The Agriculturist has long been a staple capstone experience for agricultural communications students at Texas Tech University. Students in […]
Strong winds, flowing water, sun rays, earth’s warmth, and products of the earth, all sources of energy that propose a seemingly perfect solution to so many problems, but at what cost? Renewable energy sources can be pushed as the possible answer to greenhouse gas emissions, but what price is being paid for this reduction?
Hailing from south Georgia, Ginger Orton is studying to make an impact on the future of agriculture. Ginger, an agricultural communications doctoral student at the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, has dedicated her research to climate change communications.
Instead of red roses for Valentine’s Day in 2021, Texans received a heavy blanket of white snow and thick ice from the Panhandle to the Rio Grande River. An avalanche of actions ensued to provide food, water and power to people across the entire state.
Hunter Harris grew up in Abilene, Texas, and graduates from Texas Tech University in May 2023, with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications, and a minor in political science.
One of the main features that draw students to Texas Tech’s campus is the academics and what opportunities are offered to the students. High Impact Learning has become a growing trend among the different curricula offered.
Tim Lust, CEO at National Sorghum Producers, received the phone call of a lifetime. He then was able to spread the news with the rest of the NSP office and let them know their hard work has paid off. They were awarded a $65 million grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Program.
Urzula Carrillo, a first-generation student, from Dallas, Texas, transferred to Texas Tech University to be a part of […]
Trevor Johnson of Crowell, Texas, bleeds red and black. As a Texas Tech University agricultural and applied economics […]
Many students within the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources have opportunities to assist professors with research while pursuing their undergraduate degrees.
High impact learning can be experienced both inside and outside of the classroom. Many people say, if you come to Texas Tech University, you can get more experiences that you cannot get in other places.
The Ogallala Aquifer has been the main source of agricultural and municipal expansion across the High Plains for the last hundred years. Due to its use, farmers today have seen this non-renewable resource slowly recede, producing less water for the high demands asked of it.
“You’ve got to let the general public know about where their food and fiber is coming from.”
It’s good to do for others. When you make someone smile, it makes you smile as well… The more you give, the more you get back, even though you’re not looking for that.
Many roads converge in the Hub City, some beginning as far away as Russia. Julia Shamshina, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Texas Tech University’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, has taken a unique path to Lubbock, Texas.
Cline is a senior, agricultural communications major, who has been working in her internship position since May 2022.
Born and raised in Holliday, Texas, Marshal Gillit has been heavily involved in agriculture throughout her life.
There are not many places where a wide variety of cultures that span centuries gather together in one time and place. Within each is a history that celebrates humanity and the advances that have brought civilization to where it is today. Lubbock, Texas, is one of those places.
The West Texas wine industry has capitalized on making wine more approachable to all audiences, all while having […]
Texas Tech University is turning 100 and what better way to celebrate than with a special wine developed […]
Please check back soon to see all the great stories coming in the next issue of The Agriculturist.
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.