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March, 2012 Archive

License to Grill; Red Raider Meats Barbecue Cook-off set for May 4-5

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

It’s almost time to set up your cooker and square off against some of the best barbecue cooks in the Lone Star State; the Raider Red Meats BBQ Cook-Off is just month away. The second annual meat fest gets underway May 4-5 on the Texas Tech University campus. (more…)


Nationally-respected Texas Tech soil scientist B. L. Allen dies at 88

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

B. L. Allen, a 50-year veteran educator and nationally-recognized soil scientist in Texas Tech University’s Department of Plant and Soil Science has died. He was 88 when he passed away Saturday (March 24). (more…)


Texas Tech Women’s Rodeo Team reigns at Odessa College Rodeo

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The Texas Tech Women’s Rodeo Team continued their winning season this weekend at the Odessa College Rodeo March 22-24. The team still is currently leading all 16 schools in the southwest region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. (more…)


In Profile: AAEC’s Duff selected as a ‘2012 Student of Integrated Scholarship’

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Texas Tech’s integrated scholars are academicians who distinguish themselves in teaching, research and service. According to Texas Tech leaders, these three functions allow integrated scholars to generate synergy, strengthening their every effort. The univeristy’s leadership believes that the partnership model for student learning — where students work collaboratively with faculty members, other students, and members of society — has tremendous potential for advancement both personally and professionally. (more…)


Nationally-recognized horse reproductive specialist joins Texas Tech faculty

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Jane Pruitt Bagley, a skilled horse reproductive specialist and well-known horse show judge, has been named a visiting associate professor in equine science with Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences, officials with the university report. She officially stepped into her new post on March 12. (more…)


Texas Tech takes first place at Houston Livestock Show Wool Judging

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Texas Tech University’s wool judging team successfully finished its season with a decisive victory on Tuesday (March 13) at the Houston Livestock Show’s Intercollegiate Wool Judging Contest. Tech’s red team finished first and posted a total score of 2,201 points; 24 points ahead of its nearest competitor. (more…)


Special Lecture; Hudson Institute’s Alex Avery focuses on future of farming

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

It’s a good bet that the vast majority of people who buy organic produce would be surprised to find out that most certified organic food is grown with the heavy application of pesticides. So claims the Hudson Institute’s Alex Avery, who serves as the Washington D.C.-based policy research organization’s director of research and education in the group’s Center for Global Food Issues. (more…)