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Our mission is to conserve water 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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5th Annual TAWC Water College

Thursday - January 17, 2019
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
Lubbock, Texas


Utilizing Cover Crops and Irrigation Technology
Kelly Kettner, Bailey County Producer
Jeff Miller, Forefront Agronomy

Utilizing New Online Tools for Producers
Shawn Wade, Plains Cotton Growers

Cotton Yield Response to Water and Cropping Alternatives Based on
Water Economy
Bob Glodt, AgriSearch Consulting

Caught in the Crossfire: The US Sorghum Industry's Battle with the
Chinese Ministry of Foreign Commerce
John Duff, National Sorghum Producers

From Farm to Brands: US Cotton Industry's Approach
to Sustainability
Jesse Daystar, Cotton Inc

Texas Water Law and Policy Update
Victoria Whitehead, High Plains Undergound Water District

Update from Texas Water Development Board
Kathleen Jackson, Texas Water Development Board

Upcoming Weather Patterns - Video
Brian Bledsoe, Chief Meteorologist & Climatologist, Colorado Springs

5th Annual Water College Presentation Booklet


Narrated by Dr. Rudy Ritz, this video delves into the TAWC's research demonstration program. Special thanks to the Texas Tech Agricultural Communications Department for producing this video.