The agriculture industry has built a platform and passion for graduate student Kindle Catching. Growing up in Howe, Texas, on a cattle operation and being involved in the industry paved the road for Catching to fuel her passion for agriculture.
While chasing white lines, landscapes beside the highway are now interrupted by rows and rows of wind turbines spinning along to the bold and constant West Texas wind. Not to mention, is the car passing this growing infrastructure filled up at a traditional gas pump or plugged into a charging station?
Strong winds, flowing water, sun rays, earth’s warmth, and products of the earth, all sources of energy that propose a seemingly perfect solution to so many problems, but at what cost? Renewable energy sources can be pushed as the possible answer to greenhouse gas emissions, but what price is being paid for this reduction?
Hailing from south Georgia, Ginger Orton is studying to make an impact on the future of agriculture. Ginger, an agricultural communications doctoral student at the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, has dedicated her research to climate change communications.
Instead of red roses for Valentine’s Day in 2021, Texans received a heavy blanket of white snow and thick ice from the Panhandle to the Rio Grande River. An avalanche of actions ensued to provide food, water and power to people across the entire state.