Imagine the guy across the room who has a constant smile on his face and can talk to anyone. He remembers everyone he meets, their name and their interests. His love of life radiates through his smile. Obviously, that guy cares about the people he interacts with, strangers and all.
“I’ve never wanted to do anything else.”
Today in the agricultural industry there is a growing importance for qualified individuals who understand the industry and all its moving parts. The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is helping fill that void with leaders who are well educated about the industry.
Tom, Dan, and Ben Griffin graduated from Texas Tech University like their father, and are the fifth generation to manage a portion of the family ranch in Borden County, Texas.
In the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications at Texas Tech University, the students are many. Some have followed in their parents’ and even their grandparents’ footsteps to take their knowledge of the agricultural industry to the next level. Mary Lou Flom has been a vital part of the intellectual growth of these young minds for 40 years, working behind the scenes in the department as the administrative business assistant.
Freshmen attending orientation at Texas Tech University are separated according to college for advising. Students from various colleges walk into the advising office to learn what classes they need to register for before they are sent out on their own to complete the task of registration. Most students meet with someone who works in an office year-round. There is one college on campus, however, that does things a little differently than others.
Every great work of art is the product of a unique process. The famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is made up of at least 30 separate layers of paint, 86 changes were made to Thomas Jefferson’s initial draft of the Declaration of Independence before finalizing it, and Lubbock’s finest bronze sculpture artist, Garland Weeks, uses an eight-step process for each of his masterpieces. Weeks’ masterpieces consist of more than just his sculptures, but also his lifelong legacy.
As a young girl growing up in Garland, Texas, it may have been hard for Christi Chadwell to imagine that her life today would consist of new conversations and meetings with farmers. A gift from her parents on her tenth birthday would shape her career path.
Before taking the agricultural publications course, Murph worked in the CASNR Development and Alumni Relations office as a student assistant, where she currently works today, while also focusing on her studies.
Murph said she believes she was chosen as graphics editor for The Agriculturist because of her work experience.
“I really am thankful for the experience I got in that class,” Murph said. “I was able to learn a bit more than just the news writing side of things, which is all I had in my background. This took my writing to the next level.”
Just north of Petersburg, in the High Plains of West Texas, lies what seems to be dry, unmanaged fields. The surface is cracked from the heat, and corn cobs from the past harvest litter the fields. But what actually lies in RN Hopper’s fields is anything but dry and unkempt. Beneath the surface is a world breaming with life and a future in sustainable agriculture.
Returning to the farm meant living out a life-long dream for Jeremy Brown. Yet, it was risky. He had a dependable desk job, but that wasn’t the life he wanted. Brown not only continued on the legacy of being a fourth generation farmer; he also attended college at Texas Tech University.
Pinkerton’s Distillery is original to West Texas and is the first and only distillery in Lubbock to produce rum. When explaining the distillation process, Lucas is proud that his products are 100 percent Texan.
During his college days, Stetson Corman proudly wore the Texas Tech Rodeo Team’s black vest with the Double […]
After graduating from Texas Tech in 2009, Braden Gruhlkey had to make a tough choice: would he be an ag teacher, or would he pursue the difficult and risky lifestyle of being a farmer?
The 37th Annual Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Young Alumni Awards Reception and Dinner were held for the College […]
The Texas Alliance for Water Conservation is working to help farmers utilize technology to conserve underground water. The […]
Texas Tech University and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources have finalized plans to renovate the […]
As preparation for the 2018 Farm Bill begins, state and national farm groups are ramping up their advocacy […]
The High Plains Wine and Food Foundation of Texas held the annual Cork and Pork event on March […]
Taking the reins as the new executive director of the National Ranching Heritage Center has brought Jim Bret Campbell’s career full circle.
“We pulled ourselves up out of the ashes of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, and we built the most efficient, safest and productive food production system that the world has ever known.”
Spurs scraping against the porch steps, Cooper swipes off his hat and shuffles his way inside his simple ranch home. Kissing Holly on the forehead, he scoops up his baby girl and says a silent prayer of thankfulness for the life he feels blessed to live and the dream he gets to live daily.