Archive for October, 2013

Department of Agricultural Economics,

I have two employment opportunities at the Texas General Land Office.  The positions are for review appraiser/appraiser located at our office in Austin, Texas.  All necessary website and links are outlined below.  Closing date on these positions is November 12, 2013.  Interested parties may contact me or anyone in our Human Resources department if they have any questions.  My contact information is below.  Thanks again – Mark ’81

Mark A. McAnally, MAI, ARA
Chief Appraiser
512-463-5231 (Office)
512-968-2661 (Cell)

A new position has been posted in Professional Services. The position, Appraiser I (two positions available), B17, can be viewed on our website at  http://www.glo.texas.gov/GLO/glo-jobs/index.html.  Interested applicants must register with the Texas Workforce Commission’s Work in Texas website, www.workintexas.com, to apply. The Texas General Land Office no longer accepts applications directly, but rather only through the Work in Texas website. Once on the site, applicants will be directed to complete a State of Texas application. The position number on www.workintexas.com is 2726197.



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Cargill Global Scholars Program


Cargill has launched the 2013-2014 application cycle of the Cargill Global Scholars Program.  Current first and second year undergraduates enrolled at Texas A&M who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement, leadership potential and are studying in the field of Economics are encouraged to apply.


To learn more, visit: www.cargillglobalscholars.com



Cargill Global Scholars Program

Institute of International Education (IIE)

cargillglobalscholars@iie.org | www.iie.org

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Electronic Internship Flyer
AgCareers.com is excited to bring you internship opportunities currently available on our website from our valued partners! In order to apply to these internships you do not have to be a member of AgCareers.com. Simply click on the corresponding link with each company bio, you’ll be directed to a listing of current listings from that company. Within that list you’ll find internship openings, click the title to view the internship, then use ‘Apply to This Position’ to send your resume!

CHS CHS – CHS is a diversified energy, grains and foods company committed to providing the essential resources that enrich lives around the world. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, livestock feed, grain, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions, including insurance, financial and risk management services.
Current Opportunities
Dupoint DuPont Pioneer – DuPont Pioneer is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics to farmers worldwide. With headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, DuPont Pioneer develops, produces and markets a full line of top-quality seeds and forage and grain additives and provides services to customers in nearly 90 countries.
Current Opportunities
Mon Monsanto -Who is Monsanto? They’re one of the world’s leading agricultural technology companies. They’re a company committed to innovation, focused on working with farmers to help them produce more with less natural resources, and they offer exceptional careers.
Current Opportunities
BASF BASF – BASF, The Chemical Company, is a Fortune 100 chemical company dedicated to making products that make their customers’ products better. At BASF, they make careers better, too — with outstanding career advancement opportunities, unique training and development programs, and a stable supportive, collaborative environment.
Current Opportunities
prime_logo Prima Tech –Prima Tech specializes in developing and marketing durable reliable animal health applicators. The team is skilled in designing, producing and marketing applicators that focus on the needs of the end user.
Current Opportunities
BUNGE Bunge – Bunge, a world leader in agribusiness and food products, is an international company. They embrace a decentralized approach to management, which empowers their local workforce to capitalize on opportunities and build valuable connections within their own communities.
Current Opportunities
AG AgCareers.com – AgCareers.com is dedicated to bringing together employers and job seekers through a targeted, online job board, with more than 4,000 new jobs posted each month from agribusiness companies across the world. More than 10,000 applicants apply to jobs each month. The site services companies throughout North America and Australia in all sectors of the industry.
Current Opportunities

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In Washington DC today, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and the University of Wisconsin-Madison announced the launch of the 2014 Agricultural Innovation Prize in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture.

The competition is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students across all academic disciplines and runs through spring 2014, when teams will compete for the chance to win $215,000 in prize money, with a grand prize of $100,000; making this the largest agriculture-focused student competition in the world.

The contest encourages student teams to develop innovative plans to address social and agricultural challenges within food systems, improving the standard of living and quality of life for the world’s population.

