The spray of water droplets hitting the sandy ground arc tiny rainbows in the summer sun. The big black tires of the pivot irrigation system inch forward acre by acre and soak the little two-leaved seedlings in an endless circle. It’s growing season on the High Plains.
Although only 26, Martin has years of experience after having helped his Father on the farm when he was a young teen. He knew he wanted to be a farmer when farming became a lifestyle and not a hobby. Years later, Martin is active on and off of the farm, working to inform both those within and outside of the ag industry.
A situation is playing out in the Texas Panhandle and local golf courses are feeling the heat. During […]
Water in Texas Water is undoubtedly one of the most important resources in Texas. The state of 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 […]