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Texas Tech Meat Judging Team wins competition at National Western Contest

Texas Tech Meat Judging Team wins competition at National Western Contest

Fresh off the program’s 12th national championship last fall, the Texas Tech University meat judging team opened the spring season with a victory Sunday (Jan. 17) at the American Meat Science Association National Western Collegiate Meat Judging Contest in Greeley, Colorado.  more »

 

CASNR graduate students excel at New Orleans’ Beltwide Cotton Conference

CASNR graduate students excel at New Orleans’ Beltwide Cotton Conference

Two graduate students from Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science were standout research competitors at this year’s Beltwide Cotton Conferences. The honors were presented on Thursday (Jan. 7) at this year’s event in New Orleans.  more »

 

Texas Tech Wool Team wins National Western Stock Show competition

Texas Tech Wool Team wins National Western Stock Show competition

Before the semester began, the Texas Tech University Wool Judging Team has already picked up its first victory of the spring, taking first and second place at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.  more »

 

Tech’s Plant & Soil Science Department hosts Borlaug Fellow Tesfaye Bitema

Tech’s Plant & Soil Science Department hosts Borlaug Fellow Tesfaye Bitema

This spring, Texas Tech University’s Department of Plant and Soil Science is hosting a Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellow. In this case, it’s Tesfaye Disassa Bitema, who’ll be spending three months alongside his Tech mentors, Venugopal Mendu, an assistant professor of cell wall biology, and David Weindorf, CASNR’s Associate Dean for Research.  more »

 

David Lawver named CASNR safety coordinator; Focus on training, inspection

David Lawver named CASNR safety coordinator; Focus on training, inspection

David Lawver, a noted agricultural educator and Fulbright Grant award winner, has been named the safety coordinator for Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially stepped into his new post on Feb. 1.  more »

 

GALLERY: CASNR competitive teams greet Texas Agriculture Commissioner

GALLERY: CASNR competitive teams greet Texas Agriculture Commissioner

Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Sid Miller, dropped by Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences on Wednesday (Jan. 20) to meet members of the department’s championship judging and competitive teams in the atrium of the AFS building. More than 50 team members and coaches from Tech’s award-winning livestock judging team, meat judging team, wool judging team, ranch horse team and rodeo team were on hand to introduce themselves to the commissioner. Miller, a native of De Leon, is well known across the state as an avid rodeo and horseshow participant who holds nine World Championships.  more »