Davis College Spotlight: Incoming Ag Council President Tyler Brimager
By: Norman Martin
Name: Tyler Brimager; Position: 2022-2023 Ag Council President; Major: Natural Resource Management (Range Conservation Concentration); Classification: Senior; Hometown: New Braunfels, Texas
- My Experience: I'm currently coming into my senior year at Texas Tech, and I am highly involved within Davis College. My involvement in the Davis Agri-Techsans, as well as being a graduate of the Matador Institute of Leadership Engagement Programs second cohort, has allowed me to gain key leadership values that will allow me to help the future of the agricultural industry.
- Any Advice: Expose yourself to anything that interests you. Being a student within the university and the Davis College has shown me the vast amount of opportunity that allows you to gain new knowledge. It helps you meet people that can become lifelong friends. Speaking from experience, it does just that.
- Why Davis College: I chose Davis College because of the rich tradition that it offers. I'm a second-generation Red Raider. Within Davis College I'm studying the same major as my father, which I believe shows how influential our college is. The resources that the Davis College offers is second to none, and the opportunities presented have helped me grow my future to what I would like to do.
- Getting Connected: I'm highly involved within the Agri-Techsan organization, The Wildlife Society at Texas Tech, Texas Tech Trap & Skeet Club, as well as being a graduate of the MILE program's second cohort. Being in these organizations has made me feel home at Texas Tech.
- Favorite Part: My favorite part of Davis College can easily be described in one word – family. The atmosphere that Davis College presents is absolutely amazing. Everyone throughout the college is very welcoming in helping you in any way possible to achieve the goals that you want to accomplish, not only in college but in life.
- Looking Ahead: After graduation, I plan on continuing my educational career going into my STEM MBA in the Rawls College of Business. During this time I also plan on seeking career opportunities that will allow me to advocate for the agricultural industry.
“Tyler epitomizes what it means to be an NRM student,” said Warren Conway, Chair of Texas Tech's Department of Natural Resources Management. “He has consistently done all the right things here at Texas Tech both in and out of the classroom, and his selection as Ag Council President is a testament to that approach and respect by his peers.”
Earlier this month Brimager placed third in the Undergraduate Poster Competition during the Department of Natural Resources Management's inaugural 2022 Research Day. His research project was titled, “Seasonal Evaluation of Nutritional Value and Digestibility of Bluestem Species.”
Ag Council members include the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow; Agricultural Economics Association; Agri-Techsans; Agronomy Club; Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity; Alpha Zeta; Ambassadors for Agriculture; American Society of Landscape Architects; Block & Bridle; Collegiate 4-H; Collegiate FFA; Collegiate Horsemen's Association; Equestrian Team; Food Science Club; Horse Judging Team; Livestock Judging Team; Meat Judging Team; Meat Science Association; MANRRS; Rodeo Team; Sigma Alpha Sorority; Soil Judging Team; Student Association for Fire Ecology- SAFE; Tech Pre-Vet Society; Wildlife Society of Texas Tech; and Wool Evaluation Team.
CONTACT: Warren Conway, Chair, Department of Natural Resources Management, Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 834-6579 or firstname.lastname@example.org