Each year the Lubbock Chamber recognizes the local agriculture community by hosting a luncheon. This year the Chamber will host the Salute to Ag Luncheon presented by First United Bank on March 19 at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mckenzie-Merket Alumni Center.
The Chamber’s Salute to Ag Luncheon will feature Dr. Guy H. Loneragan, a veterinary epidemiologist and Professor of Food Safety and Public Health and at Texas Tech University. Dr. Loneragan's research mission is to improve animal and public health by identification and exploration of solutions that address society's challenges. Dr. Loneragan will present information on the TTU Vet School efforts at the luncheon.
Agriculture is a driving force in West Texas and the Lubbock economy. Texas produces nine percent of the U.S. cotton supply and 13 percent of the U.S. beef supply. The High Plains of Texas brings in over 130,000 jobs and makes up one-third of the region’s economy. The Salute to Ag Luncheon allows the Chamber to honor and celebrate the agriculture industry and its contributions to the economy.
Sponsorships are still available this year, and individual tickets are $40. Chamber members receive a discounted price of $30.
For information about sponsorships, please contact Kyle Jacobson at 806-761-7000.