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Chew on This
[ 0 ] April 30, 2013 |

Chew on This

On Wed., May 1, the Chew On This Tour will be stopping by First United Bank Center parking lot from 10:30 a.m. to1:00 p.m. The road show is stopping by various venues all over the country, spreading the word about world hunger and sustainable food production. In collaboration with Elanco and Nutra Blend, the Tour […]

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WT Buff Olympics
[ 0 ] April 23, 2013 |

WT Buff Olympics

On Saturday, April 20, the Agriculture Department held its first annual Buffalo Olympics. All the organizations within the department got together to create an event where all majors could come together to play games, eat and dance one last time before the semester ends. “I wanted to have an event in which all the students […]

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WTAMU Buffs Go Green
[ 0 ] April 23, 2013 |

WTAMU Buffs Go Green

WTAMU has been recycling pounds and pounds of products like plastic bottles and aluminum cans since 2010. “I think it’s a good thing for the school to do because aside from the obvious benefits of helping the environment, it gives the school a better image and has the potential to draw in more potential students […]

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Professor profile: Robertson inspires
[ 0 ] April 16, 2013 |

Professor profile: Robertson inspires

Somewhere between reading five newspapers, researching topics within the agricultural industry, grading homework assignments, reading roughly 100 emails and answering both his office phone and his cell, Dr. Tanner Robertson still finds time to not only teach but still be a husband and a father. Robertson said the hardest part of his job is turning […]

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The Color Run Hits Lubbock
[ 0 ] April 2, 2013 |

The Color Run Hits Lubbock

Young and old, couch potatoes and athletes alike joined together at Mackenzie Park in Lubbock, TX on March 23 for the Color Run. Approximately 14,000 people lined up at the starting line, anxiously awaiting their turn to start the 5K. “It was a great experience,” Rachel Hedtke, sophomore Sports and Exercise Science major, said. “It […]

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FFA CDE Invitational at WT
[ 0 ] March 26, 2013 |

FFA CDE Invitational at WT

On Friday, March 22, WTAMU hosted its annual FFA Organization Career Development Event (CDE) Invitational Contest. There were approximately 2,000 high school students competing in various events on the WT campus. With career opportunities abound within today’s agricultural industry, CDEs help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly and perform effectively in a […]

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Ag Chat students discuss issues in agriculture
[ 0 ] March 19, 2013 |

Ag Chat students discuss issues in agriculture

Each Thursday, a group of students from WTAMU gathers around the lunch table to discuss topics in agriculture that are taking place not only in West Texas but all over the world. The Ag. Chat groups converse about various current events in the agriculture industry such as the shut down of the Cargill Meat Solutions […]

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Drought idles business
[ 0 ] March 19, 2013 |

Drought idles business

For some panhandle folks, the drought that has plagued West Texas for the last two years has affected their rights to water their yards. For others, it has affected them more drastically. Cargill Meats Solutions idled its plant in Plainview, Texas, on Feb. 1. “2,098 workers were laid off,” Michael Martin, a Cargill spokesman, said. […]

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Ag. recruitment continues
[ 0 ] March 5, 2013 |

Ag. recruitment continues

Throughout February, representatives of the Agricultural Sciences Department traveled to stock shows and contests to recruit students for WTAMU. Over the course of a year, the department will also travel on approximately 18 trips to recruit. “Recruiting is beneficial to the University,” Dr. Lance Keith, professor of Agricultural Education and Faculty Director of LEAD WT, […]

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Community Leaders Talk to Ag Students
[ 0 ] February 27, 2013 |

Community Leaders Talk to Ag Students

The mission of the WTAMU College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering is to provide excellence in teaching, research and professional service. The college offers students a wide variety of extracurricular activities such as leadership opportunities. In AGRI 3306, The Principles of Agricultural Leadership, students are getting real world experiences through application of leadership principles with […]

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