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TAWC 2021 Field Day

TAWC will host its 2021 Field Day on Thursday, August 19, at the Fibermax Center of Discovery in Lubbock, Texas. This year's field day will focus on soil and water management; cover crops for row crops and cattle grazing; carbon markets; upcoming weather patterns; and legislative updates. Video and still shots of TAWC field sites will be displayed for discussion. The event will take place from 9:00am to 2:00pm, is free of charge, and lunch will be included.


For sponosrship and booth opportunities, please contact Samantha Borgstedt at samantha.borgstedt@ttu.edu.

7th Annual Water College

The 2021 Water College will be held January 20 & 21 on Zoom. We will also be posting presentations on our YouTube page and you can listen to audio recordings on KFLP 900am All Ag All Day Radio. Click Here to be emailed an invitation to this meeting.


9:30am - Prescription Irrigation and Seeding Rates for Cotton in a Dry Year (2020)
Bob Glodt, President of AgriSearch
Glenn Schur, TAWC Cooperating Producer

10:00am - Update from Texas Water Development Board
Brooke Paup, Texas Water Development Board Director

10:20am - Drought Tolerance in Corn Genetics
Jake Becker, Pioneer Seed Field Agronomist

10:40am - Soil Health, Best Management Strategies for Irrigating Corn, and Variable Rate Irrigation
Jeff Miller, Owner of ForeFront Agronomy

11:00am - COVID-19 and Agriculture: What Happened and Where Are We Going?
Darren Hudson, Combest Endowed Chair of Agricultural Competitiveness, Texas Tech University


9:30am - Cover Crop Benefits in Cattle Grazing - Part 1
Katie Lewis, Associate Professor of Soil Fertility - Texas Tech University : Joint appointment - Texas A&M AgriLife Research

9:45am - Cover Crop Benefits in Cattle Grazing - Part 2
Paul De Laune, Professor of Environmental Soil Science,
Texas A&M AgriLife Research at Vernon

10:00am - Weather: What can we expect in 2021?
Brian Bledsoe, Chief Meteorologist Colorado Springs &
President of BrianBledsoeWx

10:20am - Adding Sustainable Cattle Production to
Your Rotation
Ben Holland, Director of Research and Operations Analysis at
Cactus Feeders

10:40 - Cotton Inc. Trust Protocol Overview

11:00am - 2021, What Can Agriculture Look Forward To?
Tom Sell, Co-Founder & Manager of Combest, Sell & Associates

Thank you to our Water College Sponsors: Zimmatic, Texas Tech University College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Cotton Inc., Water Grows, Texas Corn Producers, ForeFront Agronomy, OgallalaWater.org, Ag Texas, Hurst Farm Supply, Miller Chemical, and Dragon Line. 


2020 TAWC Virtual Field Day

This year, due to COVID-19, we are bringing you our 2020 TAWC Field Day presentations from respected presenters in an online format for you to watch anytime, anywhere.

What have we learned from 2020? Producer perspective of a tough farming year.- Presented by Bob Glodt, Agri-Search.

Efficient Water Use in Corn for West Texas Water Systems- Presented by Jeff Miller, ForeFront Agronomy.

Soil Health Benefits of Cover Crops and Forage Systems - Presented by Veronica Acosta-Martinez. Prepared by Veronica Acosta-Martinez, Chuck West, and R. Ghimire.

High Plains Cotton Update: 2020 Will Be A Year To Remember - Presented by Shawn Wade, Plains Cotton Growers

Weather Outlook from Lubbock's National Weather Service - Presented by Jody James, National Weather Service.




Water District Meetings

For upcoming meetings of the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No.1, please click here.

Thanks to our TAWC Outreach
Events Sponsors

 Project Sponsor
Texas Water Development Board

 Gold Sponsor
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources - Texas Tech University
Cotton Inc.
Texas Corn Producers
Water Grows
Zimmatic Irrigation Services
ForeFront Agronomy

Silver Sponsors
Dragon Line
Hurst Farm Supply
Miller Chemical
AG Texas