The Davis College is the only college at Texas Tech University that has its own government internship program. One of the longtime supporters of this program is Plains Cotton Growers, Inc.
From the mountains of Las Cruces, New Mexico, to the plains of Lubbock, Texas, agricultural economics and business administration major Denny Atchley, is setting up the future generations of cattle producers to go above and beyond in this industry.
Seat belts are fastened, and tray tables are in their upright position, the landing is approaching. Out of […]
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?
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.
The fourth-generation farmer from Kress, Texas, has committed decades to the cotton and sorghum industries. Throughout his farming career, Evans constantly worked on his craft of improving his farming practices. “It is important to tell our story,” Evans said. “Every farmer I know cares about the soil, sustainability, and more. There is a story about being the stewards of the land.”
A vineyard is an expensive, long-term investment in comparison to other agricultural pursuits. Bolen said one acre of winemaking grapes can cost upwards of $10,000 and take three to five years for a return on investment. Managing a vineyard is a time-intensive and largely un- mechanized endeavor. Growing grapes is hard enough as is without the added stress of protecting your crop from one of the most powerful herbicides commercially available to farmers.
As the agricultural industry grows, so does the need for industry leaders. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the demand for large animal veterinarians is increasing.
As a young girl growing up in Garland, Texas, it may have been hard for Christi Chadwell to imagine that her life today would consist of new conversations and meetings with farmers. A gift from her parents on her tenth birthday would shape her career path.
When Lindsay Hamer started her communications internship at the Texas Peanut Producers Board, she thought she had a good understanding of what her day-to-day responsibilities would be: writing press releases, making social media posts, and answering phones. But as she climbed into the 8-foot tall Tex P. Nut mascot uniform, she started to wonder what she had gotten herself into.
Established in 2014, the High Plains Chapter of The Wine and Food Foundation is a membership-based, non-profit organization […]
LUBBOCK, TX – Given the deadline to revise a bill in 12 to18 months, cotton farmers and legislators […]
In January, the Food and Drug Administration introduced a final rule that regulates the use of veterinary feed […]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) partnered with the High Plains Underground Water Conservation […]
The United Sorghum Checkoff Program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Services are teaming up to […]
The 2016-2017 cotton crop year on the High Plains exceeded the expectations of many, including Plains Cotton Cooperative […]
The drone industry is up in the air, but continues to grow rapidly allowing agriculturists like David […]
After graduating from Texas Tech in 2009, Braden Gruhlkey had to make a tough choice: would he be an ag teacher, or would he pursue the difficult and risky lifestyle of being a farmer?
The Texas Alliance for Water Conservation is working to help farmers utilize technology to conserve underground water. The […]
As preparation for the 2018 Farm Bill begins, state and national farm groups are ramping up their advocacy […]
The National Sorghum Producers (NSP) and Stoller USA hope to show off sorghum’s yield potential by having growers compete in its […]