Global Careers Take Center Stage at Texas Tech’s Ag Week

Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources kicks off its annual Agriculture and Natural Resources Awareness Week starting Monday (Oct. 15).

Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources kicks off its annual Agriculture and Natural Resources Awareness Week starting Monday (Oct. 15). The events are planned to promote the awareness of agriculture and natural resources as well as the activities within the college.

The theme of this year’s event is "Growing Global Careers."

Throughout the week there will be several events and exhibits including the popular awareness program, Ag-In-The-Bag, which serves as an outreach to elementary age students. It will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at the Texas Tech Livestock Arena.

"The purpose of this event is to educate these students on the importance of agriculture," said Colleen Price, president of the Student Agricultural Council. "Many of the kids, even being from Lubbock, have never seen a real cow before, and they do not realize that the cotton in the fields is what makes the T-shirts they are wearing."

Lubbock-area fourth-graders and their teachers are invited to attend the half-day program sponsored by CASNR, Cooperative Extension Services and the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. Students and teachers will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of animals, plants and water.

Participants will visit eight stations during the program including: cotton, corn, peanuts, wheat, food science, beef, water and the Mobile Dairy Classroom. The event is free and lunch is provided. More than 1,300 students are expected to attend during the three-day period.

Separately, an exhibit highlighting distinguished alumni of the college and career opportunities will be featured from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Croslin room of the University Library.

CONTACT: Colleen Price, president, Student Agricultural Council, Texas Tech University, colleen.e.price@ttu.edu