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College Highlights

February 2020

Texas A&M-Kingsville Students and Faculty earn awards at Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society competition

 January 2020

 2020 Spring Faculty & Staff College Meeting


December 2019


First-ever Photographic Guide for South Texas Sand Sheet Vegetation Now Available


November 2019

 Veterinary Technology program assists Texas State Aquarium with surgery on Green Sea Turtles

 VetTech Turtles

September 2019

Texas A&M-Kingsville receives $5 million from NSF to establish Sustainable Water Use center

Texas Native Seeds receives $2 million in support of continued work

August 2019

King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management - receives $19 million gift.

King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management hosted the John B. Armstrong Lectureship on Systems Thinking in Ranching, August 12-15th.

July 2019

USDA-NRCS Student Summer Program - Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources together with the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

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May 2019

Kelley Wood earns the 1st Wildlife Photography Certificate

Kelley Wood

South Texas Native Seeds led by Forrest Smith in Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute receive the Texas Environmental Excellence Award by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

South Texas Natives


April 2019

Agriculture Mechanics Show


TAMUK Rodeo Team wins the Calf Scramble at the 2019 Buc Days Rodeo.

TAMUK Rodeo Team


The soils team in the Department of Agriculture, Agribusiness, and Environmental Sciences place in the Top 10 in a Team Soil Pit Competition at California Polytechnic State University.  Read the news article about Soils Team.

 TAMUK Soils Team


Dr. Michael Tewes on Ocelot Reserve. >>Read more.

Dr. Michael Tewes


March 2019

Texas A&M University - Kingsville (TAMUK) Rangeland Management and Ecology Program receives initial accreditation by the Society for Range Management (SRM).


2019 Ag Olympics


From Path to Plate >> Learn more in the video below.


 Texas Native Seeds receives the 2019 Texas Environmental Excellence Award


The King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management hosted 48 ranchers at the Managing Farm and Ranch Employees lectureship in Kissimmee, Florida, February 21-22, 2019. This lectureship was held in partnership with the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation.



Two faculty members received major awards. Dr. David B. Wester, professor, received the Educator of the Year award and Dr. Bart Ballard, professor and C. Berdon and Rolannette Lawrence Endowed Chair in Waterfowl Research, was made an Honorary Life Member.  >>Read more.



February 2019

Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society, 73rd Annual Meeting. Read More.


Citrus Center Winter Festival

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  Queen Citrianna, Victoria Silva  John Watson (Citrus Center Farm Superintendent)
     with visitors

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Dr. Veronica Ancona, explaining how to recognize; Visitors sampling new varieties
; and control citrus diseases


King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management - Preserve America's Ranching Heritage


Dr. Alfonso "Poncho" Ortega's new book entitled: Wildlife Ecology and Management in Mexico >>read more



King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management - Ranch Management Graduate Student Networking Opportunities


Recruiting future Javelinas!

Skidmore-Tynan High School on Campus


Tuloso-Midway Career Day, Gregory-Portland

Dean, Dr. Shad Nelson recruiting for the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences and Dean, Dr. Natalya Delcoure recruiting for the College of Business Administration.


January 2019

TAMUK's student chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America received the Chapter of the Year Award


Citrus Center Winter Festival


Spring 2019 College Meeting Presentation

Agriculture, Agribusiness, and Environmental Sciences students gain valuable career experience through USDA partnerships >>> Read article in the Ag Mag


December 2018

Dr. Randall Williams named Regents Professor

Texas Hispanic Farmer and Rancher Conference

Processed Meats Product Show

Texas A&M AgriLife Research Vegetable Field Day


November 2018

Dr. Mani Skaria - Citrus scientist providing faster-growing citrus trees with micro-budding

USDA-NRCS Soil Scientists Prepares Students for Regional Soils Contest

2018 BBQ Cook-Off Winners


October 2018

Citrus Center Honors Dr. Steven Tallant for his Outstanding Leadership and Support

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Wildlife Photography Classes

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Making a Difference through (NIFA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture


King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management - Horse Program Success Symposium


TAMUK Soil Judging Team takes 1st Place Team Competition and 3rd Place Overall


Vet Tech Week


September 2018

USDA Student Internship Presentation


August 2018

Fall 2018 College Meeting Presentation


July 2018

Iliana Rodriguez, former student, spent "Two Months in Uganda Inspire 25 Reasons to Return."

