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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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8th Annual TAWC Water College

January 20, 2022

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

Lubbock, TX


The Cost-Price Squeeze Once Again? Agricultural Market Outlook

     Dr. Darren Hudson, Professor and Larry Combest Chair, 

     Agricultural & Applied Economics, Texas Tech University


Don't Mess with Texas Water Edition

      Brooke Paup, Chairwoman Texas Water Development Board


Sustainability in the U.S. Cotton Supply Chain

       Dr. Donna McCallister, Assistant Professor, Agricultural & 

       Applied Economics, Texas Tech University


Real Field Research Overview: What's New in the Water          

Management Space

       Lloyd Arthur, Ralls County Producer 

       Jeff Miller, ForeFront Agronomy Owner


Fertilizer and Ag Chemical Challenges and Opportunities in 2022

      Kevin Meeks, Business Unit Agronomist, Helena Agri-Enterprises


Weather Outlook 2022 

      Brian Bledsoe, Chief Meteorologist/Climatologist KKTV 11 News and 

      Weather 5280 Specialist


16th Annual TAWC Field Day Meeting

TAWC hosted its 2021 Field Day on Thursday, August 19, at the Fibermax Center of Discovery in Lubbock, Texas. This year's field day focused on soil and water management; cover crops for row crops and cattle grazing; carbon markets; upcoming weather patterns; and legislative updates. 


Carbon Credits and Markets for
Agriculture: Considerations for Producers
Darren Hudson, Combest Endowed Chair, Texas Tech

Measuring, Reporting and Verifying Soil
Katie Lewis, Associate Professor of Soil Chemistry and
Fertility, Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University
Texas A&M AgriLife Research – Lubbock, TX

The Current Status of Washington DC
and Federal Policy
Kody Bessent, Chief Executive Officer, Plains Cotton

Cover Crops for Cowboys
Jeff Miller, Owner, ForeFront Agronomy

Weather Outlook: What can we expect in
the months ahead?
Jody James, Meteorologist, National Weather Service,
Lubbock, TX