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January, 2013 Archive

Essay Winner; AAEC grad student attends agricultural forum in Virginia

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Kevin Redwine, a Texas Tech Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics graduate student, has been selected to attend the USDA’s 2013 Agricultural Outlook Forum. The event was scheduled for Feb. 21-22 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. (more…)


AEC’s Stacy Stockard Moncibaiz Takes Ownership of Tech’s Midnight Matador

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Texas Tech’s Midnight Matador will retire under the ownership of a familiar face. CASNR grad and the university’s 43rd Masked Rider Stacy Stockard Moncibaiz will be transferred ownership of the horse, according to a press announcement released today (Jan. 25). (more…)


SW Farm Press: Lack of Farm Bill Opens Agriculture to Looming Larger Cuts

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Failure of the U.S. Congress to pass a farm bill during the last legislative session and apparent apathy from leaders in the House of Representatives to take up the issue anytime soon creates an air of uncertainty and skepticism from farmers and the agricultural industry, according to an agriculture economics professor at Texas Tech University. (more…)


Texas Tech Judging Teams Shine at Denver’s National Western Stock Show

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Texas Tech’s judging teams scored two first place wins and a second place showing last week at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. “These teams show the balance and strength of the program we’re building at Texas Tech, said Mark Miller, Tech’s San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Distinguished Chair in Meat Science. “They’re a hard working group that truly understands the value of teamwork.” (more…)


Saddle Up; AFS Prof Aids in Selection of New Horse for Iconic Masked Rider

Friday, January 18th, 2013

It took Texas Tech’s Sam Jackson about three months and more than a dozen candidates to find the perfect horse with the right attributes to replace Midnight Matador for the university’s Masked Rider program. Midnight Matador was retired last fall due to a health issue. (more…)


Recognition; Retired PSS Prof Receives AFGC Distinguished Grasslander Award

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Noted agroecosystem research scientist Vivien Allen has received the 2013 Distinguished Grasslander Award from the American Forage and Grassland Council. The honor was presented at the group’s annual conference Jan. 6-9 in Covington, Kentucky. (more…)


Advancing Diversity; Garcia Set to Support Minority Recruiting Efforts

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Texas Tech Academic Assistant Professor Lyda Garcia is bringing her experience and academic talents to the university’s Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center to support the group’s minority recruiting efforts. She officially stepped into her new post with Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources on Tuesday (Jan. 1). (more…)