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JUL 12 2018

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New Integrated Agricultural Sciences Degree

Texas State University is pleased to announce that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a new Master of Science degree program with a major in Integrated Agricultural Sciences. The Department of Agriculture in the College of Applied Arts will begin offering the new degree program in fall 2018.

This program’s integrated approach to agricultural sciences combines research and education concerning land use strategies, crop and animal production, distribution, sales, economics, policy, and the environment. The graduates of this program will have the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary to analyze, optimize, and implement complex agro-systems. Through a rigorous interdisciplinary agriculture curriculum and exposure to real-world applications, students will develop technical and leadership skills necessary for an effective career in addressing and solving food and agricultural issues.

For more information about this new degree program, please contact Dr. Madan Dey, Chair of the Department of Agriculture, at (512)-245-2130 or via email at mmd120@txstate.edu.

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A picture of the invasive species

JUL 9 2018

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Tx State's Dr. Cade Quoted in Salon Magazine

Dr Cade was recently quoted in Salon Magazine about an invasive plant that burns people popping up all over the country.

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People gathered in a field discussing

JUL 1 2018

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Small Producers Conference ComingcAugust 13th – 15th

The Department of Agriculture is hosting the Small Producers Conference this August. To learn more check it out here.

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Reinventing the Poinsettia: A classic flower’s colorful new looks

DEC 8 2017

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Reinventing the Poinsettia: A classic flower’s colorful new looks

Dr. Alice Le Duc is featured in The Washington Post, Home and Garden section, for her work with the development and redesign of the staple Christmas plant, the poinsettia.

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New S.A.L.E. Scholarship Recipients

DEC 6 2017

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New S.A.L.E. Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the follow New San Antonio Livestock Exposition (S.A.L.E) Scholarship recipients:

Tyler Austin Hornburg, Major in Agriculture with a Minor in Horticulture

Kaitlyn M. Hunt, Major in General Agriculture with Teacher Certification

Education is vital to the continued success of the American agricultural industry. Since inception, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has supported Texas youth by providing a venue for competition and a marketplace for their agricultural and livestock projects.

In 1984, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo’s Executive Committee began encouraging 4-H and FFA students to continue their interest in agricultural careers in college. This led to the creation of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo's Scholarship Fund, which in its first year, awarded 15 four-year scholarships totaling $90,000 to deserving students entering Texas colleges.

From that modest beginning, the program has expanded so that more than 8,500 Texas students have now benefited from the scholarships. Currently, all 254 Texas counties are represented in the program.

Subject to their academic standing, each recipient will receive $16,000 over the next 4 years. Congratulations to Tyler and Kaitlyn.

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Beef for dinner

DEC 5 2017

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Beef for Dinner

The AG 4326 Beef Forum was held on December 5, 2017 in Room 204 of the Agriculture Building. The beef for dinner was donated from HeartBrand Beef and PrimeLine Beef. Graduate students in the Department of Agriculture prepared smoked beef cuts and hamburgers for arriving guests.

The Beef Forum was held to offer current undergrad and graduate students an opportunity to visit with industry experts about the current issues impacting the industry. Experts from the following organizations were present.

Organization representatives will be here from: Texas Beef Council (Austin); King Ranch (Kingsville); Brangus Association (San Antonio); HeartBrand Beef (Flatonia); Independent Cattlemen’s Association (Lockhart); and PrimeLine Beef (Grandview).

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