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.
Jillian Pfeuffer quickly fell in love with the animal science program at Texas Tech and wanted to become more involved with the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
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.
The Texas Tech University Meat Science program provides hands-on experiential learning for all students.
Dedication is the word that commonly describes the Texas Tech Ranch Horse Team.
Derek Rios considers himself a non-traditional ag student from Hilmar, California.
Brashears is excited to bring her experiences she gained in Washington D.C., back to her career at Texas Tech and incorporate those skills into her everyday roles as a faculty member. From teaching students, to leading several research projects, she will now be able to add a new dimension to the work that she is currently doing.
Shae Suttle is now a junior animal science major with a concentration in meat science major at Texas Tech. Concluding her 2020 judging year, Texas Tech came out on top as national champions. Suttle and her team did an amazing job of upholding Texas Tech’s meat judging team’s winning reputation.
“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.
Shafer developed a passion for landscape design by qualifying for the national landscape design contest through FFA. This opened his mind up to the concept of landscape design, which led him to want to pursue a career in landscape architecture.
What was known as a meat shortage to many felt like an opportunity for Raider Red Meats to shine.
Sitting in an office surrounded by taxidermy, maps of Texas and legal documents, Captain Aryn Corley gives a flawless impersonation of Superman amidst countless jokes and belly laughter that can be heard down the hall.
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.”
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.
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.
Walking through the doors of the freshly cleaned animal shelter, Allison Andrukonis’ ears filled with barking dogs. Passing dogs row by row, she selected the one lucky dog of the day. Today, a trip to the ice cream shop was on the menu for this special pup.
Dale Woerner is known for his excellence in meat science, but more importantly, known by the passion he has for his students.
“The saying that it takes a village to raise a kid was really true for me,” Ainsley said. “There were multiple people in my life who influenced me and helped raise me, and when I started walking around the agriculture department that is exactly what I felt, the village.”
The spring of 2018 proved to be another tumultuous season with the constant risk of a disastrous wildfires burning ominously bright. Much of Tech’s next generation of land conservationists will go through Verble’s class. As students within Texas Tech University’s Department of Natural Resource Management they will employ countless practices, including prescribed burning, to be dedicated stewards of the land.
The Texas Tech agricultural communications faculty began brainstorming about innovative ways to keep their program leading the nation. Thus, the idea of a “block” structure was born.
Texas Tech University, South Plains College and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department cooperatively worked together to develop the Bachelor of Science in Conservation Law Enforcement, a one-of-a-kind exclusive degree program that can only be obtained from Texas Tech.