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Texas Alliance for Water Conservation Field Day set to launch on August 17

Norman Martin

August 8, 2022

TAWC Field Day August 17

A look at today's turbulent agricultural economic outlook, national agriculture policy trends and upcoming weather patterns, along with a review at next year's supply costs, are in the spotlight as part of the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation's 17th Annual Field Day. This year's event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 17) at the FiberMax Center for Discovery.

“We look forward to hearing presentations from such a knowledgeable group directly involved in agriculture policy, supply, economics, and production," said TAWC Project Director Rick Kellison. “It is the TAWC's goal to bring producers this timely information.”

The center is located at 1121 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock. There is no cost to attend the field day, and donuts and coffee sponsored by High Plains Water District, along with a lunch, will be provided. In addition, Crop Consultant Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) will be available.

Among the presentations are:

  • Darren Hudson, Texas Tech Combest Endowed Chair; High Plains Economic Outlook
  • John Duff, National Sorghum Producers Executive VP; Sorghum: The Resource Conserving Crop
  • Bob Glodt, Agri-Search Consulting Owner; Irrigating to the Roots
  • Ryan Riddle, Atticus; Mitch Payne, Diversity D; James Hopkins, Nutrien Ag; and Scott Piercy, Poole Ag; Agriculture Inputs: 2023 Supply & Costs
  • Mike Conaway, Former U.S. Rep. (R-Midland, Dist. 11); Policy Outlook and Q&A
  • Mark Conder, NOAA Science & Operations Officer; Weather Outlook: What's Expected in the Months Ahead

Funded by a grant from the Texas Water Development Board, TAWC operates as a partnership of producers, technology firms, universities and government agencies working to extend the life of the largest subterranean aquifer in the United States. Stretching from the Texas panhandle in the south to the northern boundary of Nebraska, the Ogallala Aquifer lies beneath one of the most important agricultural regions in the United States.

The project uses on-farm demonstrations of cropping and livestock systems to compare the production practices, technologies, and systems that can maintain individual farm profitability while improving water use efficiency with a goal of extending the life of the Ogallala Aquifer while maintaining the viability of local farms and communities. All production-related decisions are made by the more than 20 producers involved in the project.

For more information on this year's Texas Alliance for Water Conservation Field Day, contact Samantha Borgstedt at (806) 789-4177 or samantha.borgstedt@ttu.edu


This story was first published in the Davis College NewsCenter. See the original article here.