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.
Towering above the landscape in the southwest corner of the National Ranching Heritage Center grounds, the Canon Ranch Eclipse Windmill is an iconic image of western heritage and culture among the cityscape of Lubbock, Texas.
In 2020, following Covid-19, Scott Burris, Ph.D., chair for the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, and his team implemented three value statements that would go on to shape the department into what it is now. The values served as a road map for navigating the unusual and trying time that they would soon face. Go Beyond, Invest in Others, and Create a Collaborative Culture are demonstrated daily amongst the students and faculty.
As the fourth generation of the Spurlock family prepares to pass down their legacy, Texas Corn Producers provided an easy-to-use tool to help pass down the farm in a successful succession.
The agricultural communications program at Texas Tech University introduced a new high-impact learning experience called the “ACOM Block” in 2017. The Block is a series of four courses designed to mimic a comprehensive, real-world workplace experience for students before they graduate from the program.
The Department of Plant and Soil Science continues to provide knowledge, nutrients and a harmonious atmosphere at Texas Tech.
Texas attorney Garrett Couts grew up in a household that bled scarlet and black for Texas Tech University. It was in Pampa, Texas, where he was surrounded by agriculture, showing and breeding swine. He was a book worm with strong interest in politics and wanting to go to Washington, D.C., and had two teachers in high school who pushed him to attend law school.
Don’t be afraid to try new things and make those opportunities happen for yourself.
Successfully helping children one horse at a time.
Adjusting to her new job in AEC department has been fun for Preiss. She loves the small supportive atmosphere, endless accountable connections, and the feeling of a familiar job with the change of environment.
West Texas native, Monica Craven, joined the faculty team at Texas Tech University in January of 2022.
Laura Fischer, Ph.D., assistant professor of agricultural communications in the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
Maci Wisdom, a Peaster, Texas native, began her college career at Texas Tech University in the Fall of 2020 to pursue a degree in Animal Science with a concentration in pre-med.
The culture built through producers working to meet the specifications of the brand to provide consumers with performing product is the cornerstone of CAB. All parts work together through every single stage of the cycle to ensure that what is being created internally is being presented externally.
Sitting in her current office at a job she is passionate about, Stephanie Pruitt glances down at a photo of her beautiful family and reflects on her journey of how she got here.
“I mean, it’s those kinds of things that are the cool moments, the cool memories,” Doerfert said. “It’s not the awards. It’s those moments when I see someone successful because maybe I had a little bit to do with it. That’s my reward. That’s the thing that make me happy.” – David Doerfert
The Sorghum Checkoff continues to seek ways to connect international buyers to U.S. sorghum. If seeing is believing, they hope to continue promoting the belief in the superiority of U.S. sorghum by providing buyers with opportunities to see their product – whether that be traditionally or virtually.
Once a pharmacy technician, an assistant director at a daycare, a baker, and a bank teller, Amanda Garcia, now works as a business manager for the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications at Texas Tech University. She has been working for Texas Tech for four years and cannot say enough about how good Texas Tech staff have been to her.
As Texas Tech University students this past fall walked back on the campus they called their ‘home away […]
“Her wealth of knowledge of the agriculture industry and her ability to connect with our faculty makes her an outstanding asset to our team,” Bratcher said. “She understands agricultural science and is in her element when surrounded by agriculturalists.”
“Everything I’ve [previously] done is all connected now because I’m working with all my friends and contacts I made while in Lubbock, Austin and Washington, D.C.,” Adams said. “Texas Farm Bureau has allowed me to gain countless new contacts which in-turn help enact good ag policy in D.C. I love working directly for farmers and ranchers and Texas Farm Bureau; you can’t find a better place to work if you’re going to serve the ag community.”
“Her strength is, without a shadow of a doubt, her ability to communicate,” McBride said. “She has great researching ability and boundaries that are on all sides of the argument.”