As he walked out the front door of his farmhouse, he met the crisp winter morning with an eagerness that comes with a new beginning. While this farm was familiar ground to 21-year-old Layton Schur, this day was the start of something new. He may have grown up on this farm, but now he was a real farmer.
Category Archive: Fall 2017 Issue
In 1971, the American Economic Association started a committee dedicated to tracking the number of women in the economics profession. Despite the committee’s hope of seeing the relatively low representation of women in economics increase over the years, a 2016 report from AEA suggested little progress had been made. However, the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech is changing that stat.
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.
The West Texas landscape holds a plethora of natural beauty that is often overlooked in landscape design. Utilizing native plants in landscaping architecture is a major factor in the care of the landscape. The West Texas Garden project is a collaborative effort aimed at creating a new standard of sustainable landscaping in West Texas.
Ten years ago, sorghum, an ancient gluten-free grain, rich in health benefits, was nearly non-existent on grocery store shelves. Now, sorghum is one of the top food trends of 2017. How did this grain known more for its use as a livestock feed, come roaring into the food spotlight?
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.
On a cold winter day in 2014, three Texas Tech animal science faculty members scribbled notes on a napkin in a Lubbock coffee shop. Their goal was to move the department beyond its traditional agriculture focus, by giving it a new and unique dimension.
Texas Tech University awarded 12 individuals this year with its Presidential Graduate Fellowship. The fellowship recruits and attracts experienced doctoral students from all across the United States and the world.
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.
Each new day may bring new tasks and adventures, but for this man, a day in this life […]
The hot and dry growing conditions that often accompany the growing season in Hale County, Texas, can really put farmers in a pickle. However, some farmers in West Texas say the tough growing conditions are no big “dill.” When driving through Hale County, one can expect to see cotton or wheat in the fields, but many would be surprised to see cucumbers growing.
When Lindsay Hamer started her communications internship at the Texas Peanut Producers Board, she thought she had a good understanding of what her day-to-day responsibilities would be: writing press releases, making social media posts, and answering phones. But as she climbed into the 8-foot tall Tex P. Nut mascot uniform, she started to wonder what she had gotten herself into.
“I really wish I could somehow speak loud enough that somebody would hear and make it easier for kids to grow this business.”
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University has a reputation for taking care of its students.
With our world’s rapidly increasing population and growing demand for food, innovation in the agricultural industry is more […]
Established in 2014, the High Plains Chapter of The Wine and Food Foundation is a membership-based, non-profit organization […]
LUBBOCK, TX – Given the deadline to revise a bill in 12 to18 months, cotton farmers and legislators […]
The Texas Tech University Department of Animal and Food Sciences is using its new animal shelter management course […]
In January, the Food and Drug Administration introduced a final rule that regulates the use of veterinary feed […]
New Partnership Program to Benefit Farmers, Environment
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) partnered with the High Plains Underground Water Conservation […]
The United Sorghum Checkoff Program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Services are teaming up to […]
The 67-year-old Agricultural Education and Communications building is getting a facelift in the spring and summer of 2017. […]