Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources honors Randy Boman, Plant and Soil Sciences, OSU.
Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources honored three standout leaders with the Gerald W. Thomas Outstanding Agriculturalist Award during its 89th annual Pig Roast at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. The annual outstanding agriculturalist awards recognize individuals for contributions to various areas of agriculture. This year’s recipients are Edwin Teeter for agricultural production; Gail Kring for agribusiness; and Randy Boman, for public service.
Randy Boman is the Research Director and Cotton Extension Program Leader for the OSU Southwest Research and Extension Center, located in Altus, Oklahoma. A native of Frederick, Oklahoma, Boman served 14 years as Extension Agronomist-Cotton at Texas A&M Agrilife Research and Extension Center in Lubbock, where he was initially hired as assistant professor, and later promoted to associate professor. In 2006, he was promoted to professor and extension agronomist. In 2011, he moved to Oklahoma State University, where he is currently a Research Director and Cotton Extension Program Leader. He was awarded the West Texas Chemicals Institute’s Special Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Agricultural Industry of West Texas (2011); ‘Specialist of the Year in Texas Agriculture’ from the Texas County Agricultural Agents Association (2008); and the ‘Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year Award’ (2006). He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agronomy, and doctorate in soil science from Oklahoma State University.