The Fat Tire Cowboys are a group of Texans, primarily raised on the Llano Estacado, who share a background in agriculture and passion for aviation. What began with a simple YouTube post has blossomed into an international brand under the leadership of Bryan Rosa, from Tahoka, Texas. Rosa is better known as “La Rosa” to the other cowboys and their 28,000 followers across social media applications.
I grew through this experience. I grew in how I approach communicating the efforts of agriculture to others. I grew in my own confidence and trusting my instinct. I grew in my faith and dependence on Christ when I feel somewhat alone or afraid. It was revealed to me who I am and what I am passionate about, and I owe it all to you, Australia.
From a young age, Kristina Butts was involved in the agriculture and cattle industries. Because of that background, Kristina thought she would find a job within production agriculture after she graduated. Like many students, however—because of an opportunity to intern in Washington, D.C.—those plans changed. That opportunity blossomed into years of work in D.C., but more importantly, that opportunity grew into a habit of mentoring.
“I think having that hobby and that passion basically saved my life.”
Not many people can say their family has been continuously farming since Colonial times. Andy Timmons of Lubbock, […]
Last November, it took 98 crew members two weeks to plant 58,600 tulip bulbs across Texas Tech’s campus, including 8,300 golden and 50,300 Appledoorn varieties.
The air is cool and dry with the usual Lubbock breeze blowing.
In the middle of a burglary trial in a small West Texas town, the 19-year-old defendant is asked by the district attorney if he was in town the night the crime occurred. On the front row of the courtroom, invested but not attached to the case, sat a local attorney and his young daughter. When the defendant responded, ‘No,’ the girl stood up and in a loud, confident manner said, ‘He’s lying!’”
As a kid, Brandon Ray would head up to Palo Duro Canyon once or twice a year to visit his grandparents’ ranch that has been in the Ray family since 1948. When Ray realized he could go to college at Texas Tech University, only an hour and a half from the ranch, he knew that was where he was meant to be.
By doing more than just observing, Greene was able to paint not from a picture he took but what he felt in those moments. By living, breathing and working in the atmospheres ranch cowboys are in every day, Greene instills those emotions in each piece of artwork he creates.
On Jan. 2, 2017, in Amarillo, Texas, four children died and five others were hospitalized after a pesticide, previously applied, was sprayed with water under their mobile home, which produced a toxic phosphine gas.
On a tranquil spring evening, Jerod Foster spoke to his students as the sun descended into the mountains. A golden light was thrown across the El Solitario in the heart of Big Bend Ranch State Park and illuminated the desert sky with vibrant pink shadows.
“From that day forward he kinda instilled in me to just be Fearless.”
Katy Jane Seaton wears many hats – mother, farm wife, advocate and business woman – just to name a few. Seaton has spent 17 years in the wine industry, 14 of those in Texas advocating for wine growers and eventually becoming one herself. She now owns Farmhouse Vineyards in Meadow, Texas, with her husband, along with his sister and brother-in-law. When she is not managing her business, Seaton travels the state and the nation to fight for winegrowers’ rights and for their place in agriculture.
“I’ve always been told and appreciate that the only real justification for veterinary medicine is to improve human health.”
The alarm goes off. Annette swings her feet off the bed and places them into her work shoes. She walks into her kitchen and makes a pot of coffee for her husband Mike. Annette calls for her trusted dog, Jackie, and walks down to her barn. She hears a faint cry in the distance and smiles in relief. As the barn door opens, a new kid goat is spotted laying in the hay.
I t’s a warm summer evening, the smell of BBQ is in the air, children are laughing in […]
The Bayer Museum of Agriculture has begun the process of what will ultimately be a new addition that solidifies it as a place to educate visitors of all ages about agriculture.
When I look into my culture and I compare that to what happened here, I want to bring those experiences here and expand their scope.
F or more than 15 years, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has traveled more than […]
“We wanted to set forth that our department is in a revitalization stage,” Palacios said. “We wanted to get the word out there and get that bus rolling.”
Not always serious, Dr. Brown enjoys reading past issues of the Agriculturist in his free time.