The College of Agriculture Development Council promotes agriculture and life sciences by supporting students, building networks, and advocating for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Enhancing the Student Experience
Members of the COADC are dedicated to improving educational opportunities for students studying all areas of agriculture and life sciences.
The COADC scholarship matching program offers an extra boost to council member gifts. Available on a first come, first serve basis, the COADC matches members undergraduate scholarship endowments in the amounts of $12,500 and $25,000 for any member that has participated for five or more years in the COADC. The Council has fully-funded more than 80 scholarships with a market value of $4.4 million.
In addition, the COADC regularly aids in funding student organization service projects, professional development programs and judging teams. The Council also provides annual support for the Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy (ANRP) Internship Program.
COADC members represent a wide-range of industries. From lawyers and bankers to ranchers and real estate agents, our members provide expertise across the agriculture and life sciences sector. This network of industry leaders benefits both the COADC members and the Vice Chancellor and Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences as each stay up-to-date on current agricultural, life sciences, and business issues.
Connecting with Dedicated Leaders
The COADC hosts biannual meetings in the fall and spring. The fall meeting coincides with the annual College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Tailgate during a home Aggie Football game, while spring meetings rotate between College Station and other cities around Texas. These meetings provide council members with updates on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife, and Texas A&M University.
Meetings also include exciting social outings and the opportunity to network with influential members of the College and Texas A&M AgriLife, such as the Vice Chancellor and Dean, agency directors and department heads, as well as, fellow industry professionals and current students.
Prospective Member Handout
Interested in joining?
Contact Angel Futrell, alumni and donor relations coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 979-458-9761.