The spirit of the land-grant institutions is the spirit of service. A major function of any college or university is service to its constituents. In the case of the land-grant colleges this obligation is toward the entire commonwealth. Their attitude in all relationships is one of helpfulness.
Our university and college were founded to help improve people’s daily lives. We honor that land-grant legacy through our core value of selfless service. The students, faculty and staff of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences reach out to people, groups and communities around the world.
The Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy (ANRP) Internship Program is a premier leadership opportunity at Texas A&M University. It allows students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to complete semester-long internships in Washington, Austin and Rome while earning academic credit.
Students learn to understand the policy process through hands-on experience. They see firsthand how a single idea can develop into legislation that impacts their area of interest — production agriculture, wildlife biology, environmental conservation, nutrition, agricultural economics or another area.
Today, student service opportunities go beyond beloved Aggie traditions, sporting events and student activities. Our students engage in service learning, internships, student organizations and study abroad programs. These experiences help their communities and prepare them to be leaders on the global stage.
Many of our 400+ faculty are world-renowned leaders in their disciplines. In addition to being excellent researchers and teachers, they advance their academic fields through service.
They serve on boards and committees for national and international research organizations. They serve as editors of peer-reviewed journals, speak to audiences far and wide and advise government officials on special issues related to agriculture, natural resources and life and health issues. Their work inspires new generations of academics and helps shape the meaningful dialogue in their fields of expertise.
With more than 60 clubs and organizations within the College, students will find a variety of opportunities to grow professionally and meet friends with common interests. They gain additional skills with professional clubs such as livestock judging teams or Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow. They represent the College to prospective students through our many Aggie Reps programs or get to know the community through a service organization. There’s something for everyone.
Our faculty, students and staff are involved in livestock shows, the World Food Prize Youth Institute and 4-H Round Up, among many other programs. These agriculture-related activities are a wonderful way to ignite the imaginations of young people.
By engaging young people, we prepare them to become leaders in feeding our world, protecting our environment, improving our health and growing our economy. We prepare them to enrich the lives of future generations.