Northeast Texas Initiative for Cooperative Development
Grant Funding Awarded to Dr. Jose Lopez
Dr. Jose Lopez, Assistant Professor of Agribusiness and collaborators Dr. Bob Williams, Dr. Jim Heitholt and Dr. Curtis Jones, have been selected for funding in the amount of $175,000 from the FY2012 Small Socially-Disadvantaged Producer Grant (SSDPG).
The NTICD grant will reach out to community members and help develop relationships among socially disadvantaged producers in Northeast Texas. A&M-Commerce will partner with Texas Small Farmers and Ranchers Community Based Organization (TSFR/CBO) to provide a series of outreach events and activities throughout 2013.
For more information on the grant, contact Dr. Lopez, Project Director, at 903-886-5623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas A&M University - Commerce Rodeo Team
2013-2014 Southern Region Standings
Slatyr Hunnicut is #1 in Saddle Bronc Riding
Wacey Hathcock is #8 in Saddle Bronc Riding
Alex Flautt is #7 in Breakaway Roping
Rachel Henderson is #14 in Breakway Roping
Equine Show Team
Haley Lancaster and "Iggy" competed on 10/12/13 in Terrell, Texas at the Lone Star Arabian Horse Club Open Horse Show. They did great at this double judged show:
1st, 1st: Walk/Jog Open
1st, 3rd: Walk/Jog Novice Horse
3rd, 4th: Walk/Jog Equitation
Champion, Reserve Champion: Walk/Jog Advanced Championship
The Texas A&M University - Commerce Equine Show Team competed at the Lone Star Arabian Horse Club Open Horse Show in Terrell, TX on September 28, 2013. THEY DID GREAT!
Haley Lancaster with Iggy:
- 1st Place in Walk/Jog Beginner Rider
- Grand Champion in Walk/Jog Beginner Championship
- 2nd Place in Walk/Jog Open
- 2nd Place in Walk/Jog Equitation
- 1st Place in Walk/Jog Novice Horse
- Reserve Champion in Walk/Jog Advanced Championship
Kristi Geckler with Baxter:
- 3rd Place in Walk/Jog Beginner Rider
- Reserve Champion in Walk/Jog Beginner Championship
- 3rd Place in Walk/Jog Open
Brandy Spoor with Remedy:
- 2nd Place in Walk/Jog Beginner Rider
Natasha Eckelberry with Sonata:
- 4th Place in Walk/Jog Beginner Rider
- 4th Place in Walk/Jog Equitation
- 3rd Place in Walk/Jog Novice Horse
Congratulations to the Equine Show Team!!!!
Equine Arena Dedication
The new Texas A&M University-Commerce Equine Pavilion was dedicated on September 6, 2013. This facility includes the covered 110' X 180' Aaron Ranch Riding Arena, a covered bleacher area, bathrooms, two tack rooms with individual lockers, 20 stalls for boarding, and 2 wash racks. This facility also has two turnout areas for horses boarding in the facility. The Equine Pavilion was built through the generosity of the university and donations from the Aaron Ranch, students, faculty, alumni, and community. The facility is dedicated to college level equine science courses, boarding for student-owned animals, hosting of clinics, shows and other events. Texas A&M University-Commerce Equine Center is proud to have this brand new facility.