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Texas Tech’s Jonathan Ulmer named to FFA National Board of Directors

Texas Tech’s Jonathan Ulmer named to FFA National Board of Directors

An associate professor with Texas Tech’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communications has been named to the 11-member National FFA Board of Directors, officials with the 610,000-member organization announced today. Jonathan Ulmer, who joined the Tech faculty in 2008, brings a background in agricultural education to the boardroom.  more »

 

Texas Tech’s AEC hosts Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education event

Texas Tech’s AEC hosts Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education event

More than 35 high school instructors from across the nation were on Texas Tech’s campus for a special agricultural science education course last month, said officials of Tech’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, who hosted the 11-day academic event. The focus was on providing a high-level educational experience to enhance the rigor and relevance of agriculture, food, and natural resources subject matter.  more »

 

Global Perspective; Texas International Cotton School set for Aug. 3-13

Global Perspective; Texas International Cotton School set for Aug. 3-13

Texas Tech is once again offering a non-traditional classroom experience for cotton industry professionals from across the globe, known as the Texas International Cotton School. Running from Aug. 3-13, the High Plains program is two weeks of classes, lectures, tours and hands-on interaction in all phases of cotton production, harvesting, ginning, classing, testing, preparation and processing.  more »

 

AFS’s John McGlone receives prestigious national AVMA Humane Award

AFS’s John McGlone receives prestigious national AVMA Humane Award

The American Veterinary Medical Association has awarded John McGlone, a professor and institutional official with Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences, the 2015 AVMA Humane Award. The honor recognizes a non-veterinarian’s achievements in advancing the welfare of animals via leadership, public service, education, research/product development and/or advocacy.  more »

 

Capitol Idea: CASNR interns spend summer learning the ropes in Washington

Capitol Idea: CASNR interns spend summer learning the ropes in Washington

Four students from Texas Tech’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are spending the summer working as interns in the nation’s capital. Running from June through August, the college’s congressional summer intern program affords selected students an opportunity to experience first-hand the government’s day-to-day operations.  more »

 

Sanjit Deb takes new post with Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science

Sanjit Deb takes new post with Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science

Sanjit Deb, an expert in soil physics and hydrology, has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially stepped into his new teaching and research post on July 1.  more »