To say Austin Haynes is immersed in life at Texas Tech University is an understatement. His involvement throughout activities on campus have set him up for a bright future ahead.
Originally from Brownwood, Texas, Haynes is a senior planning to graduate in December of 2022. He chose Texas Tech because he really liked the agriculture department, specifically the people involved throughout the department.
“I really loved the campus tour and getting to meet several different professors,” Haynes said, thinking back on his initial Texas Tech visit. “Meeting everyone just kind of made me think this is where I needed to be.”
Now, Haynes’ campus activities include the Ambassadors for Agriculture in the Davis College. Students involved in this program spread stories and opportunities for the youth in agriculture. He served as vice president last year, and currently serves as president. Haynes and his team advocate on behalf of the agricultural industry by going to different events and getting to network with people and educating them about agriculture.
“This has been something that has been a big part of my experience on campus,” Haynes said. “I’ve really enjoyed this program and I would encourage anybody on campus who is thinking about coming to Texas Tech,” said Haynes.
Haynes is also a member of the Agriculture Future of America professional development organization. He got involved through attending an AFA Leaders Conference. AFA gives him the chance to network with students from different agriculture colleges across the nation.
“I’m a busy guy, this life takes some organization and a great work ethic”
Haynes recently started a new job this year as a legal aid in the City of Lubbock, City Attorney’s Office. Haynes will be analyzing and scanning legal documents, making sure documents and information are available upon request.
Haynes also values his on-campus experiences in an educational setting.
“There are several other professors who I’ve been able to connect with on a personal basis and consider them to be mentors and friends,” Haynes said. “I really have enjoyed getting to know them on a personal level. I think that’s the beauty of the whole in-person education is that you get to develop connections like that.”
“I’ve really enjoyed this program and I would encourage anybody on campus who is thinking about coming to Texas Tech.”Austin Haynes
In his free time, Haynes enjoys hunting and fishing. He also enjoys spending time with his fiancé whom he met at Texas Tech; the two became engaged in September 2021.
Haynes future plans after graduation include applying to law school. He would like to work in the field of agriculture law.
Haynes’ father, who is an attorney, has been a big influence in his life.
“Growing up, my wonderful father, who loves and wants the best for me in my career, instilled my faith in Christ,” Haynes said. “He also taught me how to work hard and stay determined in my journey.”
“I really have enjoyed getting to know them on a personal level. I think that’s the beauty of the whole in-person education is that you get to develop connections like that,” said Haynes.