May 2018

Drs. Tanner Machado and Rick Machen hosted the Texas Beef Council's Pasture to Plate Program Event.

Veterinary Technology Pinning Ceremony - Seventeen veterinary technology students received commemorative pins during the first annual Veterinary Technology (VETT) Oath Ceremony and Reception on Friday, May 18th.  Watch video below:


Foundation Announces the John M. Howard Agricultural Science Scholarship Endowment


Yolanda Ballard, Assistant Director of Administration for the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute was given the "Bringer of Light" award.


April 2018

2018 A&M-Kingsville Junior Agricultural Mechanics Show


2018 Marc Cisneros Center for Young Children Easter Egg Hunt

Dr. Ben Turner in collaborative research with partners in New Mexico on Effects of Climate Change on Communally Managed Water Systems Softened by Shared Effort

Dr. Steven "Boot" Chumbley and Ag Mechanics help Boy Scouts earn welding merit badges.


February 2018

George Chavarria with Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture during the 'National Ag Day' celebration held at the USDA building in Washington, DC

72nd Annual Subtropical Agriculture and Environments Society Meeting at Rio Farms, Inc. in Monte Alto, TX, February 9th

TAMUK Wildlife Society receives award from the National Wild Turkey Federation, as Best New Chapter.  This award has never been received by other universities.


January 2018

King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management, at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has only masters program for Ranch Management in the world.  Watch KRIS 6 News report below:


Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and Texas Natives receive grant money for Monarch Butterfly and Native Plant Habitat Restoration Project

King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management received grant money for student scholarships

Dr. Kathleen Rees, President of the Textiles and Apparel Programs Accreditation Commission (TAPAC).  Fashion Merchandising program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville holds distinction of being very first program in the nation to become an Affiliate Member of TAPAC.

Spring 2018 College Meeting Presentation


November 2017

Dr. Bart Ballard winner of the 2017 Conservation & Environmental Stewardship Award

Dr. Bart Ballard and Ph.D. student, Jay VonBank are collaborating with the University of Missouri on research on greater white-fronted geese.

October 2017

Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Range and Wildlife Society team takes 5th Place in International Quiz Bowl

Texas A&M University-Kingsville signs Memorandum of Agreement with Texas A&M University Vet School

Wildlife Society helping clean up efforts in Refugio

September 2017

Drs. Shad Nelson and Benjamin Turner (pictured below) travel to Israel and Jordan to attend the International Arid Lands Consortium.  Official bio on His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talai


CARACAL Summary Report - Texas A&M University-Kingsville 2017 Interns: Claire McReynolds, Taylor Shirley, and Sarah Garza

August 2017

Fall 2017 College Meeting Presentation

USDA Weekly Update featuring Jaclyn Robles and Taylor Shedd

Dr. Lenny Brennan honored by quail group for quail science achievements


June 2017

$1 million endowment honoring Mr. Clarence F. "Dick" Schendel


Human Sciences, Fashion Merchandising ranking #46 Nationally


Central/South Texas Beef Council visits Texas A&M Kingsville meats lab - see video below.


May 2017

TAMU-K Citrus Center 2017 Texas Environmental Excellence Award Winner

March 2017

TAMU-K Citrus Center - Texas Project for Ag Water Efficiency: Citrus

Texas A&M-Kingsville Wildlife Society brings home trophy number 13

Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute Annual Deer Associates Program held March 3, 2017

February 2017

Dr. Fred C. Bryant receives the Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award

Javelina Rodeo Team Hosts College Championship Rodeo - See KIII-TV 3 link

Dr. David Hewitt, Named Director of the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute

January 2017

USDA Announces $8.8 million Available to Support Agriculture Programs at Hispanic Serving Institutions

Spring 2017 College Meeting

November 2016

Human Sciences Department, Family and Consumer Sciences Program ranked 14th among 50 programs in the nation.

