Most of the faculty from the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will be featured on several segments of the show Out on the Land on the national cable network RFD-TV.
Out on the Land explores American landscapes and discovers how ranchers, farmers and landowners take care of the land.
Dr. Allen Rasmussen, dean of the college, said most of the faculty members were interviewed for the four segments that will air in season 2 and one for season three. “They even interviewed me,” he said. “Since the faculty had already been interviewed, I just talked about the college in general, sort of a recruiting piece.”
Rasmussen said he was contacted by the show’s host Dr. Larry Butler, an old acquaintance of his, about doing some interviews for the college. “Larry Butler was actually contacted originally by someone who was watching Out on the Land and thought we were a good fit.”
That someone turned out to be Steven “Tio” Kleberg, who not only made the suggestion, but also was the paid sponsor for the non-profit station.
Out on the Land is a 30 minute-long program airing on RFD-TV Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Central Standard Time and again Wednesdays at 8 a.m. In Kingsville, the station is only available on DirecTV channel 345 and Dish Network channel 231.
Segments featuring Texas A&M-Kingsville and the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI) begin airing July 9. They are as follows:
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9 & 10—Episode 15 features the history of Caesar Kleberg in South Texas and the CKWRI, its purpose, research and application on the land. This episode repeats October 8 & 9.