Monthly Archives: December 2012

Mazurkiewicz Visits Poland, Sparks Cross-Cultural Collaboration

By: Mollie Lastovica Jim Mazurkiewicz, Ph.D., Leadership Program Director for the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program, has been fostering relationships with dignitaries in Poland for more than a decade. On Sept. 24. Mazurkiewicz was recognized for his contributions when he was awarded the Polish Medal of Honor from the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region. His most recent collaboration, a business and academic trip to the country in September, has opened doors to many future collaborative projects between the European country and Texas A&M University. “My professional relationship with Poland developed through… Read More →

Agriculture Advocates Receive National Exposure

By: Mollie Lastovica Educating the public, promoting agriculture and standing up for farmers and ranchers across the nation, the I Love Farmers organization represents a culmination of efforts among young agricultural advocates everywhere and students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications at Texas A&M are contributing to the nationwide mission of spreading their love for American agriculture. “The goal of I Love Farmers is simple,” said Anthony Pannone, I Love Farmers Board Member and ALEC graduate student. “To engage people in conversation about American Agriculture—we… Read More →

Agricultural Communications and Journalism Students Submit Photos for Facebook Contest

Sixteen agricultural communications and journalism students who were enrolled in AGCJ 308, Agricultural Photography, during the fall semester are now displaying their work via social media as part of the 2012 AGCJ 308 Photography contest. The contest, which is taking place on the ALEC Department’s Facebook page, features an album of five photos from each student’s collection. The student whose album receives the most likes will be recognized as a winner and the student whose individual photo receives the most likes will also be awarded. Students who participated… Read More →

FAST Hosts Aggiefest Invitation Leadership Development Event

By: Mollie Lastovica Over 300 FFA members from over 20 schools across the state met in College Station on Nov. 3 for the Aggiefest Invitational Leadership Development Event. Hosted by the Future Agricultural Science Teachers organization, the Aggiefest contest is open to all Texas FFA Chapters and gives students the chance to prepare for their quiz, creed speaking, radio broadcasting, public relations, chapter conducting, agricultural issues and job interview contests. “The FAST organization gets the opportunity to help current FFA students by giving them feedback that they can… Read More →

Texas A&M Alumnus Joins Extension as Software Engineer

By: Mollie Lastovica Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Cory Phillips as a software engineer. Phillips graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in nuclear engineering. “I first heard about this position from someone who already works here and the job description greatly interested me,” Phillips said. Phillips will work on the development side of software and brings industry experience as a former applications and web developer. “It is my job to develop user interface functionality for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, specifically the Texas Extension Accountability System,”… Read More →