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Bird’s Eye View: How unmanned flight helps researchers track elusive quail

Bird’s Eye View: How unmanned flight helps researchers track elusive quail

On a clear, chilly November morning, Texas Tech graduate student Sean Yancey sips coffee as he and two other trucks full of northern bobwhite quail researchers convoy out to the V Ranch south of Slaton. The trucks rumble through a gate and down a caliche and dirt road. Yancey finds his “point” and parks. This point is a specially chosen spot at a bend in the road where researchers return to listen for their quarry and count by ear how many coveys are in the area. The other trucks pass and proceed to other “points” on the ranch.  more »

 

CASNR students take high honors at graduate research poster competition

CASNR students take high honors at graduate research poster competition

Texas Tech University’s 15th Annual Graduate Research Poster Competition recently provided an opportunity for students from across campus, including 11 winners from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, to present their research before they represented the university at national and international conferences.  more »

 

NRM, National Ranching Heritage Center host annual ‘Quailapalooza’ for youth

NRM, National Ranching Heritage Center host annual ‘Quailapalooza’ for youth

Children 5- to 12-years old had a hands-on opportunity to see how scientists study quail during the annual Quailapalooza on Saturday (Apr. 23) at the National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) at Texas Tech University.  more »

 

Arbor Day: CASNR student groups contribute to campus beautification

Arbor Day: CASNR student groups contribute to campus beautification

Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources marked its annual celebration of sustainability and community this week, with its annual Arbor Day event Friday (Apr. 29). The event, which featured seven CASNR organizations, is a partnership among Student Union & Activities, Hospitality Services, Center for Campus Life, Tech Activities Board, Grounds Maintenance and the Texas Tech Ethics Center.  more »

 

Texas State marker highlights long history of Texas Tech’s iconic Dairy Barn

Texas State marker highlights long history of Texas Tech’s iconic Dairy Barn

Lubbock County’s Historical Commission and the Student Government Association of Texas Tech unveiled a new Texas State Historical Marker in ceremonies on Thursday (April 28) honoring Tech’s Dairy Barn, one of the university’s original structures. Built in an L-shaped configuration, the agricultural complex includes a free-standing grain silo to the west of the main wing.  more »

 

Faculty, top students highlight CASNR Honors Banquet at Tech’s Alumni Center

Faculty, top students highlight CASNR Honors Banquet at Tech’s Alumni Center

Standout students, staff and faculty from across Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources were honored Thursday (Apr. 21) at its annual honors banquet at the university’s McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center in Lubbock. Sponsored by the Ag Council, the event featured a variety of honors.  more »

 

CASNR faculty honored for excellence in teaching, research at Convocation

CASNR faculty honored for excellence in teaching, research at Convocation

Four standout faculty members from Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources received awards for their quality teaching and research during the university’s annual Faculty Honors Convocation on Thursday (Apr. 21) in the Red Raider Ballroom of Tech’s Student Union Building.  more »