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May, 2012 Archive

Spring showers spur cotton growth; Parched producers look to rebound

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

A spate of spring rains has brought smiles to the faces of farmers across West Texas, most of whom weathered a miserably hot and, ultimately, unprofitable summer season last year. The Texas South Plains is in a lot better shape this time around, agrees Glen Ritchie, a crop physiologist with Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science. (more…)


Highest honor; AAEC’s Knight named Horn Professor by Texas Tech regents

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

A nationally-recognized professor of agricultural and applied economics has been named a Horn Professor by Texas Tech University. It is the highest honor he can receive from the university. Thomas Knight, who is Texas Tech’s Emabeth Thompson Professor of Risk Management, was approved today (May 13) by the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents. (more…)


Doerfert, agricultural communications leader, named 2012 Fellow of AAAE

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

A Texas Tech agricultural communications professor has been named a Fellow in the American Association for Agricultural Education. David Doerfert was selected for the honor on May 18 at the group’s annual conference in Asheville, NC. (more…)


Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society spotlights NRM grad student poster

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

A graduate student from Texas Tech’s Department of Natural Resources Management took third place honors for her research poster at the latest Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society’s annual meeting in Fort Worth. Rasika Ramesh, a master’s student from Thiruvananthapuram, India, focused her program on “An Amphibian’s Dilemma: Wetland Site Selection and Community Assemblages in an Urbanized Setting.” (more…)


New PSS graduate class opens door to Texas International Cotton School

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Texas Tech is offering a special summer school class that focuses entirely on West Texas’ most important agricultural crop – cotton. For two weeks during the height of the summer season, the university’s students will be able to sign up for a non-traditional classroom experience known as the Texas International Cotton School. (more…)


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

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Four students from Texas Tech’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will be spending their summer working as interns in the nation’s capital. Running from the end of May through the first of August, the college’s summer intern program affords selected students an opportunity to experience first-hand the government’s day-to-day operations. (more…)


Student Participation; AEC’s Jurek wins first President’s Interactive Scholarship

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Texas Tech has awarded a President’s Interactive Scholarship to an outstanding junior from the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications. Faith Jurek of Goldthwaite was one of three scholarship recipients honored at a special award luncheon on Friday (May 11) in Lubbock. (more…)