Beyond the Red and Black with Ryan Gray

A Different Perspective on Agriculture

Building a Legacy

Living the American Dream


Finding Balance

Seeing Double in the AEC Department


The Flower Whisperer


Latest In Agriculture

Wild Hogs: The True Story

Smart Crop


What’s Happening at Tech

Red Raider Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Tier One


Red Raider Families

Go Get Lost in the Corn Maze

Honor. Heritage. History.


Also in this Issue

College Survival Secrets

Floral Design for You

Behind the Mask with the Masked Rider

CASNR Awards

Message from the Dean


the agriculturist

2009 CASNR Award Winners


The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources annually recognizes faculty and staff by giving eight college awards. The recipients are chosen by the administrative council. Each department chair nominates one person from their department for each award. The CASNR awards started in the 2005-2006 academic school year and the research staff award began in the 2008-2009. Each recipient receives a crystal memento along with a cash award.


Research Award

Thomas Knight
Agricultural and Applied Economics

Junior Faculty Award

Scott Burris
Ag. Education & Communications

Service/Outreach Award

Phillip Johnson
Agricultural and Applied Economics

Student Advising Award

Cindy Akers
Ag. Education & Communications

Instructor Award

Erica Irlbeck
Ag. Education & Communications

Ryan Rathmann
Animal & Food Sciences

Teaching Award

Todd Brashears
Ag. Education & Communications

Samuel Jackson
Animal & Food Sciences

Research Staff Award

Philip Brown
Plant & Soil Sciences