More than 35 high school instructors from across the nation were on Texas Tech's campus for a special agricultural science education course last month, said officials of Tech's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, who hosted the 11-day academic event. The focus was on providing a high-level educational experience to enhance the rigor and relevance of agriculture, food, and natural resources subject matter.
Texas Tech is once again offering a non-traditional classroom experience for cotton industry professionals from across the globe, known as the Texas International Cotton School. Running from Aug. 3-13, the High Plains program is two weeks of classes, lectures, tours and hands-on interaction in all phases of cotton production, harvesting, ginning, classing, testing, preparation and processing.
Four students from Texas Tech's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are spending the summer working as interns in the nation's capital. Running from June through August, the college's congressional summer intern program affords selected students an opportunity to experience first-hand the government's day-to-day operations.