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Sept. 5, 2013

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WTAMU’s Lawrence Named to 40 Under 40 In Agriculture

CANYON, Texas—Dr. Ty Lawrence, associate professor of animal science at West Texas A&M University, has been named to Vance Publishing Corporation’s inaugural 40 Under 40 in Agriculture Awards.

Vance Publishing received more than 200 nominations for the 40 Under 40 list, and the individuals named were selected for their leadership and commitment in advancing the cause to double food production by 2050. The group represents agriculture at its best and has made an impact on both their organizations and the industry as a whole.

“We were looking to identify and recognize extraordinary individuals in agriculture, and I am confident that thesDr. Ty Lawrencee top 40 candidates do just that, Shawn Etheridge, vice president and publishing director, agribusiness at Vance, said. “With such a broad range of high caliber candidates, our panel of judges faced tough decisions.”

Lawrence joined the Department of Agricultural Sciences in July 2004. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses and serves as director of the University Meat Lab and the Beef Carcass Research Center. He collaborates with other universities and animal agriculture businesses in research focused on improving the yield and quality of red meat products.

He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at WTAMU and his Ph.D. from Kansas State University.

Lawrence joins a list of top 40 winners representing all aspects of agriculture from animal and crop production, biotechnology and university researchers to food and nutrition technology, agricultural equipment, agronomy and more. More information about the 40 finalists will be announced in the November print and web publications of  Drovers CattleNetwork, The Packer, Dairy Herd Management, Produce Retailer, PorkNetwork, Ag Professional, Bovine Veterinarian, Citrus and Vegetable, ProduceOps, as well as the websites Red Book Credit Services, Doane Advisory Services and Greenbook Data Solutions.



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