Welcome week activities were in full swing. Watch our first day recap video below.
The King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management (KRIRM) at Texas A&M-Kingsville hosts Lectureship
The King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management (KRIRM) at Texas A&M-Kingsville hosted a lectureship last week on August 13-16 at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Center. The event, John B. Armstrong Lectureship on Systems Thinking, attracted 48 ranching stakeholders from 14 states. Attendees learned about the concept of systems thinking, which teaches ranchers and landowners to evaluate complex problems by looking at the big picture of the ranching operation and how each component works with one another. In attendance at this lectureship was the third class of the KRIRM Excellence in Ag Leadership Program, in partnership with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. The event kicked off their one-year distance learning education with KRIRM, which will train them to be exceptional leaders in the ranching industry.
The third cohort of the KRIRM Excellence in Ag Leadership Program includes nine individuals from seven states, and five KRIRM ranch management graduate students.
: The systems thinking lectureship attracted nearly 50 ranchers from 14 states to Kingsville. Group work is an opportunity for attendees to network and discuss the most pressing issues facing today’s ranches with a systems thinking perspective.
The lectureship also welcomes the incoming KRIRM ranch management graduate students and is the official start to the year for the students in the only ranch management master’s program in the world. From left to right: Zane Herrin, Joe Glascock, John Olsen, Chance Muehlstein, and Tyler Gardner.
Rec Center Shows Off New Updates
The Student Recreation Center at Texas A&M-Kingsville made renovations and improvements during summer 2018.
Have you seen the changes to the Rec Center? More lifting stations, new equipment, new look—check it out!