CSI lab or aquatic lab? When stepping into Barnes, Ph.D., aquatics lab, it feels as if you’re stepping into a CSI Lab watching students look through microscopes at swabs from drinking glasses and door handles in search of DNA.
Shafer developed a passion for landscape design by qualifying for the national landscape design contest through FFA. This opened his mind up to the concept of landscape design, which led him to want to pursue a career in landscape architecture.
Nearly 80 years ago, Franklin D. Roosevelt declared the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor “a day that will live in infamy,” and it certainly has. On that day, the course of history was forever altered, and so, too, were the lives of many families in the Texas Panhandle.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday college life, hundreds of Texas Tech University students pass by the Dairy Barn, unaware of its profound history and present-day purpose. However, 50 years ago, many students’ lives, and educations, depended on the Dairy Barn.
“Everything I’ve [previously] done is all connected now because I’m working with all my friends and contacts I made while in Lubbock, Austin and Washington, D.C.,” Adams said. “Texas Farm Bureau has allowed me to gain countless new contacts which in-turn help enact good ag policy in D.C. I love working directly for farmers and ranchers and Texas Farm Bureau; you can’t find a better place to work if you’re going to serve the ag community.”
With faith leading perseverance, integrity nurturing successful land stewardship, strength stimulating empowerment, and excellence keeping the legendary Four Sixes Ranch alive, the 150-year-old operation carries a legacy like no other.
“My job is to the best of my ability and the dog’s ability to protect American ag from potential pests, diseases, invasive plant species, to also protect endangered or protected species of animals or plants,” Jordan said.