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Water Conservation Advisory Council honors Floyd County’s Eddie Teeter

Water Conservation Advisory Council honors Floyd County’s Eddie Teeter

Floyd County producer Eddie Teeter has been selected to receive the ‘Blue Legacy Award in Agriculture’ from the Water Conservation Advisory Council, officials with the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation announced today (Nov.8). The Blue Legacy Award in Agriculture is an annual award that recognizes the outstanding water conservation efforts and successes of the agriculture community.

Award winners are selected based on their demonstrated willingness and commitment to incorporate water conservation practices into their operations as well as their leadership to furthering water conservation in their communities or within the industry.

Teeter, a long-time participant and supporter of the TAWC, has provided valuable insight for irrigation research through his conservation efforts and innovative farming practices. He has farmed in Floyd County for more than 45 years, held numerous leadership positions and supported conservation programs by playing an active role in their outreach programs to help educate him, as well as other producers on irrigation management.

Officials noted that nominations for the award were reviewed by a three-person selection panel, which included Water Conservation Advisory Council representatives from Texas Farm Bureau, Texas Department of Agriculture, and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. The Harlingen Irrigation District was also named a winner.

The award, which was received by TAWC last year, will be presented during the 13th Annual Texas Commodity Symposium on Dec. 4, which will be held in conjunction with the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show. The free event begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Grand Plaza Room of the Amarillo Civic Center, and concludes with an Ag Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Ag Council.

Written by Samantha Borgstedt

CONTACT: Rick Kellison, Texas Alliance for Water Conservation Project Manager, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2774 or rick.kellison@ttu.edu

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