Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Faculty from Texas A&M-Kingsville college featured on several segments of RFD-TV

RFD-TV - 07/03/13 - 08/21/13

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Most of the faculty from the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will be featured on several segments of the show Out on the Land on the national cable network RFD-TV.

Out on the Land explores American landscapes and discovers how ranchers, farmers and landowners take care of the land.

Dr. Allen Rasmussen, dean of the college, said most of the faculty members were interviewed for the four segments that will air in season 2 and one for season three. “They even interviewed me,” he said. “Since the faculty had already been interviewed, I just talked about the college in general, sort of a recruiting piece.”

Rasmussen said he was contacted by the show’s host Dr. Larry Butler, an old acquaintance of his, about doing some interviews for the college. “Larry Butler was actually contacted originally by someone who was watching Out on the Land and thought we were a good fit.”

That someone turned out to be Steven “Tio” Kleberg, who not only made the suggestion, but also was the paid sponsor for the non-profit station.

Out on the Land is a 30 minute-long program airing on RFD-TV Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Central Standard Time and again Wednesdays at 8 a.m. In Kingsville, the station is only available on DirecTV channel 345 and Dish Network channel 231. 

To find RFD-TV in your area, enter your zip code at this link -- http://www.rfdtv.com/.

Segments featuring Texas A&M-Kingsville and the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI) begin airing July 9. They are as follows: 

  • Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9 & 10—Episode 15 features the history of Caesar Kleberg in South Texas and the CKWRI, its purpose, research and application on the land. This episode repeats October 8 & 9. 
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, July 16 & 17—Episode 16 features white-tailed deer research and quail research by CKWRI scientists and a landowner’s testimony to its value to the land. This episode repeats Oct. 15 & 16. 
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23 & 24—Episode 17 features the story of the founding of the King Ranch, cooperation with CKWRI, brush management , wildlife survey techniques and wild life enterprises on King Ranch. This episode repeats Oct. 22 & 23. 
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 20 & 21—Episode 21 features South Texas Natives and their goal to re-establish native plants in South Texas, including native plant selection, nursery and field trials, seed production and commercial release for conservation. This episode repeats Nov. 19 & 20. 
  • A fifth episode will air in season three and has not yet been scheduled.  It will feature more from CKWRI scientists, including habitat needs of redhead ducks along the Texas Gulf Coast, bird survey techniques, habitat needs of the ocelot and information from Rasmussen about the college.


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