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Perennial national contenders; Success of judging teams built, sustained over time

Perennial national contenders; Success of judging teams built, sustained over time

Every year, four teams on the Texas Tech University campus routinely vie for national championships – often as one of the favorites – but rarely compete at home. No big crowds. No bands playing at halftime. No television exposure or big-money contracts. Yet these Texas Tech teams are some of the best and well-respected in the nation.  more »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

Animal and Food Sciences leaders honor outstanding alumni, special contributors

Animal and Food Sciences leaders honor outstanding alumni, special contributors

Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences highlighted its outstanding alumni and special contributors on Friday (Oct. 17) at a special 350-person event held in the department’s livestock arena. Eight award winners were honored as well as members of the 1984, 1994 and 2004 Meat Judging Teams and the 2009 Wool Judging Team.  more »