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CASNR’s 55th Homecoming Breakfast set for Oct. 15 in Red Raider Ballroom

CASNR’s 55th Homecoming Breakfast set for Oct. 15 in Red Raider Ballroom

Officials with Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources are inviting friends from across campus and the region to the college’s 55th Annual Homecoming Breakfast on Saturday (Oct. 15) at Tech’s Student Union Building at 15th Street and Akron Ave. in Lubbock.  more »

 

Texas Tech Veterinary College receives $15 million grant from City of Amarillo

Texas Tech Veterinary College receives $15 million grant from City of Amarillo

The Amarillo City Council approved a $15 million grant Tuesday (Sept. 20) from the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) to the Texas Tech University System to support the establishment of a new College of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo. The grant was approved at the Amarillo City Council meeting on recommendation from the AEDC.  more »

 

AFS food safety research center selected for retail meat surveillance program

AFS food safety research center selected for retail meat surveillance program

Texas Tech University’s International Center for Food Industry Excellence (ICFIE) has been selected to be a National Surveillance Lab for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), Retail Meat Surveillance Program through a competitive federal grant process.  more »

 

Texas Tech University forms College of Veterinary Medicine Steering Committee

Texas Tech University forms College of Veterinary Medicine Steering Committee

When first announcing plans to develop a College of Veterinary Medicine, the Texas Tech University System vowed to work with partners and colleagues outside of the institution. Building an innovative and transformative model for veterinary medicine from the ground up involves a collaborative approach, and a project this size cannot happen without the support of veterinarians and community and industry leaders.  more »

 

Department Animal & Food Sciences’ teams open fall with solid showing

Department Animal & Food Sciences’ teams open fall with solid showing

The Texas Tech University livestock judging and processed meat judging teams opened the fall competition schedule with a solid showing recently at the National Barrow Show in Austin, Minnesota. Hosted by Hormel and sponsored by Kemin, it was just the second year the processed meat competition has been held. Texas Tech’s team took first place out of 10 undergraduate teams, outpacing South Dakota State by 35 points. They finished in questions and second in fresh pork and processed meat.  more »

 

Former AFS faculty member, ranch horse team leader Kris Wilson dies at 38

Former AFS faculty member, ranch horse team leader Kris Wilson dies at 38

Kris Wilson, the founder of Texas Tech’s perennial national championship-quality Ranch Horse Team, passed away after a long illness last Wednesday (Sept. 7) in Amarillo. A graduate of Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences, he served on the department’s faculty from 2006 to 2009 before moving on to manage several of the region’s top ranches.  more »

 

GALLERY: Final phase of Bayer Plant Science Building features two-story tower

GALLERY: Final phase of Bayer Plant Science Building features two-story tower

The last step in the construction of CASNR’s new Bayer Plant Science Building will launch in the coming weeks with the addition of a two-story tower on the northwest corner of the Goddard building. The completion of the exterior enhancement will visually tie the new and old buildings together. The first sign of the new construction arrives on Friday (Sept. 23) with the instillation of a fence around of the project.  more »