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December, 2012 Archive

Season’s Greetings: Warmest Thoughts and Best Wishes from CASNR

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012



Regents Okay New CASNR Degree: Professional Science Master’s Degree

Monday, December 17th, 2012

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents today (Dec. 14) approved a new proposed degree program: a professional science master’s degree in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. (more…)


TAWC Receives ‘Save Texas Water Blue Legacy Award’ from Advisory Council

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

The Texas Alliance for Water Conservation (TAWC), a research project made up of producers, industries, universities, and government agencies, recently received the Save Texas Water Blue Legacy Award in Agriculture from the Water Conservation Advisory Council. Charles ‘Chuck’ West, who serves as Texas Tech University’s Thornton Distinguished Professor of Forages, accepted the award on behalf of the project at the Texas Commodity Symposium on Nov. 28 held in conjunction with the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show. (more…)


NRM’s Micah-John Beierle Presented Graduate Student Excellence Award

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

A graduate student and staff member with Texas Tech’s Department of Natural Resources Management has been recognized for academic excellence and involvement in fire-related research and service by the Association for Fire Ecology. (more…)


Global Ambitions; CASNR Plans Maymester Study Abroad Trip to China

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Traveling through the Chinese countryside in summertime is like being transported back to a different time and place. Outdated machinery dots the never-ending farmland, reminiscent of the United States more than half a century prior. Although some farmland has the flat, arid, West Texas-feel, mere miles away, entire farms are created on flat shelves of land carved out of the hills and mountainsides. (more…)


AFS’s Ison Takes Award for Food and Environmental Safety Poster in Chicago

Monday, December 10th, 2012

A graduate student from Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences won the graduate student research poster competition earlier this month (Dec. 2-4) in the Food and Environmental Safety section at the annual meeting of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases in Chicago. (more…)


CASNR Instructor, Students Active at Latinos in Agriculture Leaders Forum

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Hispanic student leaders from Texas Tech University took an active part in the ‘Latinos in Agriculture Leaders Forum’ on Oct. 17-19 in San Antonio. Among those adding to the event were five Tech College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources undergraduate students. (more…)