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NRM alum Foley takes leadership post with JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding

NRM alum Foley takes leadership post with JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding

A 1996 graduate of Texas Tech’s Department of Natural Resources Management has been named Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer for Greeley, Colo.-based JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, a massive cattle feeding operation with capacity of more than 980,000 head of cattle with locations in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, and Idaho. John Foley officially stepped into his new post in last October.  more »

 

Meat Science Academic Quiz Bowl Team wins back-to-back nat’l championships

Meat Science Academic Quiz Bowl Team wins back-to-back nat’l championships

It was deja vu again this week for Texas Tech’s Meat Science Academic Quiz Bowl Team. The standout team of animal science students once again won a national championship title at the 67th American Meat Science Association’s Reciprocal Meat Conference in Madison, Wis. Previously the Red Raiders have roasted the competition, winning the event in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2013.  more »

 

Turfgrass Field Day set for July 21 at Texas Tech Quaker Research Farm

Turfgrass Field Day set for July 21 at Texas Tech Quaker Research Farm

Growing and maintaining top-flight turf will be in the spotlight Monday (July 21) at a Turfgrass Field Day at the Texas Tech University’s Quaker Research Farm. Registration for the half-day program at 200 N. Quaker Ave. begins at 7 a.m., and the presentations begin about an hour later.  more »

 

AEC chairman tapped to lead American Association for Agricultural Education

AEC chairman tapped to lead American Association for Agricultural Education

The chairman of Texas Tech’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communications has been selected for a top leadership post with the American Association for Agricultural Education. Steve Fraze will serve as organization’s president-elect this year and will be installed as president next May at the group’s national meeting in San Antonio.  more »

 

Spring Commencement; CASNR graduates challenged to reach higher

Spring Commencement; CASNR graduates challenged to reach higher

More than 2,300 students Texas Tech students, including 183 from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, received diplomas at the university’s commencement ceremonies Saturday (May 17) at the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock.  more »

 

CASNR leadership set to revamp Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center programs

CASNR leadership set to revamp Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center programs

Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resource is in the process of completing an overhaul of its Student Success Center, a group of professionals in the Dean’s Office charged with recruiting and retaining the best students for the college. In addition, plans are underway to increase efficiency of the group’s services, following a thorough review led by Cindy Akers, CASNR’s Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs.  more »