In addition, issues forums and communication workshops are held for agricultural communications professionals, business owners, alumni and current students. These workshops allow attendees to learn about the agricultural industry.
The CACTT provides funds for faculty development that allows individual faculty members to attend workshops that range from technology innovations to grant writing. These funds also support faculty and graduate student travel to attend research conferences.
The CACTT officially launched its own student-based communication and design center in January 2014. The service center aims to build quality communications products for agricultural businesses in the West Texas region. This project, branded as Picador Creative, is supported by an endowment through the USDA's non-land grant College of Agriculture Program. Picador Creative offers students the opportunity to engage in experiences that enhance their education beyond the classroom while working in a setting similar to their future career. Furthermore, students experience working with a client and understand local, state, national and global agricultural issues that may not be covered in their coursework.
The CACTT provides foundational support as faculty within the department implement and accomplish strategic planning goals related to academic excellence, engagement, technology, partnerships, and institutional advancement. The CACTT also provides funds for department development that supports issues forums and communication workshops for agricultural communications professionals, business owners, alumni, faculty and students that allow attendees to learn about the agricultural industry.