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Southwest Farm Press cover pages: A year in reviewSouthwest Farm Press cover pages: A year in review

Looking back through 2021 through the cover pages featured in Southwest Farm Press.

Shelley E. Huguley

December 27, 2021

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As we prepare to begin a new year, take a moment to reflect on 2021 through this year's cover stories and inside articles. From retirements by well-known farmers and industry ag advocates to trying to clarify carbon farming to celebrating High Cotton and Peanut Efficiency Award winners and remembering February's harsh freeze, 2021 has been eventful! And its all played out on the covers and within the pages of Southwest Farm Press.  

Take a look and if you've missed an issue, let us know. We'd be happy to mail you a copy or direct you to the online link at Thank you for reading Southwest Farm Press and for entrusting your story to us. It is a privilege and an honor to write about events that affect Southwest agriculture. Cheers to a new year! 

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Also see, Top 12 stories in 2021 on Southwest Farm Press

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 that have to be 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 a 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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