Category Archives: #Students @ #TAMU

The Borlaug Institute Welcomes 2Seeds Network

The Borlaug Institute invites you on Friday, April 25 to join us as we welcome Amy Baker, executive director of the 2Seeds Network – a non-profit that recruits new graduates for development work in Africa. Baker, in the latest installment of the Borlaug Institute 2014 Seminar Series, will discuss human capital development in agricultural and economic development – building competence and connections in-country for facing challenges when NGOs leave. The lecture will take place April 25 from 12pm-1pm at Texas A&M University, West Campus, Agriculture & Life Sciences… Read More →

Video: Heifer International CEO discusses opportunities, initiatives

In his seminar lecture, recorded November 14, 2013 at Texas A&M University, Pierre Ferrari, CEO of philanthropic and international development organization Heifer International, reviews Heifer’s initiatives and the collaborations that allow the organization to continue its fight against global hunger and poverty. We join the video as Dr. Linda Cleboski, the Borlaug Institute’s associate director for program implementation, introduces Ferrari by reviewing select aspects of his career in development. College Station, TX TV station KBTX covers Ferrari’s lecture and Heifer International The Borlaug Institute Seminar Series is a… Read More →

Dominican Republic: Nutrition with Kids in the Garden

By TAYLOR WHITTLESEY | The Borlaug Institute We all start laughing. Our hands are covered in dirt but the final product was well worth it. We sat down to survey our creations and smile. The bottle gardens of Cajuil fruit look beautiful. With the feeling of satisfaction still lingering, the kids pick up their bottle gardens to take them home. I smile; we actually did this. My trip to the Dominican Republic began mid May with a small group of students and friends from Texas A&M University to… Read More →

Video: Renowned desert researcher Mary Seely reviews her work with Gobabeb Research and Training Center, Texas A&M

Please join the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture Oct. 25 as we welcome renowned desert researcher Dr. Mary Seely for the next installment of our 2013 seminar series. Dr. Mary Seely, the 2013 recipient of the Farouk El-Baz Award for Desert Research, is a current board member and former director of the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre of Walvis Bay, Namibia, Africa. In her seminar lecture, recorded Oct. 25, 2013, Seely reviews initiatives of Gobabeb as well as her own research and its implications. She highlights the role… Read More →

Borlaug Institute student staffers prepare for global international development contest

  By GABRIEL SALDANA | The Borlaug Institute | COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — The local community could serve as host to a new incubator for youth agricultural exploration if a group of four Texas A&M students – three of whom are staff of the Borlaug Institute – sees success in an annual global competition. The students are members of Team Green Eggs & Ham, one of about 70 teams competing in the annual Thought For Food Challenge. The contest is open to university students from across the… Read More →

Student internship opportunity offered abroad by Nicaraguan NGO

By GABRIEL SALDAÑA | The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture Contact Ana Monzon for information: NICARAGUA – An internship program now offered in Nicaragua will provide university students with hands-on experience on the business side of global development. The student internships are offered through Nicaragua’s PAC – an acronym for the organization’s Spanish name translating to The Township Community Action Association. Internship opportunities will be offered in the summer and fall of 2013; term lengths will vary between one month and six months. Students participating in the… Read More →

Texas A&M faculty to discuss student internship opportunities

Please join the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture on Thursday, March 7, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. as we welcome Dr. Linda Cleboski and Dr. Manuel Pina. The global development experts will discuss student internship opportunities with the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture.  The Seminar will take place in AGLS Room 129 . E-mail for information.  

Borlaug Institute experts join panel lecture on program management

  By GABRIEL SALDAÑA | The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture COLLEGE STATION, TX (Feb. 27, 2013) — Smooth-running programs require attention to detail, and there are myriad details to consider. That was the message delivered by doctors Linda Cleboski and Mike McWhorter of the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture on Wednesday as they joined a panel of six other expert presenters to outline the ins and outs of managing agriculture development, extension and research programs. The talks were part of a five-hour session of Dr. Manuel Pina’s… Read More →

Thought for Food Challenge: an opportunity for A&M students to help alleviate global hunger

By GABRIEL SALDANA | BERLIN, GERMANY — Student teams from universities across the globe in March will submit original plans for helping to feed billions of the world’s hungry. Five teams will be selected to present their plans in Berlin, Germany; two will win funding to put their plans into action. The Thought for Food Challenge, an annual, international university student contest, will begin accepting team registrations and assigning “missions” on March 18. The global challenge is broken down into two rounds seeking the best “out of the… Read More →

Opportunity for Students in China

Are you a student? Do you want to study abroad? Are you interested in horticulture? Dr. Gu leads a study abroad trip to China that explores vegetable, fruit, and flower production and also allows participants to view various sustainable practices employed there.  Contact Dr. Gu at, and look at the promotional video and blog page to get more information and hear other students’ experiences.