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November, 2012 Archive

BBC News: Tech-Based MicroZap Raises Chance of 60-Day Mold-Free Bread

Friday, November 30th, 2012

BBC News reports today (Nov. 30) that a Texas Tech University-based company has developed a technique that it says can make bread stay mold-free for 60 days. The bread is zapped in a sophisticated microwave array which kills the spores that cause the problem. The company claims it could significantly reduce the amount of wasted bread. (more…)

 

VIRAL VIDEO: South Plains Cotton Production Has Significant Impact

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

A new study by Texas Tech University and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension found that crop production has a substantial overall impact on employment and the economy in the Texas High Plains region. The most recent data shows that crop production on the South Plains supported more than 103,000 jobs and generated more than $12.2 billion in economic activity in 2010. (more…)

 

Tech Grad Student Mary Hunt Heads for Denver on ILC Student Travel Fellowship

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Texas Tech graduate student Mary Hunt has been selected as an International Livestock Congress-USA Student Travel Fellow. As part of the honor the Yukon, Okla., native will receive a scholarship to travel to Denver for the International Livestock Congress in January. (more…)

 

SNAPSHOT (Group); AFS Meat Judging Team Takes Top Honors in Nebraska

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Texas Tech brought home the university’s tenth national championship in meat judging on Sunday (Nov. 18) at the American Meat Science Association’s International Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Dakota City, Neb. (more…)

 

Ag Economics Research Team Unveils New Analysis Tool for Cattle Producers

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Over the past three years, an impressive problem-solving computer program, called the Stocker Cattle Analysis Tool, has been slowly evolving in the academic recesses of several agricultural economists’ offices across the nation. Now, it’s ready to roll out the gate at no cost to cattle producers. (more…)

 

Texas Tech Meat Judging Team Takes 10th National Championship in Nebraska

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Texas Tech University brought home the school’s tenth national championship in meat judging on Sunday (Nov. 18) at the American Meat Science Association’s International Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Dakota City, Neb. Tech won the beef judging, lamb judging, pork judging, specifications, placings and reasons divisions, and finished second in total beef and beef grading. (more…)

 

In Profile: Senior’s Semester Hits High Note with Nashville CMT Internship

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Kaitlin Spraberry spends her Lubbock nights playing on stages across Lubbock, but this fall she got the chance to see first-hand the Nashville stages where legends play. Through her experiences as an agricultural communications major at Texas Tech, Spraberry spent the semester as a music strategy and marketing intern for CMT (Country Music Television), a Nashville-based cable television network. (more…)