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Research team awarded $1 million grant for collaborative plant investigation

Research team awarded $1 million grant for collaborative plant investigation

Jyotsna Sharma, an assistant professor of plant ecology and conservation in Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science, will lead a collaborative investigation on plant and fungal distributions. For its study, the team received a $1,135,463 grant from the National Science Foundation. Texas Tech’s part of the grant is $593,341.  more »

 

Agricultural Council: Lauren Hamilton named October ‘Aggie of the Month’

Agricultural Council: Lauren Hamilton named October ‘Aggie of the Month’

Name: Lauren Hamilton; Major: Agriculture and Applied Economics; Classification: Senior; Organization: Ambassadors for Agriculture; Hometown: Shepherd; Month: October 2014  more »

 

The Big Dig; Construction underway on new PSS building expansion, renovation

The Big Dig; Construction underway on new PSS building expansion, renovation

It’s still full-speed ahead for Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources new $13.6 million expansion and renovation of what will be known as the ‘Bayer Plant Science Building.’ The project adds 21,122 square feet of new construction, and includes 2,440 square feet of renovation and exterior upgrades to the existing home of the university’s Department of Plant and Soil Science.  more »

 

Strong Showing; Texas Tech Rodeo Team wraps up successful fall campaign

Strong Showing; Texas Tech Rodeo Team wraps up successful fall campaign

The Texas Tech University men’s and women’s rodeo teams recently wrapped up competition for the fall with a strong showing at its home event, the 65th Annual Texas Tech Rodeo. Kynzie Rae McNeill qualified for the short round in barrel racing and took third at the Texas Tech event, while Macie Friess placed third in breakaway roping.  more »

 

In Profile: Fredericksburg’s Gretchen Lochte takes lead of Tech’s Ag Council

In Profile: Fredericksburg’s Gretchen Lochte takes lead of Tech’s Ag Council

Gretchen Lochte’s passion for agriculture and academic organizations began long before her collegiate career. As the daughter of a farmer, Lochte joined 4-H at a young age and has continued in organizational work throughout college. Now, as the president of Texas Tech’s Ag Council, she has plans to create events that would help facilitate relationships between students and faculty.  more »

 

National Honor; Chance Brooks receives USDA Excellence in Teaching Award

National Honor; Chance Brooks receives USDA Excellence in Teaching Award

Chance Brooks, an associate professor of meat science in Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences, received the USDA Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award this weekend.  more »