72nd Annual Meeting of the Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society

KINGSVILLE - February 19, 2018

Contact: Naissa Lopez
Email: naissa.lopez@tamuk.edu
or Phone: 361-593-4572


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The 72nd Annual Meeting of the Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society was held on February 9 at Rio Farms, Inc. in Monte Alto, Texas.

The society’s objective is to advance and develop subtropical plant sciences, animal sciences and environmental sciences.  This year, over 300 participants attended, including several professors and students from Javelina Nation.

Dean of the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Dr. Shad Nelson, was an invited speaker, and gave a presentation on the topic Advancing Student Learning Opportunities in the Agricultural and Biological Sciences through Hispanic Serving Institutional Collaborations.

Dr. Randy Stanko was also an invited speaker, whose topic was Utilization of Hair Sheep as an Alternative Small Ruminant in South Texas.

Several additional accolades for A&M-Kingsville include plant and soil Science student, Ruby Saldana, receiving 2nd place in the student poster competition, and Dr. John da Graca receiving the Arthur T. Potts award, which recognizes outstanding work in the horticulture industry.

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