To download the press release, please visit this page:

Additional information is available on our website, http://agprize.com

We are very happy to answer any questions, or follow-up with you about this new and exciting opportunity for students.

Many Thanks,
David LeZaks, Chris Meyer and the Agricultural Innovation Prize team @ the University of Wisconsin – Madison

David LeZaks, PhD
Managing Scientist
Knowledge Systems for Sustainability (KSS)
University of Wisconsin – Madison
248-444-3040 (cell)

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Howdy! I sent an email earlier this week about some upcoming career development events for our students. Please remind your students about the LinkedIn/Interviewing/Salary Negotiation Workshop on October 16th at 5:30 in 113 AGLS. Also, please let your students know that they will have the opportunity to have their photo taken for their LinkedIn profile at this event. We found that many students don’t have a professional photo for their profile and we think this event will be a great opportunity for students to get that taken care of! We will start taking photos around 5:15 and will take as many as we can before the event. We will finish taking photos after the event.

Thank you for passing this along! 

Jennifer Ann Smith ’11, M.S. | Career Coordinator
Career Center | College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Texas A&M University | 2402 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-1234
p: (979) 845-5139 | f: (979) 845-2979
jas11@tamu.edu | http://hireaggies.com | http://AgLifeSciences.tamu.edu

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New Family Welcome is quickly approaching! New Family Welcome, October 25th-26th, is an opportunity for family members of new Aggies (freshman and transfer students) to experience Aggieland’s unique traditions first hand. During this weekend families will have the opportunity to attend a Dessert Social, Midnight Yell, a Gameday BBQ, and attend the Texas A&M vs. Vanderbilt football game, or our Game Watching Party!

Throughout the course of the weekend, we will see over 600 families on campus. As you interact with these families we appreciate you giving them a warm “Howdy” and welcoming them to Aggieland. If you encounter any questions from families regarding this event please feel free to direct them to New Student & Family Programs at 979.845.5826 or aggiefamilies@tamu.edu, or the New Family Welcome website (http://studentlife.tamu.edu/nfw).

We appreciate support as we welcome these families to Aggieland!

New Student & Family Programs
Offices of the Dean of Student Life | Texas A&M University Cain Hall C-202 | 1257 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-1257

ph: 979.845.5826 | fax: 979.845.6138 | aggiefamilies@tamu.edu

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About CoBank

CoBank is a $ 90 Billion bank with over 850 Associates and is also one of the best kept secrets in the financial industry. We are a successful and unique bank that plays an important role in the nation’s rural economy. We’re not a retail bank – we don’t take deposits, have branches or offer mortgages, car loans and consumer credit cards. Instead, CoBank provides loans to vital industries throughout rural America – namely agribusiness and rural utilities. We also help some of our agribusiness customers sell their products internationally. It’s an important niche supporting U.S. industries that play a critical role in the national and global economy.

Not only does CoBank – headquartered in Denver and with 13 offices nationwide – serve a unique customer base, we do it using a unique business model. CoBank is a cooperative, which means we’re owned by our customers, and they are involved in the bank’s governance and share in our profits. It’s a system that works. CoBank, the largest financial institution headquartered in Colorado, is strong and stable. During the recent economic downturn and banking crisis, CoBank realized record profits and did not receive any government financing. Our commitment to cooperative principles – coupled with banking best practices – has kept our balance sheet healthy so we can stand by our customers in any economic conditions.

In addition to an unwavering customer focus, our employees are part of the secret of success at CoBank. CoBank has a vibrant, team-oriented and engaged corporate culture, and employees are respected for their experience and expertise. We provide competitive benefits, a generous 401(k) plan and promote a healthy work-life balance. Individual employees also get to direct a donation on behalf of the bank to a charity of their choice. Additionally, CoBank also has a robust environmental strategy and award-winning corporate giving program.

Cooperative. Connected. Committed.

CoBank Internships

The above is a link to flyers with information regarding Internships available in Texas, for information on all available internships please visit:


For more information contact:
Kristine Spano
Senior Corporate Recruiter
5500 S. Quebec St
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Ph: 303-793-2258
Fx: 303-796-1586

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