My name is Jessica Bartel. I'm a Senior Ag. Comm. Major from Muenster, Tx graduating in May.

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West Texas A&M Agriculture Department sponsors T.A.G.

The Agriculture Gathering (TAG) will take place on April 25 at 6 p.m. in the Agriculture Education Center. TAG’s purpose is to recognize student accomplishments, develop stronger relationships at WTAMU, and gather everyone in the agriculture family. Professor of Agriculture Dr. Lance Keith said the evening is for celebrating students and giving a farewell to…

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FFA promoted agriculture, career development at WT

WTAMU hosted the 2012 Future Farmers Association (FFA) Career Development Events on March 23. The gathering offered 17 agricultural events to FFA groups from five different states. Schools sent about four contestants to best represent their school, creating more than 2,000 FFA entries this year. Contests included: Agriculture Mechanics, Agronomy, Equine, Poultry, Agriculture Communications, Cotton,…

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WT students preferred spring break activities

With spring break approaching fast, The USA Travel Guide has identified the top 2012 spring break destinations – Cancun, Amsterdam, London, Jamaica and South Padre Island. However, some WTAMU students are choosing alternate vacations. Some students opt to spend spring break with the United Way or Habitat for Humanity. Both organizations offer week long trips…

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Communication Week presents “WT’s Got Talent”

WTAMU’s Communication Department will be holding Communication Week  2012from Feb. 20-23. The theme chosen for this year is “WTAMU’s Got Talent”. The annual series of events will run Monday through Thursday with each day having different activities, including a guest speaker. “The week showcases the fantastic work in our departments and contributions by our graduates…

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Drought reveals disappointing numbers for Texas

On Jan. 27, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued cattle inventory for 2011. The results showed a decline in cattle herds of 1.4 million to 11.9 million cattle and calves as of Jan. 1, 2012.  In the state of Texas, that is a devastating 11 percent decline from 2010.  The cow numbers decreased…

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ACT to attend Professional Development Conference

WTAMU’s Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) will be attending the 2012 Professional Development Conference. The Texas Tech ACT chapter in Lubbock will host the conference from Feb. 23-25. The three-day event will encompass guest speakers, tours to American Cotton Grower’s, Llano Estacado Winery, and plenty of opportunities for chapter discussion. Dr. Tanner Robertson, advisor to…

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