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Our mission is to conserve water and soil for future generations by collaborating to identify those agricultural production practices and technologies that, when integrated across farms and landscapes, will reduce the depletion of ground water while maintaining or improving agricultural production and economic opportunities.

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6th Annual TAWC Water College
Thursday - January 23, 2020
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
Lubbock, Texas


Audio Coverage

2020 Water College Handout



Real Farm Data - Using Irrigation Management Technology to Conserve Water and Gain Profitability - Jeff Miller, ForeFront Agronomy & Lloyd Arthur, Crosby Co. Producer

Using Cover Crops to Manage Soil and Weed Control While Being Economically Sustainable - Kris Verret, Lubbock Co. Producer

Future Trends in World Demographics and Agriculture - The Effect of Population Changes on the American Farmer - Kevin Brinkley, PCCA

Texas Water Law Hot Topics - Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, TAMU AgriLife Extension

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol - Sustainability - Ken Burton, NCC

Don't Mess with Texas Water Edition - Director Brooke T. Paup, TWDB

The Future of Cotton Genetics and Weed Control - Dr. Luis Herrera-Estrella, TTU



TAWC Field Day

Thursday - September 12, 2019


Policy Changes, Trade Wars, and Markets - Dr. Darren Hudson, Texas Tech University

Producer Perspective: Using Water Efficiency Technologies and Growing Sustainable Cotton- Lloyd Arthur, Ralls TX Producer

Grazing Options for Rainfed and Reduced Irrigation Scenarios- Dr. Chuck West, Texas Tech University

Balancing Conservation & Property Rights: Groundwater Law & Policy Update - Victoria Messer, High Plains Underground Water District

Incorporating New Technologies in On Farm Research: Is this a game changer? - Dr. Randy Boman, Windstar, Inc.

Upcoming Weather Trends and Conditions- Jody James, National Weather Service

Indigo Agriculture - presented by the Indigo Ag team

Audio of all Presentations - Sponsored by Indigo Ag and coverage by KFLP 900AM



Congratulations to Lloyd Arthur and family for receiving the Field to Market Producer Spotlight and Friend of Extension Awards. Their contribution to agriculture and conservation is greatly appreciated!