5 Holiday Gift Ideas: Texas Agriculture Edition

5 Holiday Gift Ideas: Texas Agriculture Edition

If you are looking for a unique holiday gift to give this season, then check out these ideas offered through Texas A&M AgriLife

These gift ideas reflect the one-of-a-kind Texas A&M University culture. Furthermore, they pay homage to the university’s agricultural roots and help fulfill the Texas A&M AgriLife mission to improve the quality of life for all Texans.

Botanical prints

5 Holiday Gift Ideas: Texas Agriculture Edition

The S.M. Tracy Herbarium in the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences sells beautiful, framed plant specimen prints. The proceeds from these prints raise funds for programming, field excursions, research and outreach. Additionally, students from Texas A&M photographed and edited the prints. Purchase at https://tx.ag/tracyHerbarium.

12th Man Coffee

Three bags of 12th Man Coffee roasts sit upright in between two fake Christmas trees

The Center for Coffee Research and Education — a program of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture — developed a 12th Man Coffee project. The project offers a Texas A&M-branded medium-roast “12th Man Coffee,” medium-dark roast “Midnight Yell” and light-roast “Howdy Blend.” The coffee is available in the Bryan-College Station area at H-E-B, Brookshire Brothers and the Stella Hotel. You may also purchase the coffee at select H-E-B stores in Houston.

Dinner Tonight Essentials cookbook

The Dinner Tonight Essentials cookbook is standing upright next to two fake Christmas trees

The Dinner Tonight Essentials Cookbook, a product of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has more than 100 easy-to-prepare recipes. These recipes boast a minimum of 10% of the recommended daily value of one or more nutrients often lacking in the American diet. The recipes limit saturated fat and sodium and do not require unique equipment, hard-to-find ingredients or professional culinary skills. Additionally, the cookbook also includes tips on food safety, food storage, kitchen staples and measurement conversions. Order through AgriLife Learn with the product code IPHI-PU-004.

Furthermore, a variety of Texas A&M AgriLife-related clothing items, publications and specialty merchandise are also available through AgriLife Learn.   

Texas Aggie Brand Beef Jerky

A bag of Texas-sourced beef jerky sits next to a pile of beef jerky and a small, fake Christmas tree

The Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Department of Animal Science developed Texas Aggie Brand Beef Jerky in Animal Science 307 laboratories. Available for purchase in person on the main Texas A&M campus or online at https://beefjerky.tamu.edu/order-now/, the jerky is an Aggie favorite and has even received national recognition in the New York Times. For more information, go to http://beefjerky.tamu.edu/.

Aggie Honey

Two clear jars of Texas wildflower honey sit next two two small Christmas trees

The wildflower honey labeled “Aggie Honey” offered to the public in 1-pound jars comes from the Department of Entomology’s apiary at the Texas A&M Janice and John G. Thomas Honey Bee Facility. Because the honey is only harvested during the summer, it is sold in limited quantities. You can purchase the honey at the Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center on the Texas A&M campus. Additionally, you may request via email to jrangel@ag.tamu.edu.

(Photos by Laura McKenzie and Courtney Sacco/Texas A&M AgriLife Marketing and Communications)

Paul is a communications and media relations specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Communications. Based in San Antonio, Paul is responsible for writing advances, news releases and feature stories for Texas A&M AgriLife agencies, as well as providing any media relations support needed.