Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Nominate an Industry Leader

Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives Search

Do you know an individual or group of individuals whose leadership and vision is changing the future of agriculture and rural America for the better? If so, we want to hear from you! We’re searching for 100 leaders who are positively shaping what is next for rural communities and agriculture.

Whether the leader is a “farm kid” who speaks to youth in urban areas about the importance of agriculture; a business leader respected for commitment to their community and the thriving future of rural America; an agriculture educator who may have inspired thousands throughout the years; or a farmer or rancher dedicated to progress and innovation on their farm or ranch, we invite you to help us identify these dynamic visionaries. Please consider submitting a nomination today. 

Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honorees will have the opportunity to share their stories and inspire with their vision throughout the Farm Credit centennial year in 2016 and beyond. Additionally, ten distinguished Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honorees — one from each nomination category — will receive a $10,000 award to help further their contributions to thriving rural communities and agriculture. These ten honorees and a guest also will be invited to Washington, D.C. to participate in a special Farm Credit recognition event in 2016. Nominations will be accepted through December 18, 2015. Please see the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives official rules for further details.

“We’re encouraging anyone who has made important contributions to the agriculture industry to apply; whether you’re a producer, or a teacher, or even a chef highlighting locally grown food,” says Sandy Wieber, Senior Vice President of Marketing for MidAtlantic Farm Credit.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Summer '15 Undergrad Research Poster Session announced!

If you are a summer undergraduate researcher who would like to participate, submit your abstract at before Friday, July 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm!

Catch up with the TAMU Rose Breeding & Genetics Program on Facebook

From Dr. Byrne's latest update:

If you have any questions about our work here at Texas A&M University or how to support the Basye or Moore Rose Collection and Legacy, the Rose Breeding and Genetics program, and our students, feel free to contact me ( We need your support for student scholarships, for garden renovation and to maintain the many research gardens needed for an excellent research program. Your support makes our program possible. I try to post regular updates on the Rose Breeding and Genetics Facebook page.   Please check it out and like us!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Congratulations to Sarah Swofford!

Congratulations TAMU horticulture student Sarah Swofford for being one of the top 5 users with the most followers in the, GrowIt!™ contest.

GrowIt!™ is a social gardening app. "Don’t know what flowers to plant in that container on your patio? GrowIt!™ is here to help you out. Find out what people are planting in your area. GrowIt!™ lets you Garden Socially. Whether you want to show off your plants, or find something that will work in your garden; GrowIt!™ has something for every type of gardener."

If you would like to follow Sarah on GrowIt, her username is "Greenthumb". Congratulations again Sarah and keep up the good work!