s-eye

Today’s agricultural leaders, educators and communicators have a moving target to hit in their industries. Information that once would have taken weeks and months to generate can now be found in a few minutes. Today’s communication and education professionals have instant access to nearly unlimited amounts of information which they can disseminate to the world in just seconds. It’s an exciting time, but keeping up with the latest tools and techniques can feel like aiming an arrow at a moving target while running on a treadmill! To ensure… Read More →

Former Students Recognized as Aggie 100 Award Winners

Former Students Recognized as Aggie 100 Award Winners

By: Mollie Lastovica Four former students of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications have been recognized as recipients of the 2013 Aggie 100 Award. Initiated by Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, the Aggie 100 recognizes 100 Aggie-owned and Aggie-led businesses for their growth rate and success. Eligible companies are those that have been in business for five or more years with revenues of $250,000 or more for a specified year. The companies’ operations and initiatives must comply with Aggie values and the… Read More →

Extension Professionals Learn the Ropes through Extension Foundations, Program Excellence Academies I, II

By: Mollie Lastovica Texas A&M AgriLife Extension professionals from across the state gathered in College Station Nov. 12-15 for Extension Foundations and Program Excellence Academy workshops. Organized and implemented by the Organizational Development branch of Extension, the series of workshops helps familiarize new County Extension Agents and Specialists with the functions and programs housed within Extension. Extension Foundations, the initial workshop of the series, gives professionals an overview of the entire Extension service. “It introduces many different concepts and aspects of our positions in counties,” said Marie Arick,… Read More →

Students Attend Professional Development Conference in Kansas City

By: Mollie Lastovica Four students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications attended in the National Association of Farm Broadcasters Annual Conference in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 13-15. Undergraduates Karina Farias, Jennifer Enocksen and Jackie Hill, along with graduate student David Walther represented the university while fostering relationships with industry professionals and learning about current trends and technologies affecting broadcast journalism. “I attended numerous workshops which offered a wide range of topics including social media, agriculture policy and target audience,” said Hill, a senior agricultural communications… Read More →

Graduate Students Serve, Study through Peace Corps Master’s International Program

By: Mollie Lastovica Three graduate students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications have stepped outside the boundaries of College Station and are working internationally through the Peace Corps Master’s International program. Holly Van Groll, Kevin Fath and Orry Pratt are not only serving as Peace Corps volunteers, but also, they are gaining valuable research and educational experience while living abroad. The Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences partnered with the Peace Corps International program in 2007 and the university has since been named… Read More →

ALEC Faculty Train South Sudan Military

By Caitlin Powers Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication faculty assisted South Sudan with training military on growing food. Part of a State Department project with the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, assistant professor Robert Strong, Ph.D., and Continuing education assistant professor Kirk Edney, Ph.D., traveled to Juba, South Sudan November 14 to 26. “The military has created an agricultural battalion but they do not know how to raise food because they have been in a civil war for decades,” Strong said. In the agricultural battalion, soldiers and… Read More →

ALEC Students Shine Bright

By: Caitlin Powers Students from the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications Department traveled to Louisville, KY to compete in Career Development Events  at the National FFA Convention October 30-31, 2013. CDEs are contests designed to help FFA members develop the ability to think critically, communicate clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive job market. At nationals, each state is represented by the top team from the state contest. Freshman agricultural communications and journalism majors Hannah Shirley and Katie Fuller as well Whitney Green, freshman agricultural leadership and development… Read More →