Growing up in Lubbock and being more interested in theater than cotton, this CEO has had the opportunity to direct his own play – except instead of on a stage – his actors are staff members at the South Plains Food Bank.
“We do what we can to enhance all their life initiatives,” said Trevor. “We feel like it’s our civic duty to do that. We just want to help fill the needs so the community prospers.”
In true West Texas fashion, Texas Tech University and its surrounding communities came together, overcame tremendous obstacles, and, against all odds, finally got the veterinary school they had waited so long for.
Wenwei Xu, Ph.D., is a leading corn scientist in Lubbock, Texas. He is currently working on many specialty projects to help West Texas farmers conserve water while still making a profit.
Sitting in an office surrounded by taxidermy, maps of Texas and legal documents, Captain Aryn Corley gives a flawless impersonation of Superman amidst countless jokes and belly laughter that can be heard down the hall.
As the importance of agricultural education increases, the National Ranching Heritage Center continues to provide educators with innovative […]
Whether he is walking the halls of Capitol Hill advocating for the southern plains cotton industry or driving a tractor through the red dirt of Crosby County, Texas, Steve Verett has left his footprint on the agriculture industry.
What makes the perfect cup of coffee?
In April 2018, Kerry Mayfield founded Tierras Planas Roasters and transitioned into a full-time coffee roasting career and begin learning how to make the perfect cup.
Jordan, “is one of the most impressive underclassmen I’ve ever seen based on some of the research projects she has participated in,” Dr. Glen Ritchie, Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University, said.
From training and competing in Ironman races, to a new position right before a global pandemic, you could […]
Jessica Marsh grew up in Liberty Hill, Texas and is now an animal science major at Texas Tech University. Marsh was raised on her family’s farm where she first gained her passion for agriculture through her father’s roping horses. The responsibilities the animals gave Marsh in her early childhood laid the foundation for her future endeavors.
The base of the Appalachian Mountains in Cleveland, Georgia, is not the place you would expect to find a Texas Tech Red Raider. Bucky Jackson, however, is not the typical young man.
Although only 26, Martin has years of experience after having helped his Father on the farm when he was a young teen. He knew he wanted to be a farmer when farming became a lifestyle and not a hobby. Years later, Martin is active on and off of the farm, working to inform both those within and outside of the ag industry.
Leaving Las Vegas with a high chin, a trophy saddle in the back seat, and a victory lap around the Thomas and Mack is merely a fantasy for almost anyone who’s ever sat in the saddle. For 19-year-old Texas Tech University student and rodeo athlete, Chet Weitz, his first taste of Vegas came at the ripe age of three.
Reinventing Goodwill purchases with fashionable paint and horse-shaped sponges was the norm for Andrea Glenn in college. Glenn, owner of The Rusty Rose, a southern boutique, always found unique ways to channel her creativity into crafty creations, but she never thought she would carry her creativity into starting her own business.
“Every single class that I took within plant and soil science prepared me for my first job in the wine industry,” Keele said.
Barry Street’s background in agriculture paved the way to where he is today and the impact he is making within the Texas Tech and West Texas communities.
John Duff can be described as a man of many hats. He oversees two roles, one with National Sorghum Producers and another with United Sorghum Checkoff Program; he was a key individual during the sorghum industry’s involvement in the China Trade War, and is the host of the Sorghum Smart Talk podcast.
A recent high school graduate from a rural West Texas town stepped onto the Texas Tech University campus in fall of 2000 – the turn of a new century. She knew three things: she loved agriculture, she enjoyed politics, and she had absolutely no idea what she wanted to be when she “grew up.” Yet, there she stood, meeting with her academic adviser, “all grown up.”
The Texas Tech Ranch Horse Team has a reputation of winning multiple national and reserve national championship titles, but the new head coach wants more for his students than winning in the show pen.
Hotel Turkey, a historical icon in Turkey, Texas, built in 1927, was a place Pat and Tina Carson regularly drove by and wished they could buy and restore. When the owner, a friend of the Carsons, offered to sell it to them, their wish came true.
“By the time Elise was 4 months old she had already flown across the country on 6 different flights. I’ve never felt more angry stares while boarding planes but overall people were nice and accommodating to us. We just did what we had to do.” Kate explains.
A Panhandle native and a leading export in her field of nutrition and energetic in beef cattle has brought her expertise to Texas Tech as the new Thornton Distinguished Chair.