Texas’ Top Ag College/Departments – Texas Tech University

Jalissa Williams, a natural resources management major from Livingston (left) and Brian Koontz, an agricultural and applied economics major from Trophy Club. (Photo courtesy of Texas Tech University)

By Norman Martin
College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Texas Tech is a place where you can get your hands dirty, or not, and come out the better person for it. Since Tech’s beginning in 1923, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) has provided programs of excellence in teaching, research and public service to prepare students for employment in the modern agricultural and renewable natural resources industries. Our faculty and staff provide programs of excellence in teaching, research and public services, all designed to qualify you for the dynamic agricultural and renewable natural resources industry. We invite you to join us in the exciting journey that lies ahead.

We adhere to the highest standards of excellence in learning, research and engagement. Whether it’s food, fiber, natural resources, environmental sciences, management, or planning, CASNR leads the charge on regional, state and global levels. With six academic departments, and several research centers and institutes, CASNR is preparing society-ready graduates with the ability to think creatively and analytically, while also providing discoveries on current and emerging aspects of agricultural research with state, regional, national and global impacts.

CASNR is a leading college in the United States with programs awarding 10 baccalaureate, 10 masters and six doctorate degrees in agricultural sciences and natural resources. Currently ranked in the upper third in size among universities with agricultural sciences and natural resources programs, the college features state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities. Those include a new $14 million Bayer Plant Science Building; a biotechnology-ready greenhouse; and a collaborative design studio for landscape architecture. In addition, it has an equestrian center with four outdoor arenas and one indoor arena; one on-campus and two off-campus research farms; and a turf management and maintenance program at the Rawls Course (Tech’s European designed, 18-hole championship golf course). To read more pick up a copy of the May 2016 NTFR issue.

Ryder Cude, an agribusiness major from Goree. (Photo courtesy of Texas Tech University)
Ryder Cude, an agribusiness major from Goree. (Photo courtesy of Texas Tech University)