Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Educational Field Trips

Agenda for College Station Trip, Spring 2012

This field trip exposed TAMUK students to academic and research opportunities beyond the borders of South Texas.  Students visited the Texas AgriLife Research Center in Beeville, the USDA ARS Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center in College Station, the Animal Science Teaching and Research Center, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and various research labs in College Station.  The purpose of this trip was to not only educate our students about research in the state of Texas, but to stimulate their interest and encourage them to explore career and graduate level opportunities in animal science outside the South Texas region.

3/22/2012
8:00 a.m.  Depart TAMUK
10:00  Arrive in Beeville, Texas AgriLife Research Station tour
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 Depart Beeville
5:30 Arrive College Station
Tour Geology/Geophysics Lab
7:00 Dinner
9:00 Arrive at hotel in College Station

3/23/2012

6:30 a.m. Meet for Breakfast
7:30  Depart hotel for campus
8:00 Dr. Kramer-Texas A&M University Vet School
Lecture on cloning animals, tour facilities, and visit animals that have been cloned.
10:00 Tour of the USDA Southern Plains Agricultural Research Station
Included a variety of "stations" where students could visit with ARS Scientists and participate
in the research techniques used in specific ARS labs
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 Tour Texas A&M University Animal Science Teaching, Research, and Extension Center
4:00 Depart College Station
8:30 Arrive Kingsville
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Agenda for the USDA Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program tour, Spring 2012

This field trip exposed TAMUK students to the multiple facets of the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program and the important role it plays in protecting American agriculture.  Students were able to view the inspection process that Mexican cattle go through to enter the U.S., learn about the historical aspects of the Cattle Fever Tick, and the research efforts that have led to the current APHIS programs to protect American livestock. 

4/27/2012
8:00 a.m. Depart Kingsville
10:00 Pharr, Texas
Port of Entry-Cattle Fever Tick Inspection point
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 Hidalgo County USDA Office
Cattle Fever Tick Eradication presentation by Dr. Duhaime
Visit with Cattle Fever Tick inspectors
3:00 Edinburg, Texas
USDA ARS Cattle Fever Tick Research Lab, tour by Dr. Ron Davey
5:00 Depart for Kingsville
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