“We do what we can to enhance all their life initiatives,” said Trevor. “We feel like it’s our civic duty to do that. We just want to help fill the needs so the community prospers.”
In true West Texas fashion, Texas Tech University and its surrounding communities came together, overcame tremendous obstacles, and, against all odds, finally got the veterinary school they had waited so long for.
Wenwei Xu, Ph.D., is a leading corn scientist in Lubbock, Texas. He is currently working on many specialty projects to help West Texas farmers conserve water while still making a profit.
As the importance of agricultural education increases, the National Ranching Heritage Center continues to provide educators with innovative […]
Whether he is walking the halls of Capitol Hill advocating for the southern plains cotton industry or driving a tractor through the red dirt of Crosby County, Texas, Steve Verett has left his footprint on the agriculture industry.
What makes the perfect cup of coffee?
In April 2018, Kerry Mayfield founded Tierras Planas Roasters and transitioned into a full-time coffee roasting career and begin learning how to make the perfect cup.
Although only 26, Martin has years of experience after having helped his Father on the farm when he was a young teen. He knew he wanted to be a farmer when farming became a lifestyle and not a hobby. Years later, Martin is active on and off of the farm, working to inform both those within and outside of the ag industry.
Leaving Las Vegas with a high chin, a trophy saddle in the back seat, and a victory lap around the Thomas and Mack is merely a fantasy for almost anyone who’s ever sat in the saddle. For 19-year-old Texas Tech University student and rodeo athlete, Chet Weitz, his first taste of Vegas came at the ripe age of three.
Barry Street’s background in agriculture paved the way to where he is today and the impact he is making within the Texas Tech and West Texas communities.
John Duff can be described as a man of many hats. He oversees two roles, one with National Sorghum Producers and another with United Sorghum Checkoff Program; he was a key individual during the sorghum industry’s involvement in the China Trade War, and is the host of the Sorghum Smart Talk podcast.
A recent high school graduate from a rural West Texas town stepped onto the Texas Tech University campus in fall of 2000 – the turn of a new century. She knew three things: she loved agriculture, she enjoyed politics, and she had absolutely no idea what she wanted to be when she “grew up.” Yet, there she stood, meeting with her academic adviser, “all grown up.”
Hotel Turkey, a historical icon in Turkey, Texas, built in 1927, was a place Pat and Tina Carson regularly drove by and wished they could buy and restore. When the owner, a friend of the Carsons, offered to sell it to them, their wish came true.
A mission group of eight travel over open sewer systems on less than ideal roads in a country that experiences conditions most probably cannot even imagine. They pull up to see kids happily playing with a soccer ball in wet, muddy dirt. The kids are excited to see the mission group who are coming to paint their home, an orphanage. The excitement on the kids’ faces make them forget the conditions and they truly understand the reason they are there: to make life better for those less fortunate.
Faith and Caleb Snapp, two visually impaired goat showmen, continue to defy the odds every day. They prove that through a life of a determination, resilience and kindness, anything is possible. As they prepare for college, the twins reflect back on their time in agriculture as two blind individuals who changed the way the show industry accommodates students with disabilities.
Growing up in Lubbock and being more interested in theater than cotton, this CEO has had the opportunity to direct his own play – except instead of on a stage – his actors are staff members at the South Plains Food Bank.
A juicy, thick cut hamburger patty sizzling on the seasoned bars of a smoky grill has long been an American staple. Topped with a slice of melty sharp cheddar, watery lettuce, and succulent tomato slices, what meat eaters have always known as a hamburger is changing as the market landscape is adapting to consumers demands.
Ryder sold his Grand Champion Polled Hereford for a record-breaking $300,000 at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, the biggest steer show in Texas. He and Cupid Shuffle shocked the stock show world by being the first Hereford breed to win the top prize in Fort Worth since 1982 and the first recording of a Polled Hereford to ever win the show.