Kade Miller grew up in several small towns in the Texas Panhandle or West Texas, with his parents, twin sister, MacKenzi, and two younger brothers, Kollier and Kirby. Miller graduated from Panhandle High School in Panhandle, Texas. Both of his parents were teachers, and Miller recalls seven years where both his mother and father taught him. From a young age, Miller wanted to grow up to be an agricultural education teacher like his father.
“I have seen first-hand the opportunities that my dad presents to his students and how those translate into life after high school,” Miller stated.
Making the decision on where to go to college was easy for Miller. One word described Texas Tech University for Miller: home. Miller is proud to be a second-generation Red Raider.
“In high school I never pictured myself calling Lubbock home,” Miller said. “I always said, ‘My parents went there, so there is no way I will be going to Texas Tech.’ It wasn’t until I came to the Texas Tech campus, toured, and talked to faculty in the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources that I knew there was no other place to be other than Texas Tech University.”
Miller chose to major in animal science with a concentration in production. Miller is also actively involved within the Davis College in organizations such as Block and Bridle Club, Agri-Techsans, Ambassadors for Agriculture, Meat Science Association, and the Matador Institute of Leadership Engagement, or MILE Program. Miller is also the assistant coach for the Texas Tech Wool Judging team in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences.
Miller made the decision to be a part of these organizations, he said, because they all focus on service, whether that is through leadership or meeting community needs.
For Miller, Texas Tech has offered a home, strong friendships, and a place to explore passions.
“My biggest advice for incoming [or] potential students would be to get involved,” he said, because it makes the transition from high school to college life easier. “No matter your interest, whether it is meat science or plant and soil sciences, there is a club, organization or group waiting for new members in the Davis College.”