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Carbon credits top TAWC field day agenda

Texas Alliance for Water Conservation to host 16th annual field day, feature producer panel.

Shelley E. Huguley, Editor

August 16, 2021

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Rick Kellison, Texas Alliance for Water Conservation project director discusses upcoming field day, August 19.Shelley E. Huguley

Carbon sequestration is a hot topic these days. But what are they and what markets are available for U.S. agriculture? How is carbon measured, reported and verified? Answers to these questions will be the focus of the opening presentations at the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation (TAWC) 16th annual field day, August 19, 2021, at the FiberMax Center of Discovery, Lubbock. 

"We are all about water and we know that water is our primary limited resource, as far as ag production in this region," said TAWC Project Director Rick Kellison. "But you can't talk about water conservation and water management without talking about soil health. Because there seems to be more interest, by even nonagricultural entities as it pertains to soil health, we're doing our best to get the as much of the best information to producers as we can." 

The field day will begin at 9 am. with a welcome from Tamara Daniel, executive director, Texas Soil and Water Conservation Board, and conclude at 1:30 p.m. with a weather outlook by Jody James, National Weather Service meteorologist. 

The field day will also include a producer panel with four Texas Plains producers discussing the utilization of conservation tillage in dryland and irrigated fields. Following a catered, free lunch, Jeff Miller with Forefront Agronomy will present, "Cowboys and Cover Crops."  

To hear more about this free event, watch the following video:


About the Author(s)

Shelley E. Huguley

Editor, Southwest Farm Press

Shelley Huguley has been involved in agriculture for the last 25 years. She began her career in agricultural communications at the Texas Forest Service West Texas Nursery in Lubbock, where she developed and produced the Windbreak Quarterly, a newspaper about windbreak trees and their benefit to wildlife, production agriculture and livestock operations. While with the Forest Service she also served as an information officer and team leader on fires during the 1998 fire season and later produced the Firebrands newsletter that was distributed quarterly throughout Texas to Volunteer Fire Departments. Her most personal involvement in agriculture also came in 1998, when she married the love of her life and cotton farmer Preston Huguley of Olton, Texas. As a farmwife, she knows first-hand the ups and downs of farming, the endless decisions made each season based on “if” it rains, “if” the drought continues, “if” the market holds. She is the bookkeeper for their family farming operation and cherishes moments on the farm such as taking harvest meals to the field or starting a sprinkler in the summer with the whole family lending a hand. Shelley has also freelanced for agricultural companies such as Olton CO-OP Gin, producing the newsletter Cotton Connections while also designing marketing materials to promote the gin. She has published articles in agricultural publications such as Southwest Farm Press while also volunteering her marketing and writing skills to non-profit organizations such as Refuge Services, an equine-assisted therapy group in Lubbock. She and her husband reside in Olton with their three children Breely, Brennon and HalleeKate.

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