Standing just outside of his barn, below the scarlet red Texas Tech Double T that faces County Road 1240, Dan Taylor stares at his collection of tractors, a chuck wagon and a lifetime of memories hung up on his walls.
“I know there is going to be a day in my lifetime where my pivots won’t be running. It is a humbling reality, so my goal is to become the best farmer I can be and conserve every precious drop of water I can.”
A s he backed into the roping box looking under the brim of his Resistol hat, Hunter Cure saw the dust of his competitor, and knew it was his moment to shine at the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2013.
As a daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother of farmers, Dean Huffaker has her fair share of experiences. “We had one little irrigation well, and we had to water through ditches,” said Dean Huffaker as she recalled a lifetime of farming that had not been talked about in years. Over the years, she has seen many changes in farming, but one thing that has not changed is the families themselves.
She has been called the hard-working woman who gets the job done. The sweet, quiet one who rises to the top. To others, she is passionate and kind. It is hard to find someone who encompasses all of those traits. However, recent program manager for undergraduate studies for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Savannah Chambers does just that.
For those looking to continue their education, the decision to go to graduate school can often mean sacrificing family time or delaying or interrupting their career. For some, an unexpected job opportunity arose that forced their decision. Now, there is an alternative.