Monday, September 30, 2013

Fall Horticulture Seminar Series Schedule:

View Official Fall 2014 Announcement HERE

Oct 10:   Ernest Wertheim 
Landscape Architect, Principal – Wertheim, van der Ploeg, & Klemeyer, San Francisco, CA 
Holocaust Survivor
How can the Landscape Architect and the Garden Center Operator Work Harmoniously Together for the Betterment of the Green Industry 

Oct 22:  Dr. Gregory Jaffe 
Director of Biotechnology Project, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, D.C. 
Genetically Engineered Foods: Increasing Complexity in an Already Complicated World [3:00 pm, 440 Heep] 

Nov 7:  Dr. Jim Giovannoni 
Professor, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 
Research Scientist, USDA-ARS Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 
Genetic Regulation of Tomato Fruit Ripening: Genes to Genome to Epigenome 

Nov 21:  Dr. Randy Beaudry 
Professor, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 
Preserving the Postharvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables 

Dec 5:  Ockert Greyvenstein & Amy Cai Greyvenstein 
Monsanto Fellowship; Cai – Tom Slick Fellow, Texas A&M University, CS, TX 
Heat, Water and Salt Stress in Landscape Roses 

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities:

City of Austin, Austin Parks & Recreation, Central Park
2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78746
Elizabeth McVeety
Garden Center Coordinator
Phone: 512.477.1750
Fax: 512. 477.1734

Horticulture Garden Club Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS: "Horticulture Related Major" 
a) High School Seniors and College Freshmen/Sophomores, 
b) College Level Juniors and Above, 
c) Juniors, Seniors and Master's graduate students, 
*Sophomores may make application for their junior year.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

You're invited to Hort Internship Presentations Tomorrow-Monday!

Thinking about an internship?  Be sure to attend (HFSB 203):

Thursday, 9/26/13
Robyn Harred
The Brickman Group

Friday, 9/27/13
Sarah Jones
Howdy Farm
Katrina Zekulin
Astin Mansion

Monday, 9/30/13
Michael Vestal
Ball Horticulture
Luke Carter
Redhawk Winery
Amanda Stromp
Riverbed Technology, INC.
Brandon Kothmann
New Republic Brewing
Alexandra Langhoff
Diez Mil Arboles
Cody Aikin
America's Country Store
Keith Swaller
Bio Landscapes
Justin L. Welch
Calloway's Nursery

Monday, September 23, 2013

TAMU Outdoor Adventures to hold Edible Wild Plants Clinic

Edible Wild Plants Clinic

Event Date: Nov. 3
Time: 8am - 12pm
Clinic: The grocery store isn't the only place you can find food. Join Outdoor Adventures as we explore the nourishment that Mother Nature has to offer. Our local expert from Primitive Living Skills of Texas will spend time on wild plant identification, characteristics, edible plant parts and available season of harvest. Become a wild gourmet and hedge your bets with this key wilderness survival skill.
Cost: Instruction and all supplies are included in the price of $25*/$30**.
Enrollment Limit: 20
Notes: Clinic meets at Lick Creek Park in College Station.  Transportation is not provided.
*Rec Members, **Non Rec Members

Thursday, September 19, 2013

You're invited to 'Rose Breeding and Genetics' with Dr. David Byrne, Friday 9/20

Friday, September 20, 12:00 – 1:00 PM; Heep Center 440
“Rose Breeding and Genetics Research in North America”

Presented By:
Dr. David Byrne
Professor & Basye Endowed Chair in Rose Genetics
Bring your lunch * Soft drinks provided

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Borlaug Seminar Friday 9/20 @noon (AGLS 129)

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ACE Career Days to be held Oct. 1st-3rd

ACE Days will be held on October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the AgriLife Center from 9 am – 3 pm. Please check to view companies who are attending. The list will be updated as the date nears.

In preparation, you can attend a presentation on resumes, cover letters, and how to prepare for ACE Day on September 23rd at 5:30 pm in 113 AGLS. All students are invited to attend. In addition, there will be resume reviews from 9 am – 3 pm on September 24th and September 25th in 515 AGLS.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Scholarships for Study Abroad - Deadline is October 1st!

Don't miss the opportunity to apply for scholarship funds to make your study abroad trip more affordable!  Apply NOW, the deadline is October 1st for fall, winter, and spring.

Howdy Farm / SASA hosts first meeting of the semester Tues 9/10 @ 8:45

From the Howdy Farm:
We will be having the first SASA meeting this Tuesday (Sept. 10th) at 8:45 P.M.  in the Horticulture Building on West Campus . We will be introducing officers, filling you all in on who we are, what the farm has to offer, a history of the farm and the future of the farm. Lettuce turnip  at the meeting and enjoy coming together! We hope to see you all there! 

Learn More Here

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Study Abroad OPEN HOUSE Thurs 9/19!

Welcome to the new Ags and Welcome Back to those of you who are returning. We’re at the start of a new academic year, the perfect time to start planning your personal trip of
personal, professional and academic discovery now with one of the College’s summer faculty-led study abroad programs or reciprocal exchange programs.

If you’ve considered study abroad or just want to learn more about it, come to the AgriLife Study Abroad Open House on Thursday, September 19 from 5:30‐7:00 pm in AGLS 129 to learn more about AgriLife study abroad programs.
The good news about study abroad is that there are a lot of options—
different regions, different topics, different formats and different
time periods and lengths—so that you can include one of these high impact experiences into your degree program. The bad news is, there are a lot of options. So join us on Sept. 19th and let us help you sort through the options and discover what will work best for you. Faculty program leaders will be have tables and can answer your questions. In addition, members of the Ambassadors & Mentors for Study
Abroad team—all students who have been through the process—will be on‐hand to tell you about their experience and to assist you in the computer lab to complete program and scholarship applications!

AgriLife’s study abroad programs will give you an opportunity to learn about the international perspectives in your field of study, immerse yourself in new cultures, gain greater appreciation for global issues, and earn course credit, all at the same time!

To register for the AgriLife Study Abroad Open House, just send your name, major and e‐mail address to coals‐ or . If you’re interested in learning more about AgriLife’s study abroad programs but can’t attend, stop by
Room 515H of the AGLS Building between 10:00 am & 3:00 pm and meet with an Ambassador/Mentor for Study Abroad. Or, call them at 979‐458‐7922 or e‐mail coals‐  We look forward to seeing you on September 19th!