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CASNR Agricultural Awareness Week features Bruce Vincent on April 21

CASNR Agricultural Awareness Week features Bruce Vincent on April 21

Montana timber man Bruce Vincent, will be a featured speaker at 6 p.m. on Tuesday (Apr. 21) in the Red Raider Ballroom in Texas Tech’s Student Union Building. Hosted by Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Agricultural Awareness Week, admission to the presentation which will focus on environmental stewardship is free and open to the public.  more »

 

GALLERY: Concrete first floor poured in new Bayer Plant Science Building

GALLERY: Concrete first floor poured in new Bayer Plant Science Building

For part of March a line of concrete trucks moved in and out of CASNR’s new Bayer Plant Science Building as construction workers put in place the building’s first floor. Meantime, above them, workers continued to set the metal core of the building. During March’s snowstorms, much or the building was wrapped in dark plastic sheets, but by Spring break warmer weather and blue skies returned to the Hub City.  more »

 

Environmental excellence award goes to Texas Alliance for Water Conservation

Environmental excellence award goes to Texas Alliance for Water Conservation

The Texas Alliance for Water Conservation, a research project made up of producers, industries, universities, and government agencies, has received a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality ‘Texas Environmental Excellence Award.’ The recognition, which in this case was presented in the agriculture category, is part of an effort to bring attention to the most innovative and effective projects that strive to protect the state’s natural resources, officials said in making today’s (Mar. 10) announcement.  more »

 

Texas Tech Board of Regents announce promotions for CASNR faculty members

Texas Tech Board of Regents announce promotions for CASNR faculty members

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents approved the academic advancement of eight leading College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources faculty members during their latest meeting (Mar. 6).  more »

 

TAWC Director Rick Kellison set to speak at Amsterdam Denim Days

TAWC Director Rick Kellison set to speak at Amsterdam Denim Days

The Kingpins Show organizers in collaboration with House of Denim have announced a new conference concept – Kingpins 2029, The Transformers. Set to debut April 17 as part of Amsterdam Denim Days, ‘Kingpins 2029, The Transformers,’ represents members of the denim community that are committed to creating, implementing and sharing the changes that need to happen in the jeans industry to make it more environmentally viable, socially responsible and financially sound by 2029.  more »

 

Thirty-one CASNR students honored as Dean’s Scholars Award winners at ICC

Thirty-one CASNR students honored as Dean’s Scholars Award winners at ICC

Top academic standouts from Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will be recognized as Dean’s Scholars on Tuesday (Mar. 10) at a special ceremony held in the International Cultural Center’s Hall of Nations. The awards, funded by various donations to the college, are based on academic excellence as well as leadership, character and citizenship.  more »

 

International Year of Soils; Recognition of soil as an essential natural resource

International Year of Soils; Recognition of soil as an essential natural resource

Soil researchers have a PSA for the wider, non-soil researching world: soil is not the same as dirt. Dirt is simply soil that has been misplaced from its natural setting, like the stuff tracked into your house and makes a mess. Another difference between soil and dirt is the fact that lowly dirt does not have an entire year dedicated to the celebration of and education for it, as designated by the United Nations.  more »