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ALEC 380 students receive experience of a lifetime

Fourteen students enrolled in ALEC 380 traveled nearly 4,000 miles in October representing Texas A&M University. The class traveled across 12 states and visited agricultural operations that represented various sectors in agricultural leadership, education and communications on the way to and from the 90th Annual National FFA Convention. Along the way, students toured and met with representatives from Buck Cattle Company, Geisert Farms, Anheuser-Busch, John Deere, Fair Oaks Farms, Grand Ole Opry, CNN and Growing Leaders. In addition to formal tours, students also had the chance to walk… Read More →

30 Students Travel Across U.S. for ALEC 380 Course

By: Mollie Lastovica 30 students traveled 3,768 miles across six states with stops in 16 cities Oct. 24 – Nov. 5. Led by Assistant Professor Billy McKim, Ph.D., the students are enrolled in ALEC 380: Experience Agriculture. This was the third year that the course has been offered to teach students about leadership, service, diversity and agriculture. In the past, the groups have traveled throughout the Midwest, but this year, McKim opted for a different route. “One of the goals of the trip is to introduce students to… Read More →

TALL Program Experiences California Agriculture

By: Caitlin Powers Class XIII of the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program experienced California agriculture during their trip on October 14-18, 2013. The TALL program, an initiative of the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, enhances the leadership skills of men and women from every sector of agriculture and all over Texas. The two-year program is practical and action-oriented in which participants meet eight times for sessions or seminars. The trip to California would be the sixth session for class XIII. “I feel like we saw and heard a… Read More →

Students gain valuable research, travel experience during 10-week summer course

By: Mollie Lastovica Traveling 7,890 miles across four states in the Southwest, six undergraduate students, one grad student and two faculty members were part of a unique research experience this summer. Created by Assistant Professor Billy McKim, Ph.D., the students spent five weeks in a College Station classroom, four weeks on the road and one week wrapping up to earn credit for AGCJ 404, technical writing, AGCJ 481, senior seminar and AGCJ 491, undergraduate research. Each student created a research proposal and worked to collect data for major… Read More →

Study Away

Texas Natural Resource Photography For application and information contact Tobin Redwine at tredwine@tamu.edu credits earned: AGCJ 380 (3)   California Advocacy, Outreach and Engagement: For application and information contact Dr. Billy McKim at brmckim@tamu.edu Credits earned: AGCJ 491 (3), AGCJ 481 (3), ALEC 404, (3)  

ALEC 380 Students Learn & Explore During 10-Day Trip

  By: Mollie Lastovica A group of forty-nine faculty, graduate and undergraduate students returned from a 10-day high impact learning field trip on Tues., Oct. 30, experiencing lessons of diversity, community, culture, agriculture, service and systems thinking along the way. As part of their class, ALEC 380, the group traveled to six different states, touring staple organizations and industries of the respective location at each stop. While each student participating incurred costs of transportation, lodging and other accommodations, the college offset that cost by granting $15,000 to the… Read More →

Maymester Course Gives Students Travel Opportunity

By: Mollie Lastovica Students have the opportunity to enroll in a one-hour seminar course to be offered during the 2013 Maymester. The course, ALEC 681, includes scheduled on-campus meetings and a field trip to the National American Association for Agricultural Education Conference in Columbus, Ohio along with stops at two land-grant universities to discuss research opportunities. Students enrolled in the course will incur field trip fees including travel and lodging to and from the AAAE Conference and conference registration. Interested students are encouraged to contact Billy McKim, Ph.D…. Read More →