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AAEC alumnus named new director of National Business Aviation Association

AAEC alumnus named new director of National Business Aviation Association

A 1974 graduate of Texas Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics has been named the new director of National Business Aviation Association. The selection of Jim Schwertner was made by the Washington, DC-based organization’s board of directors in late January.  more »

 

CASNR colleague Moore receives major Texas A&M AgriLife excellence award

CASNR colleague Moore receives major Texas A&M AgriLife excellence award

A long-time friend and honoree of Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has been presented the highest employee award given by Texas A&M AgriLife. Jaroy Moore received the ‘Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence’ in the administration category on Jan. 9 at a special conference meeting on the Texas A&M’s College Station campus.  more »

 

Misra selected as Texas Tech’s Associate Vice Provost for International Programs

Misra selected as Texas Tech’s Associate Vice Provost for International Programs

Officials at Texas Tech University announced today (Jan. 17) that Sukant Misra will become Associate Vice Provost of International Programs effective Feb 1. Misra’s new duties include increasing international enrollment, promoting international development, research and funding, and promoting a greater integration of matters that affect international academic programs with colleges and departments.  more »

 

Cool Commencement; CASNR students featured at December ceremonies

Cool Commencement; CASNR students featured at December ceremonies

More than 2,300 students Texas Tech students, including 114 from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, received diplomas at the university’s commencement ceremonies Saturday (Dec. 14) at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock.  more »

 

Added Accessibility; Historic Agricultural Science Building gets major ADA upgrade

Added Accessibility; Historic Agricultural Science Building gets major ADA upgrade

Texas Tech University’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics got a significant modernization boost today (Jan. 14) with the opening a new two-level ramp on the northeast corner of the historic building. Department Chairman Phillip Johnson said the addition is part of a continuing effort to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations across the campus.  more »

 

Capitol Idea: CASNR interns spend spring learning the ropes in Washington

Capitol Idea: CASNR interns spend spring learning the ropes in Washington

Three students from Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will be spending their spring semester working as interns in the nation’s capital. Running from January through May, the college’s congressional intern program affords selected students an opportunity to experience first-hand the government’s day-to-day operations.  more »

 

China’s cotton supports dominate world market; Makes U.S. farm supports vital

China’s cotton supports dominate world market; Makes U.S. farm supports vital

China is more than just the 800-pound gorilla in the world cotton market. The Asian giant is both the world’s biggest producer and importer. As such, China has tremendous market manipulating power that leaves other producers, including those in America, at its mercy. China provides unstinting support to its cotton farmers with the end result being that cotton prices in China are often found above world market prices, yet actions in China can create extreme fluctuations in world prices that affects everyone else.  more »