The spring of 2018 proved to be another tumultuous season with the constant risk of a disastrous wildfires burning ominously bright. Much of Tech’s next generation of land conservationists will go through Verble’s class. As students within Texas Tech University’s Department of Natural Resource Management they will employ countless practices, including prescribed burning, to be dedicated stewards of the land.
Tom, Dan, and Ben Griffin graduated from Texas Tech University like their father, and are the fifth generation to manage a portion of the family ranch in Borden County, Texas.
Just north of Petersburg, in the High Plains of West Texas, lies what seems to be dry, unmanaged fields. The surface is cracked from the heat, and corn cobs from the past harvest litter the fields. But what actually lies in RN Hopper’s fields is anything but dry and unkempt. Beneath the surface is a world breaming with life and a future in sustainable agriculture.
The Texas Alliance for Water Conservation is working to help farmers utilize technology to conserve underground water. The […]
What do your favorite pair of blue jeans and the apple you ate for breakfast have in common? At some point in time, a pollinator helped set the process in motion to get a crop from the field to you.