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In Profile: Fredericksburg’s Gretchen Lochte takes lead of Tech’s Ag Council

In Profile: Fredericksburg’s Gretchen Lochte takes lead of Tech’s Ag Council

Gretchen Lochte’s passion for agriculture and academic organizations began long before her collegiate career. As the daughter of a farmer, Lochte joined 4-H at a young age and has continued in organizational work throughout college. Now, as the president of Texas Tech’s Ag Council, she has plans to create events that would help facilitate relationships between students and faculty.  more »

 

In Profile: AEC alum, cattle rancher featured in new ‘Farmland’ documentary

In Profile: AEC alum, cattle rancher featured in new ‘Farmland’ documentary

Brad Bellah always knew he’d be back home one day, operating the family ranching and farming business in Throckmorton County. The sixth-generation cattle rancher didn’t think, however, it would be right after his 2009 graduation from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications.  more »

 

In Profile: Texas Tech scientist finds pig pheromone stops dogs from barking

In Profile: Texas Tech scientist finds pig pheromone stops dogs from barking

In a sense, John McGlone was just like any other pet owner a few years ago. He simply wanted to keep his Cairn Terrier from barking incessantly. Then again, McGlone is not like most dog owners in that he is a professor at Texas Tech University who just happens to specialize in animal welfare and behavior. And, in that capacity, he just happened to have a product on hand at his house from a previous research study called Boar Mate, an odorous concoction which helps farmers with swine breeding.  more »

 

In Profile: NRM’s Angie Reid takes the heat of an adventurous science career

In Profile: NRM’s Angie Reid takes the heat of an adventurous science career

Angie Reid expanded her world of science, making the most of her Texas Tech experience before graduating in 2007 by double majoring in range management and wildlife and fisheries management. She also minored in natural history and humanities, biology and animal science.  more »

 

In Profile: Eatherly brings an affinity for park administration to Arizona

In Profile: Eatherly brings an affinity for park administration to Arizona

Back in the 1960s, Texas Tech was known for its ‘Park Administration, Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Department.’ And while a park administration degree is no longer available at Tech, its legacy can still be seen in the program’s outstanding graduates.  more »

 

In Profile: Grayson Davies shines as Tech’s first viticulture, enology graduate

In Profile: Grayson Davies shines as Tech’s first viticulture, enology graduate

A wine produced by Texas Tech’s first viticulture and enology graduate has been awarded a platinum designation for its bold taste at the San Diego International Wine Competition, a nationally-recognized blind-taste test conducted by professional sommeliers. Grayson Davies graduated from the university’s program in 2011 and has since helped his family’s vineyard in Saint Jo (53 miles northwest of Denton) grow into a full winery, known as Arche.  more »

 

In Profile: Texas Tech honors AFS’s Max Miller for 50 years of solid service

In Profile: Texas Tech honors AFS’s Max Miller for 50 years of solid service

When Max Miller came from Brownfield to Texas Tech in 1955 to begin his undergraduate studies, the only traffic light between there and Lubbock was at 19th and University. These days there’s a lot more stop lights, but nothing in the interim has slowed Miller’s affection for his university. Indeed, the school has become the focal point of his career.  more »