Erica Irlbeck, Ed.D., a professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications received the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Excellence in College and University Teaching in Food and Agricultural Sciences award in 2021.
Colton Campbell, current agricultural teacher and meat judging coach at Denver City High School, reminisces on his journey from champion to coach.
Gordon Davis, Ph.D., and his wife Joyce announced a historic $44 million gift to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. The college has been renamed the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in his honor.
In 2021, five of the 10 teams housed in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences within the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources brought home a national championship.
Texas Tech University’s loved mascot retires in his 10th year serving as Fearless Champion.
The fourth-generation farmer from Kress, Texas, has committed decades to the cotton and sorghum industries. Throughout his farming career, Evans constantly worked on his craft of improving his farming practices. “It is important to tell our story,” Evans said. “Every farmer I know cares about the soil, sustainability, and more. There is a story about being the stewards of the land.”
Jillian Pfeuffer quickly fell in love with the animal science program at Texas Tech and wanted to become more involved with the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
With economic uncertainty, helplessness to weather and seclusion constant tension is placed on farmers. Extreme stress, anxiety and depression has brought the mental health of farmers into scrutiny.
Texas attorney Garrett Couts grew up in a household that bled scarlet and black for Texas Tech University. It was in Pampa, Texas, where he was surrounded by agriculture, showing and breeding swine. He was a book worm with strong interest in politics and wanting to go to Washington, D.C., and had two teachers in high school who pushed him to attend law school.
People know when they have found their home away from home, and for Tanner Rex, Texas Tech University is just that. It’s become the place he would never want to leave.
In 2020, following Covid-19, Scott Burris, Ph.D., chair for the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, and his team implemented three value statements that would go on to shape the department into what it is now. The values served as a road map for navigating the unusual and trying time that they would soon face. Go Beyond, Invest in Others, and Create a Collaborative Culture are demonstrated daily amongst the students and faculty.
Macie Miller, a junior at Texas Tech, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education with a minor in political science and legal studies.
Modhurima Amin and Syed Badruddoza are proud to be Red Raiders- but their journey to get here is quite interesting.
Don’t be afraid to try new things and make those opportunities happen for yourself.
Early mornings and full days have been a constant in Claire Shelton’s life. From early morning feeding growing up to early morning classes now, her 6:30 a.m. alarm has been set the whole time.
Cindy Akers creates a positive atmosphere for everyone around her. Influencing the Davis College culture, sharing her drive for leadership and always putting students first allows for her to elevate excellence.
A Texas Tech Ag Comm alum has great success selling turquoise jewelry.
Sara Garcia is a Texas Tech University undergraduate plant and soil science major with a concentration in viticulture and enology. Garcia took on a unique path after receiving her first bachelor’s degree.
A strong will and a good work ethic has landscape architecture student Kyle Seaback headed in the right direction.
As the fourth generation of the Spurlock family prepares to pass down their legacy, Texas Corn Producers provided an easy-to-use tool to help pass down the farm in a successful succession.
Successfully helping children one horse at a time.
The agricultural communications program at Texas Tech University introduced a new high-impact learning experience called the “ACOM Block” in 2017. The Block is a series of four courses designed to mimic a comprehensive, real-world workplace experience for students before they graduate from the program.