Category Archives: Awards

Two Texas A&M students named Borlaug Scholars by plant breeders association

By: Beth Ann Luedeker Two students from the Texas A&M University’s Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Tia Dunbar and Ammani Kyanam, were among those named as Borlaug Scholars for 2020 by the National Association of Plant Breeders, NAPB. “Both Tia and Ammani’s resumes reveal outstanding students with the potential to follow closely in the footsteps of Dr. Norman Borlaug in relieving hunger and poverty through plant breeding,” said Don Jones, chair, NAPB Borlaug Scholars committee. The NAPB Borlaug Scholarship awards are given to exceptional students aspiring to… Read More →

Redmon among Texas A&M honorees at annual crop, soil science conferences

Writer: Kay Ledbetter A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service leader will be honored along with other Texas A&M faculty and students for their professional achievements Nov. 10-13 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio. The recognitions will be made by the Crop Sciences Society of America, or CSSA; the American Society of Agronomy, or ASA; and the Soil Sciences Society of America, or SSSA, during their annual conference. ASA Fellow Larry Redmon, Ph.D., will be named an ASA Fellow on Nov. 12. Redmon is the associate… Read More →

Undergraduate Awards Banquet

By: Beth Ann Luedeker Congratulations to all the scholarship and awards recipients recognized at the awards banquet held April 11 at the Hildebrand Equine Center. While officially an undergraduate banquet, many graduate students received recognition and awards that night as well. Dr. Kim Dooley, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean for Academic Operations, delivered the keynote address. During her address Dooley outlined what she feels it means to be an Aggie. Being an Aggie means being Authentic, being Grateful, setting Goals, having Integrity and having Enthusiasm,… Read More →

Two Soil and Crop Sciences faculty members recognized at Beltwide Cotton Conference

Writer: Kay Ledbetter Two Texas A&M AgriLife faculty members brought back honors from the recent National Cotton Council’s 2019 Beltwide Cotton Conference in New Orleans. Dr. Gaylon Morgan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state cotton specialist, College Station, was presented the 2019 Outstanding Career Research Award for Cotton Agronomy. The award is sponsored by BASF. Dr. Katie Lewis, Texas A&M AgriLife Research soil scientist, Lubbock, was presented The Dr. J. Tom Cothren Outstanding Young Cotton Soil Scientist Award. One is given each year, and the recipient must have… Read More →

AgriLife Extension recognizes Superior Service

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service presented its Superior Service Awards, the agency’s highest honors, during a ceremony at the AgriLife Center January 8. Several members of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences were among those honored. Ranch Management University earned a team award and Ward Ling received the Superior Service – Extension Program Specialist award. The Ranch Management University (RMU) team is led by Dr. Larry Redmon, Associate Department Head for Extension in Soil and Crop Sciences. Team members include Dr. David Anderson, economist-livestock marketing; Dr…. Read More →

Texas A&M AgriLife Research recognizes two Faculty Fellows

Writer: Kay Ledbetter Texas A&M AgriLife Research recognized two faculty members from the Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences department — as a Faculty Fellow and Senior Faculty Fellow — on Jan. 8. Dr. Cristine Morgan, a soil physicist, was honored with the Faculty Fellow title for impactful research recognized by her colleagues in the U.S. and globally. Her research has affected change both within and outside of her discipline, according to her nomination. Dr. Bill Rooney, a plant breeding and genetics professor, was recognized with a… Read More →

Ibrahim earns Texas A&M honor as Regents Professor

Writer: Kay Ledbetter Dr. Amir Ibrahim, Texas A&M AgriLife Research wheat breeder and tenured professor in the Texas A&M University department of soil and crop sciences in College Station, was honored as a Texas A&M Regents Professor recently in College Station. The Texas A&M Board of Regents established the Regents Professor Awards program in 1996 and the Regents Fellow Service Awards program in 1998 to recognize employees who have made exemplary contributions to their university or agency and to the people of Texas. “I am grateful to the… Read More →

Xue honored a Texas A&M Regents Fellow

Writer: Kay Ledbetter Dr. Qingwu Xue, Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop stress physiologist in Amarillo, was honored with the Texas A&M Regents Fellow Service Award recently in College Station. The Texas A&M University System established the Regents Fellow Service Awards to honor service, extension and research professional who have provided exemplary professional service to society that has created large and lasting benefits to Texas and beyond. “It is a great honor to receive such a prestigious award,” Xue said. “I would like to thank all my collaborators, technical… Read More →

Stelly receives Cotton Biotechnology award at Plant and Animal Genome

Texas A&M University’s Dr. David Stelly was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Cotton Biotechnology Award at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference recently in San Diego. Stelly is a professor of cytogenetics, genetics, genomics and plant breeding in the soil and crop sciences department at Texas A&M and has a joint appointment with Texas A&M AgriLife Research. Stelly was one of three nominees this year and was unanimously selected by the committee, said Dr. Don Jones, director of agricultural research with Cotton Incorporated. Describing what a… Read More →

Wenwei Xu named AgriLife Research Director’s Scientist of the Year

Writer: Kay Ledbetter The Texas A&M AgriLife Research Director’s Research Scientist of the Year award was presented to Dr. Wenwei Xu, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research corn plant breeder in Lubbock and professor in Texas A&M University’s department of soil and crop sciences. Wenwei Xu The Research Director’s awards were presented on Jan. 8 at a ceremony on the Texas A&M campus. The awards recognize and reward the achievements of individuals and teams with outstanding work to support the research mission. Xu’s work has helped reduce aflatoxin contamination… Read More →