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December, 2011 Archive

Sears Seals the Deal, CASNR alum takes second world title at national rodeo

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Lindsay Sears, a 2004 graduate of Texas Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, won her second barrel-racing world title in four years last Saturday (Dec. 10) at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas’ Thomas & Mack Center. (more…)


Crunch Time; PSS’s Jason Woodward named state peanut specialist

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Jason Woodward, an associate professor with Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science has been named state peanut specialist for Texas, one of the top peanut-producing states in the nation. (more…)


AFS’s Gragg, Chaney win top food and environmental safety awards in Chicago

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Sara Gragg and Evan Chaney, doctoral students from Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences, were presented the top two Food and Environmental Safety awards for outstanding research presentation at the annual meeting of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases held in Chicago, Dec. 4-6. (more…)


CASNR partners in project targeting cancer prevention in rural communities

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Texas Tech researchers are teaming up with United Supermarkets on a $295,000 project that aims to address some of today’s most preventable sources of cancer – obesity, tobacco use and sunburn – in the Panhandle communities of Dalhart and Muleshoe. If successful, similar intervention programs could be replicated in other communities across the state. (more…)


Texas Tech Soil Judging Team shines at regional competition; nationals next

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Students from Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science captured first place in the team competition and third overall today (Nov. 11) at the Students of Agronomy Soils & Environmental Sciences Region IV Collegiate Soil Judging Contest in College Station. The team’s overall finish earned it the opportunity to compete in the National Soil Judging Contest next spring at the University of Wisconsin. (more…)


Can Do; Texas Tech Ag Council aids South Plains Food Bank holiday effort

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Texas Tech’s Ag Council is doing its part to help provide canned goods to the South Plains Food Bank during this holiday season. On Wednesday (Dec. 7) more than 3,954 pounds of food were collected by members of the organization at their monthly meeting in the Animal and Food Sciences Building. (more…)


AFS’s Rathmann receives John W. and Doris Jones Endowed Professorship

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Ryan Rathmann, one of the nation’s top livestock judging team coaches, has been selected as the first John W. and Doris Jones Endowed Professor in Texas Tech University’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences. The honor, funded from a gift from the G. R. White Trust, was presented during a special presentation today (Dec. 5) at the university’s animal and food sciences building. (more…)