Dr. Scott Henke received Student Chapter Advisor of the Year award

Dr. Fred Bryant and Stephen "Tio" Kleberg to be inducted into 2017 Texas Conservation Hall of Fame

October 2016

Dr. Mamoudou Setamou, featured on the cover of J. Economic Entomology.

Dr. Leonard Brennan, Honored as Fellow of Ornithologist's Union (AOU)

Funding Announcement for Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute

August 2016

Fall 2016 College Meeting Presentation


USDA Directors Visit Texas A&M University-Kingsville Citrus Center


Rising Star Recipient Dr. Veronica Ancona-Contreras

Morgan Rosenbaum, first veterinary technician intern in Fossil Rim Wildlife Center


Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) relationship with TAMU-K students and STEP UP Program (See YouTube video below) 

April 2016

CKWRI receives the Conservation and Stewardship Award

Listen to an MP3 of the "Texas Wildlife Radio Show"

March 2016

Drs. Allen Rasmussen and David Wester win rangeland awards

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Dr. Fidel Hernandez to receive Professional Conservationist of the Year Award

Wildlife Society receives Chapter of the Year award

February 2016

Dr. Allen Rasmussen receives Fellow Award from the Society of Range Management

Javelina Rodeo Team Host College Championship Rodeo


January 2016

Spring 2016 College Meeting Presentation


December 2015

Dr. Randall Williams, Recipient of the 2015 Chancellor's Academy of Teacher Educators Award


November 2015

Wildlife Society wins Outstanding Chapter in North America award


August 2015

Fall 2015 College Meeting Presentation

June 2015

Regents Professor Dr. Steven Lukefahr assists in rebuilding rabbit farms destroyed in Nepal tremor

May 2015

Faculty and Staff Receive End-of-Year Recognitions


March 2015

Dr. Shad D. Nelson, receives the 2015 Blue Legacy Award in Agriculture, by Texas State Water Conservation Advisory Council.

February 2015

Dr. Greta Schuster, receives the 2014 Chancellor's Academy of Teacher Educators award.

Congratulations to Onelisa Garza! She has been selected by the USDA to attend the 2015 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum through the Student Diversity Program.  She is one of 30 students funded to attend and participate at the Forum and in Student Diversity Program activities, which all takes place on February 17-20, 2015 in Crystal City, VA.


January 2015

Spring 2015 College Meeting Presentation


October 2014

Dr. Timothy Fulbright receives the Charles Weddie Award at the Native Plant Society of Texas Annual Awards Banquet.


March 2014

Dr. Fidel Hernandez named 2014 Fulbright Scholar


February 2014

Citrus Center team members receive USDA Administrator's Award

Wildlife Society students and faculty bring home awards from state meeting


August 2013

Fall 2013 College Meeting Presentation

July 2013

Dr. Seung Bong Ko has garment accepted for the 104th Annual Conference contest

Willey, Scott A., K.J. Matheney, L.W. Pierce, P.W. Shackelford, and R.H. Williams. 2013. An Analysis of the Multi-County New Land Owner Educational Program with a Primary Focus on Weed and Brush Control/Soil Fertility Concerning Adoption of Best Management Practices, Environmental and Economic Impacts.  Texas County Agricultural Agents Association Meeting. Horseshoe Bay, Marble Falls, TX. July 28-31, 2013. 1stPlace Poster Contest Winner.  Read more>>

June 2013

Fashion Merchandising program puts Texas A&M-Kingsville in top rankings

May 2013

Dr. Randall Williams receives the 2013 Prestigious Piper Professor Award from the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation

February 2013

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