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The Agriculturist

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Fall of 2012

Staff Photo Front Row, left to right: Danielle White, Katelyn Karney, Landon Nauert, Jessica Lopez, Kelsey Reed, Macy Begley, Mackenzie May, Jordan Shaw, Austin Zimmer Middle Row: Laura Martin, Taylor McQueen, Sarah Calhoun, Kendra Baker, Casi Herber, Karah duMaire, Berkley Iden, Parker Morrow, Troy Tarpley, Audra Graves, Mai Lee Holmes, Neal Barton Back Row: David Doerfert, Courtney Gibson, Trisha Williams, Allie Spivey, Ben Hays, Sarah Wilson, Brittany Boxwell, Kylie Mills, Abrian Harris, Kaitlyn Hale, Kellye Gonzales, Katy Lawson. Individual and group photos provided by Savant Photography.


A Note from the Editor

Growing up close to my ag teaching grandfather Papa Jack, and being exposed to agriculture at a young age, I have experienced how diverse this industry really is. Not only is agriculture very diverse, but so are the students studying this subject. This year our class of 31 students has put together the largest issue to date, which speaks of the industry"s diversity while showcasing some outstanding agriculturalists and alumni of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

I would like to first thank the editing staff- Troy Tarpley, Katelyn Karney and Kelsey Reed. It has been such a joy working with the three of you. In addition to the talented and dedicated staff, I would like to thank my classmates that worked so diligently to produce the stories in this issue. Thank you to Dr. Doerfert, Courtney Gibson and Danielle White for your guidance and insight throughout this semester. You all are the driving force behind the success of this magazine. Also, thank you to those who shared their personal stories and contributed to each article. Finally, thank you to the advertisers who again and again provide their financial support.

This magazine encompasses some truly remarkable stories showcasing success, opportunities and how agriculture will forever be a part of our lives. I hope you enjoy this edition of The Agriculturist.

The Agriculturist is a student publication of the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications at Texas Tech University. Each semester, students enrolled in ACOM 4310: Development of Agricultural Publications produce this magazine from start to finish as part of their degree requirements. The magazine is funded solely by advertisers and sponsors and is a not-for-profit publication.

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