Peanut harvest had just started in Shallowater, Texas. Dust was rolling through the air, and the headlights of the combine could be seen for miles. Inside the Furgeson house, a newborn had broken out in hives, with her belly and legs covered in whelps.
In 1907, a group of cotton representatives from around the globe met to resolve key issues throughout the […]
The judging programs at Texas Tech have built an unprecedented reputation on the premise of the students’ character and service to others. Students are challenged mentally, emotionally and physically to better themselves as both individuals and competitors.
Technology is a driving force for society. As defined by Webster’s Dictionary, technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry. Farming is no exception.
A couple of cowboys were riding the canyons off the caprock in West Texas before daylight to bring in cows and calves for a full day’s work of branding. As the cowboys sat on top of a hill looking out over the canyon, the sun slowly crept above the horizon. Warm oranges and golds filled the early morning sky.
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.
As the agricultural industry grows, so does the need for industry leaders. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the demand for large animal veterinarians is increasing.
“It’s been great to see the growth in the department, but right now we are basically busting at the seams,” Orth said. “We need more facilities. We need more space. That’s becoming a critical issue because if we keep growing at say a 15-20 percent clip, I don’t know what we’re going to do.”
The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Texas Tech University now offers classes to learn how to properly arrange floral arrangement as a specialization.
Nearly 80 years ago, the original candy man known as “Mr. Goodart” moved from rural Anton, Texas, to […]
Industrial hemp; the misunderstood cousin of marijuana. This crop once dominated the landscape of American agriculture with upwards […]
The Texas High Plains is home to roughly 4,000 acres of commercial vineyards and about 80 percent of […]
Living in West Texas, cotton fields are a common sight to the population. When you drive down the […]
The wide, open plains and seemingly endless blue skies of the Texas panhandle feels worlds away from the […]
At an early age, I learned how to drive a truck and trailer hauling livestock. When I received […]
What can you do to reduce food waste in your home? I remember when I was younger, going […]
Agriculture is the most significant and important industry in the world simply because it is responsible for feeding, […]
How the global vitamin shortage is affecting the agriculture feed industry. Growing up do you remember your mother […]
Have you ever wondered ‘What the heck is agricultural communications?’ Have you ever asked someone what exactly ag […]
There is no question that the number of family-run farms and ranches in America are on a fast […]
Growing up on a cotton farm in the Texas Panhandle, my family directly benefits from the work of […]
I often complain to my friends about being “over-stimulated.” The creeping feeling usually manifests while I’m at a […]