Kennedy advances in Department of Agricultural Education & Communications
By: Norman Martin
Lindsay Kennedy, an expert in agricultural communications, has been named an assistant professor of practice within Texas Tech's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, according to College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources officials. She officially steps into her new teaching post on Sept. 1.
The Arkansas native said she plans to continue utilizing her industry experience in the teaching role.
"One of the primary goals within our agricultural communications program here at Texas Tech is to produce professionals who can enter the workforce with the skills they need to be successful, contributing members of our industry," Kennedy said. "I think our program is nationally known for doing just that, and I want to use my own industry experiences to help us stay on top."
Kennedy has served as an instructor with Tech's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications since 2015, and has taught the Agriculturist magazine course as well as a field-based photography course. She was involved in the development of the ACOM block course structure and also led the development and implementation of CASNR's new Matador Institute of Leadership Engagement as its program director.
MILE is a program for selected CASNR undergraduate students that seeks to develop participants' personal and professional skills while exposing them to the key issues affecting local, state, and national agriculture and policy.
"The MILE Program allows us to connect and engage our students with industry through unique, hands-on experiences, while developing future leaders who understand the big picture when it comes to agricultural issues," she said. "I think it can become one of the premiere programs within this college, and it's another great example of the experiential opportunities students have within CASNR."
Prior to joining the Tech faculty, Kennedy was external affairs director and Sorghum Grower magazine editor for the National Sorghum Producers and United Sorghum Checkoff Program in Lubbock. She also served as communications director for the Texas Corn Producers Board and Texas Peanut Producers Board in Lubbock, as well as founding managing editor for the Ozarks Farm & Neighbor–Arkansas in Prairie Grove, Arkansas.
Kennedy received her bachelor's degree in agricultural education, communication and technology from the University of Arkansas. Her master's degree in agricultural education and her doctoral degree in agricultural communications and education are from Texas Tech.
Kennedy' honors include CASNR's Ag Council Instructor of the Year (2017); Class XIII Graduate of the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program (2014), and a 'Lubbock's 20 Under 40' recipient from the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Lubbock (2012).
She is a member of the American Association for Agricultural Education, American Agricultural Editors' Association, and Association for Communication Excellence. Kennedy, her husband, Byron, and son, Graham, are devoted Red Raiders and live in Idalou, Texas.
CONTACT: Steven Fraze, Chair, Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2816 or email@example.com
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