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Research Round-Up: Davis College announces grant awards for October

Norman Martin

November 21, 2023

Texas Tech's Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources provides an array of high-quality expertise to support an ongoing research mission. Today, college officials continue to post their monthly research round-up, reflecting research grants awarded the previous month. Davis College researchers were awarded a total of $1.6 million in awards during the month of October 2023. 

“Our research has national and international impact and that has led to important research grants that will continue to enhance our research effectiveness,” said Darren Hudson, Davis College Interim associate Dean for Research and the Larry Combest Endowed Chair for Agricultural Competitiveness in the Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics. “These awards represent the hard work and dedication of Davis College faculty and staff.”

Major Award(s):

  • “Review of the Evidence-Based Food Safety Education Program Called Produce Safety University” (USDA Food & Nutrition Service Agricultural Research Service, $600,000) Angela Shaw, Professor Department of Animal and Food Sciences, along with Department of Agricultural Education & Communications professors David Lawver, Todd Brashears and John Rayfield.
  • “Improved Field Classification and Laboratory Measurements of Soil Structure for Incorporating Measurements of Large-Scale Hydrologic Processes and Soil Change Models” (USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, for $491,478) Daniel Hirmas, B. L. Allen Endowed Chair in Pedology, Department of Plant & Soil Science

Other Awards: 

  • Noureddine Abidi, Plant & Soil Science
  • Mindy Brashears, Animal & Food Sciences
  • Robert Cox, Natural Resources Management
  • Sanjit Deb, Plant & Soil Science
  • Peter Dotray, Plant & Soil Science
  • Alejandro Echeverry, Animal & Food Sciences
  • Nathan Hall, Animal & Food Sciences
  • Krishna Jagadish, Plant & Soil Science
  • Conrad Lyford, Agricultural & Applied Economics
  • Mark Miller, Animal & Food Sciences
  • Megha Parajulee, Plant & Soil Science
  • Reynaldo Patino, Natural Resources Management
  • Glen Ritchie, Plant & Soil Science
  • Rupinder Saini, Plant & Soil Science
  • Marcos Sanchez-Plata, Animal & Food Sciences
  • Matthew Siebecker, Plant & Soil Science
  • Lindsay Slaughter, Plant & Soil Science
  • Anastasia Stellato, Animal & Food Sciences
  • Richard Stevens, Natural Resources Management


This story was first published in the Davis College NewsCenter. See the original article here.