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GALLERY: Summer cloudburst can’t hold back AgFest, program rolls on

GALLERY: Summer cloudburst can’t hold back AgFest, program rolls on

Members of CASNR’s Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center hosted their annual AgFest today (Aug. 28) at the Department of Animal and Food Sciences building here on campus. A summer deluge sent the gathering of students, faculty and staff into the facility’s livestock arena for an afternoon of fun and information.  more »

 

Graduation Day; CASNR students honored during summer commencement

Graduation Day; CASNR students honored during summer commencement

More than 1,300 students, including 55 from Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, received diplomas at the university’s summer commencement ceremonies Saturday (Aug. 9) at the United Supermarkets Arena, located at 18th Street and Indiana Avenue.  more »

 

Abidi named associate director of Tech’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute

Abidi named associate director of Tech’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute

A nationally-known researcher in cotton fiber research has been named associate director of Texas Tech University’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Noureddine Abidi, who currently serves as manager of the facility’s Biopolymer Research Laboratory, officially stepped into his new post today (Aug. 27).  more »

 

Well Done; Faculty, staff leaders take spotlight at International Cultural Center

Well Done; Faculty, staff leaders take spotlight at International Cultural Center

Eight faculty and staff members were honored for service and support of Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources today (Aug. 22) during a special evening ceremony at the International Cultural Center.  more »

 

Denim Dyeing; Tech’s FBRI awarded $470,000 Wal-Mart Foundation Grant

Denim Dyeing; Tech’s FBRI awarded $470,000 Wal-Mart Foundation Grant

Texas Tech’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute announced today (Aug. 14) that a research project was awarded more than $470,000 in funding by the Wal-Mart Foundation. The study, titled “Foam Indigo Dyeing of Cotton Yarns: Machine Design and Process Control,” is aimed at reducing the amount of water, contaminants, time, labor, floor space and expense needed to apply indigo dye to denim yarns.  more »

 

Irrigation Management; TAWC Summer Field Day set for Aug. 14 in Floyd County

Irrigation Management; TAWC Summer Field Day set for Aug. 14 in Floyd County

Texas Tech’s International Center for Agricultural Competitiveness Director Darren Hudson is one of the featured speakers set to participate in the latest edition of the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation’s 2014 Summer Field Day. The free, annual event, which focuses on irrigation management technology, takes place from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 14) at the Floyd County Unity Center, located on HWY 70 half-way between Lockney and Floydada.  more »

 

Scott Longing hired as new entomologist for Tech’s Plant and Soil Science

Scott Longing hired as new entomologist for Tech’s Plant and Soil Science

An experienced entomologist has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Scott Longing officially stepped into his new teaching and research post on Sept. 1.  more »