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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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Graduate and Professional School Day

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Public Lecture on Food Policy and Trade

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Just a reminder that the April 28 deadline for the Future Leaders Forum is just around the corner. The Forum is hosted by the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) June 2-4 in Washington, DC. The Forum includes participation in AIARD’s annual conference as well as a day and a half of visits to agencies, companies and organizations (e.g. USAID, USDA-FAS & NIFA, World Bank, Peace Corps, UN/FAO, Chemonics, DAI, ACDI VOCA, Millennium Challenge Corporation) engaged in international agriculture and rural development.

If you’re thinking of a career in the field of international agriculture, this is an excellent opportunity to meet some of the major players. The application can be found at http://aiardregistration.weebly.com/future-leaders-forum-application.html.

Cathryn A. Clement, M.A.
Coordinator for International Academic Programs
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and
Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture
Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and

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Join us for the “U.S. Agricultural Policy in a Global Context” Conference
on April 9, 2013 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center in College Station, Texas!

To register for this FREE conference please go to http://afcerc.tamu.edu/outreach/APGCC_2013.html.

How does U.S. agricultural and food policy affect markets not only at home but across the globe? How other countries’ policies affect our own markets and our ability to maintain a viable food system?

Debated and forged in a uniquely American process every few years, U.S. agricultural policy impacts markets and the profitability of farming and the cost of food not only in this country but around the world. As we head into the debate on the next farm bill, both domestic and foreign pressures to reform U.S. agricultural policy in widely diverging ways are rapidly building. Can we craft a new farm bill that meets domestic needs while complying with our obligations under WTO? What aspects of the growing number of proposals to reform U.S. farm policy are likely to face challenges from Brazil, the European Union, China and other countries whose markets are tied increasingly closer to ours? How do the prolific agricultural policies of those countries affect our markets and inhibit our own ability to set policies that will effectively meet their goals? Distinguished U.S. and foreign experts on U.S. and global agricultural policies will debate the global context of U.S. agricultural policies in this important conference.

Tentative Program (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Morning Session:
• Welcome: Dr. Mark Hussey, Vice Chancellor and Dean
• U.S. Agricultural Policy Update: Dr. Joe Outlaw, Co-Director, Agriculture and Food Policy Center
• International Perspectives on U.S. Agricultural Policy: Dr. Silvia Miranda, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Dr. Bruno Guermonprez, Catholic University of Lille, France; Dr. Pei Guo, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

• Lunch – Free to conference registrants

Afternoon Session:
• U.S. Agriculture perspectives on U.S. Agricultural Policy: Invited representatives of U.S. producer associations
• Panel Discussion on the Global Dimensions of U.S. Agricultural Policy: International speakers, representatives of U.S. producers groups, Dr. Joe Outlaw

For more information please go to http://afcerc.tamu.edu/outreach/APGCC_2013.html

Everyone is welcome so please share this email with anyone who would have an interest in the conference.

Sponsored By:
Agribusiness, Food, and Consumer Economics Research Center
Agricultural and Food Policy Center
Department of Agricultural Economics
Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Texas A&M University

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Greetings From Texas A&M’s Student Research Week Committee,

For 14 years, Texas A&M has hosted its very own student research conference. Every year, the majority of an entire week is devoted to Texas A&M’s undergraduate and graduate students, allowing and encouraging students to showcase their research through both poster and oral presentations. Student Research Week 2012 set all time records with its number of participants including 212 undergraduate students and 363 graduate students. Of those 575 participants, 152 represented your college. This year, with your help, the Student Research Committee plans to break 2012’s records with even more participants.

As you know, conferences are comprised of both participants AND judges. Your help comes into play in both of these areas. First and foremost, please encourage both your undergraduate and graduate students to participate in this wonderful opportunity. There is no fee to participate, and the experiences gained are priceless! Secondly, we need you to help judge the participants. Judges are very important to the success of Student Research Week for you are the ones who can help improve the students’ presentations. Also, graduate students as well as industry professionals are encouraged to judge; so, help us spread the word!

Please see the attached form, and feel free to distribute it throughout your college.

Sign-up for both participating and judging can be done online now at srw.tamu.edu
Deadline for registration is March 4, 2013
Student Research Week 2013 is March 25 – 29 and is located in the MSC.
Questions about SRW or Judging? Contact Rejeana Gvillo: dsl-srw-judges@studentlife.tamu.edu

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National 4-H Council is helping Canada 4-H find participants for the 2013 Youth Ag-Summit that will focus around the theme of “Feeding a Hungry Planet.” In August 2013, 120 young leaders, ages 18-25, from around the world will gather in Calgary, Canada to find solutions to these issues as the global population approaches 9,000,000,000 people. The Summit program will include keynote speakers, group discussions and collaborations, educational tours and celebrations.


Submissions are now open for U.S. youth to send in their perspective on how to identify agriculturally sustainable solutions to feeding a growing world. This trip is all expenses paid if selected as a delegate. This application is open to all youth/ag organizations, not just 4-H. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2013. Please see the attached document for more information and visit the website: http://youthagsummit.com/learn to learn more.

National 4-H Attachment

I thought since this is open to any youth, not just 4-H, you might want to pass this along thru your organizations, especially the Ag Day participants. Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions!




Julie Conn

Account Manager, Cause & Retail Partnerships National 4-H Council

7100 Connecticut Avenue

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

p: 301.961.2819/ f: 301.961.2894


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