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Chance O’Neal saddles up as Texas Tech’s new ranch horse team coach

Chance O’Neal saddles up as Texas Tech’s new ranch horse team coach

Chance O’Neal, a world-champion horseman and internationally-experienced trainer, has been named Texas Tech’s new ranch horse team coach, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially steps into his new post on Aug. 1.  more »

 

CASNR Water Center promotes water quality research through collaboration

CASNR Water Center promotes water quality research through collaboration

Water. It’s one of the basic elements of life. Making sure there’s enough for use in agriculture is of vital importance, and it’s an area of focus for a research center at Texas Tech University – the CASNR Water Center in the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources.  more »

 

To Alaska; Texas Tech team to produce ‘Arctic Soils Field Tour’ documentary

To Alaska; Texas Tech team to produce ‘Arctic Soils Field Tour’ documentary

Fueled by an interest of scientific research, Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science’s Chair of Pedology David Weindorf is helping produce a documentary on the effects of climate change in Alaska. Making a yearly trip to Alaska to help teach a course with University of Alaska-Fairbank’s Professor Chien-Lu Ping, Weindorf was inspired to professionally document the research of the two schools.  more »

 

Graduate School honors student theses, dissertations from CASNR programs

Graduate School honors student theses, dissertations from CASNR programs

Texas Tech University’s Graduate School has announced the recipients of this year’s awards, which recognize the quality of work shown in graduate students’ theses and dissertations. This year those honored included topics in biological and life sciences. Students were nominated by their discipline’s faculty members for the cash award donated by the Helen Jones Foundation.  more »

 

Texas Tech ACT Chapter takes stage at national Ag Media Summit in Scottsdale

Texas Tech ACT Chapter takes stage at national Ag Media Summit in Scottsdale

Led by its public relations students, Texas Tech’s Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow chapter had a strong showing this week at the national ‘Ag Media Summit’ in Scottsdale, Ariz. Program officials said more than 600 participants attended the summit, one of the largest gatherings of crop and livestock publications professionals in the United States.  more »

 

GALLERY: Brick archways take shape on new Bayer Plant Science Building

GALLERY: Brick archways take shape on new Bayer Plant Science Building

As temperatures soared into the upper nineties during July, construction crews pressed ahead with wrapping up the bricking of CASNR’s new Bayer Plant Science Building and moving to its archways. Meantime, a massive diamond-shaped concrete pattern is being poured in the building’s inner courtyard.  more »