Monday, March 31, 2014

Graduate Internship w/ International Coffee Organization: 
The International Coffee Organization (ICO) is now accepting applications for its Internship Program at its headquarters in London. Interns should be at graduate or post-graduate level and should have an interest in international development, sustainability, economics, statistics or another subject within the core activities of the ICO.
Deadline for submission is 1st June 2014 at 5:00pm GMT. Internships are normally offered for periods of three to six months starting 1st July 2014.

Hort Club Plant Sale, See the Photos:

Thanks to everyone who made this year's Hort Club Plant Sale  a big success!  See photos of the event taken by Dr. Lineberger here.  

Looking for photos from other Hort events?  Check out the photo gallery archives.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Enter Hort Dept. Photo Contest!

The Department of Horticultural Sciences is hosting a PHOTO CONTEST! If you know of any current Texas A&M students that have participated in a service project involving horticulture during the Spring 2014 semester, please encourage them to enter our photo contest.  We are looking for photos that illustrate the entrant’s service learning experience, capturing the impact of the experience. Submissions will be judged on their impact, composition, and technical merit. Prizes will be given out in each category!
Any current Texas A&M student is eligible to participate. Photo and entry forms are due via email Thursday, April 24, 2014 by 5 PM.
For more information contact:
Holly Smith at or 979-845-5343
Taylor Paine at

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Flamingo Flocking Monday, 3/31 @ 6pm

It's almost here!!  Please be sure to RSVP to Cassie Warren, by Thursday morning in order to let us know if you and your family are coming!

Monday, March 24, 2014

International Student Mentors Assoc. accepting applications:

International Student Mentors Association has opened their mentor applications for next fall. ISMA is an organization dedicated to helping incoming international students transition to Texas A&M. We start recruiting members at this time of the semester because we need to prepare you before the international students arrive in August. If you love to learn about new cultures, meet lots of different interesting people and help the Texas A&M community, this is the right organization for you! If you would like to know more about what we do, you can come to our informational
TuesdayMarch 25th at 7pm in Rudder Tower 401. The application can be found in our website: If you have any questions or can't make it to the informational, don't hesitate to email

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Reminder: Hort Club Annual Plant Sale next Sat., 3/29

The TAMU Horticulture Club will be holding its (32nd!) Annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, March 29th - plan ahead and don't miss it!

The sale will be held from 8am-3pm on the lawn of the Horticulture/Forest Science Building on West Campus. Free parking will be available.

Friday, March 21, 2014

ExxonMobil Summer Jobs Program: 'Youth Garden Instructor'

Position: Youth Education Summer Intern

General Description
The 2014 ExxonMobil Youth Education Summer Intern will serve in the position of "Youth Garden Instructor and Outreach Coordinator Intern." The successful candidate will work with the Youth Education team to provide a variety of services at school sites during the month of June including working with a mentor to Teach Youth Gardening at Houston schools and provide Garden Site Support. July activities will include Program Reporting, Youth Gardening Outreach Events, Summer School Program Success Project and other office activities. For a complete job desciption, review the requirements here.
Requirements & How to Apply
Applicants must meet the following criteria for consideration:
Entering Junior or Senior college undergraduate
 Full time student in Fall 2014
 No family or extended family members employed by  ExxonMobil
Please send a cover letter and current resume by March 28, 2014 to:
Carol Burton, Director of Youth Education, email:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Meadowburn Farm Internship - Apply by 3/31

Meadowburn Farm is a picturesque 593-acre historic estate and active dairy farm located 50 miles outside of New York City, where the Hudson Valley meets the New Jersey Highlands.  The 6-acres of historic formal and picking gardens surrounding the main residence are in the early stages of restoration and preservation, and in the process of opening to public visitation. Our summer Horticultural Internship is a great opportunity for someone interested in improving their knowledge of horticulture, garden preservation, and flower farming.  Click here for more informationApplication Deadline is March 31st.

Borlaug Seminar, 'Next Generation of Hunger Fighters' Fri. 3/21 @ noon

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Hunger Fighters Promo Poster

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bartlett Tree Experts seeks interns nationwide!

A message from Noel Dubak, Manager of National Recruitment & Development for Bartlett Tree Experts: Tree Experts offers paid internships.  Students get a diverse experience that can range from riding with an Arborist Rep/Consulting Arborist to dragging brush to plant health care to working in the office. If the internship is successful, it can lead to another internship or a full-time position with the company.
If you are interested, send your resume to and indicate the office/city in which you are interested.  Visit our website to view all locations. 
Noel M. Dubak
Bartlett Tree Experts
1290 East Main Street
Stamford, CT 06902
203-388-0819 (P)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bayer Crop Science seeks Brazos County 'Weekend Warriors' ($18/hour)

Bayer Crop Science seeks to hire temporary sales staff to represent our brand at garden centers in Brazos County TX. The position is for weekend work only, generally on Saturdays. Weekend Warriors will work one 5 hour shift each week and will be paid $18.00 per hour. The main job of our "Weekend Warriors" is to answer customer's lawn and garden questions while directing them to the appropriate product for their needs. Product training is provided prior to work and on a weekly basis throughout the 10 week program. This training is delivered directly by our research scientists.
Kevin L. Prevost
Weekend Warrior Recruiter
Bayer Crop Science

Louisiana National Park Seeks Environmental Steward

Location:  Jean Lafitte Park, Louisiana Description:  Environmental Steward to focus on Invasive Species; 20-week full time position with weekly stipend.  Application review begins March 17th and continues through end of March.  See full position description here.

They're coming... you ready? 
Be there March 31st @ 6:00pm in the front lawn of the HFSB

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

TAMU Announces Goal for Generation Study Abroad!

Texas A&M University's Department of Horticultural Sciences offers a variety of study abroad opportunities for students .   Plan ahead and take advantage of the  opportunity to explore the world while completing your degree!
Texas A&M University has pledged a 100-percent increase over a five-year period in the number of students taking advantage of study-abroad opportunities — reaching a level that would exceed 4,000. Texas A&M officials say they believe their pledge represents the largest increase in Texas and among the largest nationally.
Texas A&M officials made the pledge as part of the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) “Generation Study Abroad” initiative to vastly increase the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade.
“Texas A&M has taken this bold step as part of its Quality Enhancement Plan, ‘Aggies Commit to Learning for a Lifetime’,” Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Pamela R. Matthews stated in the university’s written commitment to IIE officials. “When students make a commitment to engage purposefully in a high-impact learning experience such as studying abroad, they are developing habits and skills to prepare themselves for lives of leadership and service to society.”

Howdy Farmers launch fundraising effort through Aggie Funding:

On Friday, Howdy Farm launched their fundraising campaign on Aggie Funding.
The Howdy Farm plans to raise $45,000. With the money, they will create 4 new sustainable gardens:

  • The Zen Garden: featuring tropical plants, bamboos, a study space, and a sand garden.
  • The “Sky’s the Limit” Planter: featuring vertical planters and connective trellising.
  • The Howdy! Farm Flagpole Garden: featuring the Howdy! Farm flagpole and an adult-sized walk-through jungle of trellised hops, grown for Blackwater Draw Brew Company, a local brewpub that buys our produce!
  • The New Field: featuring a half-acre of vegetable rows, bounded by beneficial-attractors and wildflowers! 

To read about their fundraising goals in more depth take a look the Howdy Farm website or the Aggie Funding site.
From Howdy Farm:

Plant a seed, and watch it grow! 
Your funding is our seed –
Watch us grow with your support!

***Please consider planting a seed with the Howdy Farm by making a donation through***