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Texas A&M-Kingsville students place at Texas Section of the Society for Range Management competition

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Students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources picked up a series of honors at the Texas Section of the Society for Range Management Annual meeting in Denton, Texas.


In the Plant ID competition, Team 1 took first place, with students Peter Cole, Josh Allison, Nadia Castanon and Carolina Munoz making up the team. Team 2 in placed third with Shanna Gleason, Andres Rosales, Meghan Anderson and Jack Davison rounding out the team.


Students Peter Cole and Joshua Alison placed first and second, respectively, in the Individual Plant Id competition.


Don Pendleton Memorial Student Awards in the graduate oral presentation category include Katie Pennartz in first place, Lori Massey in second place and Dakota Moberg in third place. In the graduate poster category, Dr. Silverio Avila placed first, Molly O'Brien placed in second and Dr. Edward Rhodes placed in third.


Forrest Fay, who is pursuing his master’s in Range and Wildlife Management at Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, placed first in the 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) competition.


The theme of the meeting was “Rangelands: Why Should We Care?” according to the organization’s website. Organizers stated the title is designed to show why efforts to care for rangelands matters to those who steward grazing lands and rangelands in Texas. Attendees were also able to tour the G-C Ranch in Rosston, Texas and learn how the ranch’s Ellis family sustainably produces beef products, and visited the Dixon Water Foundation to find out more “about multi-species grazing and regenerative land management.”

Category: General Univ , Ag/Env & Wildlife Sci

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