June 2014

Mark Your Calendar

June 9-13
Texas 4-H Roundup

June 16-21
Pollinator Week - Walk, Talk and Learn

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July 4
Independence Day:
Texas A&M System Closed

August 4-6
Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

September 1
First Day of University Fall Semester

In the News

Introducing the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases
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Keeping coffee on the table: Rebuilding the Central American coffee industry

Will Texas be in troubled waters?

As water demands increase, resources could run low.

According to the Texas Water Development Board, water demand in Texas is projected to increase by 22 percent between 2010 and 2060. Given that supplies are likely limited, that means some tough choices are coming for Texans.

If we do not plan and take appropriate actions, the state could suffer significant economic losses. For example, if a 1950's-like drought affected the entire state, economic models show income losses to Texas businesses and workers would have been nearly $12 billion in 2010. Apply that scenario to 2060, and the losses jump to more than $100 billion.

Our faculty and scientists are focused on finding solutions to this issue. We are working hard to ensure Texas and Texans have enough water to meet the needs of everyone.

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William "Bill" Dugas
Acting Vice Chancellor and Acting Dean
Agriculture and Life Sciences


Making Headlines


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension


Texas Quail Index takes flight, demonstrations held across the state
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College of Agriculture & Life Sciences


Working Smarter, Not Harder: Pragmatic Approaches to Biofuels
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Texas A&M Forest Service


East Texas Hosts 17TH Annual Wildfire and Incident Management Academy
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Texas A&M AgriLife Research


Texas A&M AgriLife No. 1 nationally in agricultural research expenditures
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Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory


U.S.-China Scientific Cooperative Exchange Program visits TVMDL
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Awards and Achievements


Congratulations to our colleagues and students for their achievements.
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Video of the Month


Exploring Houston's Backyard & Beyond 2014

Despite living just 40 miles south of a forest, many inner-city kids in Houston have never seen a forest. Since 1992, the Texas A&M Forest Service has brought fourth and fifth grade students in the Houston Independent School District to the W. Goodrich Jones State Forest for a day-long outdoor education program. Students discover the wonders of nature up-close as they learn about forest animals, insects and plants.

“By getting kids outdoors and experiencing a real forest, we help them see how connected we are to our natural world and hopefully inspire them to be involved in helping to conserve and care for the world around them,” said Tom Boggus, director of the Forest Service.

This year, students also produced short documentaries and developed photo repositories as part of a class led by Dr. Tracy Rutherford, Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Programs Associate Professor at Texas A&M University.

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