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Meet the Producers

All production-related decisions are made by the producers involved in the project. The project field sites involve more than 6,000 acres throughout the counties of Floyd, Hale, Lamb, Lubbock, Crosby, Castro, Parmer, Swisher and Deaf Smith. These sites represent the range of agricultural practices including monoculture cropping systems; crop rotations; no-till, limited-till and conventional tillage practices; land application of manure; and fully integrated crop and livestock systems.


TAWC producers

Lloyd Arthur

Lloyd is a fifth generation farmer living in Ralls, Texas with his wife Angela. They have four children, and together the family has created a farming operation that has received awards and recognition such as Crosby County Agriculturist of the Year, Ralls Chamber of Commerce Mr. & Mrs. Cotton Boll and Texas Farm Bureau District II Outstanding Young Farmer and Rancher. Lloyd has served in numerous leadership roles including the boards of Rio Blanco Soil and Water Conservation District, Cotton Incorporated, and Texas Farm Bureau.


TAWC producers

Barry Evans

Farming nearly 4,000 acres in the area of Kress, TX, Barry is a strong leader in the agriculture industry. In addition to his work with TAWC, Barry has served as president of the Cotton Foundation, Secretary/Treasurer of the National Cotton Council, Texas state chairman of the American Cotton Producers, and member of The Cotton Board. In 2016, Cotton Grower magazine awarded Barry the publication's Cotton Achievement Award, and he was recognized as a Field to Market Honoree in 2021.


TAWC producers

Glenn Schur

Located in Hale County, Glenn's 1,800 acre operation produces a variety of crops which currently includes cotton, grain sorghum, wheat, seed crops (sorghum and millet), alfalfa, CRP, and a 100-head registered Limousine cow/calf operation. He utilizes LEPA, PMDI and LDN on his center pivots. Glenn received the 2018 Texas Tech's Gerald W. Thomas Outstanding Agriculturalist Award in Agricultural Production, 2011 Blue Legacy Award in Agriculture, 2008 CASNR Distinguished Alumni Award and the 1990-92 Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Award.


TAWC producers

Layton Schur

Layton is a fourth generation farmer, raised on the family farm near Plainview, Texas. Layton graduated from Texas Tech University in 2017 in Agricultural and Applied Economics with the full intention of returning to production agriculture following graduation. Layton is now one of our young up and coming agricultural producers and part of the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation Project. Layton is also licensed by the State of Texas as an Auctioneer


TAWC producers

Travis McCallister
Orin Romine
Riley Teeter
Josh Tunnell