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Texas Tech University to Announce Two Major Gifts to Agricultural College

George Watson

May 8, 2017

The announcement will enhance the university's reputation in food safety worldwide.


WHAT: Texas Tech University will announce two major gifts from agricultural companies Teys Australia and Cargill.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Wednesday (May 10)

WHERE: Front courtyard entrance of the Animal and Food Sciences Building, 1308 Indiana Ave. (northwest of United Supermarkets Arena)

EVENTS: Officials from Texas Tech University, Teys Australia and Cargill companies will be on hand to celebrate two significant philanthropic contributions to the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, part of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR).

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert L. Duncan, Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec, CASNR Interim Dean Steve Fraze, Cargill Corporate Vice President and President of Cargill Protein Group Brian Sikes, and Tom Maguire, General Manager of Corporate Services for Teys Australia, will be on hand for the announcement. Officials from Cargill and Teys Australia will be available for media interviews.

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments, academia and communities, Cargill helps people and communities thrive by applying its insights and more than 150 years of experience. The company has 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way, reducing environmental impact and improving communities where it has a presence.

Teys Australia is a family business started in 1946 providing quality beef products in Australia that has grown into the second-largest meat processor and exporter in the country. It is now a partner with Cargill, which provides its expertise to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges.

A reception will follow the announcement in the common area of the building outside Cowamongus.

In case of inclement weather, the announcement will be moved to room 101 in the Animal and Food Sciences Building. 

CONTACT: Chris Cook, managing director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2136 chris.cook@ttu.edu

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