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In Profile: NRM grad Larry Butler takes to the airwaves with ‘Out on the Land’

In Profile: NRM grad Larry Butler takes to the airwaves with ‘Out on the Land’

Larry Butler rarely lacks for something to say when it comes to conservation and land stewardship, a reflection of his innate enthusiasm to educate his new viewers. Over 39 years – with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, his consulting business, and now his weekly television series, Out on the Land, on RFD-TV – he’s created a style that blends analysis born from his years at Texas Tech with a savvy tendency to hammer home scientific points.  more »

 

In Profile: Academic All-Big 12, AFS standout balances academics and softball

In Profile: Academic All-Big 12, AFS standout balances academics and softball

The importance of time management and self-discipline have becoming increasingly evident to Taylor Powell, a junior animal science major, who’s continually learning to balance her role as a full-time student while roaming the infield on Texas Tech’s softball team.  more »

 

In Profile: CASNR freshman takes helm of Texas Tech’s La Ventana Yearbook

In Profile: CASNR freshman takes helm of Texas Tech’s La Ventana Yearbook

Earlier this month a freshman agricultural communications major was named the new editor of Texas Tech’s La Ventana yearbook, the university’s long-standing chronicler of campus life. Now, Kymbre Kupatt is ready to hit the ground running.  more »

 

In Profile: AFS grad Franklin continues life-long dream of entering medical field

In Profile: AFS grad Franklin continues life-long dream of entering medical field

With the help of family, agriculture and the Texas Tech College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Jordanna Franklin is achieving her life-long dream of entering the medical field. The fourth-year medical student will graduate in May from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, with hopes to begin a pediatric residency soon after. She credits her unique perspective as a med student to her experience as an animal science undergraduate.  more »

 

In Profile: Guy Loneragan’s Long Pursuit of Global Food Safety Improvement

In Profile: Guy Loneragan’s Long Pursuit of Global Food Safety Improvement

Veterinary medicine has long been the focus of Guy Loneragan’s life. From the time he was old enough to stand on a stool; Loneragan helped his veterinarian father work with cattle. There, he learned valuable skills and gained insight into the practice of veterinary medicine. But it took time and traveling thousands of miles before he finally found his passion.  more »

 

In Profile: Senior’s Semester Hits High Note with Nashville CMT Internship

In Profile: Senior’s Semester Hits High Note with Nashville CMT Internship

Kaitlin Spraberry spends her Lubbock nights playing on stages across Lubbock, but this fall she got the chance to see first-hand the Nashville stages where legends play. Through her experiences as an agricultural communications major at Texas Tech, Spraberry spent the semester as a music strategy and marketing intern for CMT (Country Music Television), a Nashville-based cable television network.  more »

 

In Profile: Graham’s retirement reboot brings researcher back to Lubbock

In Profile: Graham’s retirement reboot brings researcher back to Lubbock

Jim Graham’s career has come full circle. Before the Texas Tech agricultural science grad (’63 BS) joined global agribusiness leader Monsanto in 1966 as a research specialist, he worked on cotton-related projects at Lubbock’s Texas Agricultural Experiment Station as a Texas Tech undergraduate.  more »