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CONTACTS

Water
Dr. Jeff Johnson
Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics
(806) 742-2852
jeff.johnson@ttu.edu
CASNR Water Center Website

Food Safety
Dr. Mindy Brashears
Department of Animal & Food sciences
(806)742-2805 ext. 235
mindy.brashears@ttu.edu

Sustainable Production Systems
Dr. Charles West
Department of Plant & Soil Science
(806) 742-1625
chuck.west@ttu.edu
TeCSIS Website

Biotechnology & Genomics
Dr. Richard Zartman
Department of Plant & Soil Science
(806) 742-2838
richard.zartman@ttu.edu

Animal Health, Nutrition & Welfare
Dr. John McGlone
Department of Animal & Food sciences
(806) 742-2805 ext. 246
john.mcglone@ttu.edu

Agriculture is one of the nation’s biggest single water user. Here on the South Plains, a significant amount of the water pumped is used for irrigation. It’s one reason why CASNR researchers are so focused on protecting the Ogallala Aquifer and retaining the economic integrity of the Southern Great Plains region. For years scientists here at Texas Tech have investigated and improved water management within existing cropping systems, as well as diligently worked toward developing and evaluating integrated crop and livestock systems that reduce dependence on underground water resources while optimizing productivity, product quality and profitability.