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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 20, 2021
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
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
THURSDAY - JANUARY 21, 2021
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
Ben Holland, Director of Research and Operations Analysis at
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
Texas Water Development Board
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources - Texas Tech University
Texas Corn Producers
Zimmatic Irrigation Services
Hurst Farm Supply