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Bertha Venegas presents agency information to teachers. UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy
Undergraduate students hone their plant identification skills by competing at TSSRM Plant ID.
VFDs are addressing energy resource concerns through EQIP.
Field radishes are one example of cover crops featured on the field tour.


Kimberli Prewitt, Sherri Halsell, Annie McClintock & Cordelia Redman are all battling cancer.
The winner of the range and pasture contest receives a beautiful beltbuckle.
  • Aspiring Range Managers
    By Ashley Abreu, Soil Conservationist, USDA-NRCS, Amarillo F.O. and 
    Quenna Terry, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS
Community leaders provide location for LWG mtg at the unique Pioneer Memorial Museum in Crosbyton.
Jose L. Sanchez (left),  shared Puerto Rican dishes during the event.
USDA-Farm Service Agency and NRCS staff visit with workshop attendees at their booths.


West Texas rancher developed a grazing plan that mimics historical patterns of migrating buffalo.
Springs can be seen coming out of the fractured rock in the creek.
Samantha Gonzalez documents forage weights during an Earth Team video shoot.
NRCS Agronomist and Stephanie Reyes discuss planting and the different plants.
Solar panel and water storage tank  improves water efficiency and distribution to cattle.


One of the benefits of an efficient irrigation system and land leveling is better hay production.
The Field to Fork Dinner offers insights on family farming, sustainability and technology.
Taylor Bartek with TCP and Michael Brooks with NRCS prepare talking points for their interviews.


Diana Padilla talks about installing the seasonal high tunnel themselves and vegetables grown.
NRCS Staff discusses the conservation practices that they can assist  financially and technically.
A solar panel , water well and tank help provide a managed water system for the cattle on rotational grazing on the ranch.
NRCS exhibited pollinator display at the Pollinator Powwow in Lubbock.


Erin and John Kimbrough, will share opportunities for veterans in farming and ranching at workshop
Rancher Diaz Murray talks to the group about his management practices and recent weather events.
A portion of the workshop was dedicated to riparian area management with John Sackett presenting.
Bertha Venegas, NRCS outreach coordinator for Texas attends StrikeForce meetings in High Plains.
Exhibiting in the Food and Agriculture building, NRCS was one of 1,600 vendors at the event.
Tommy Henderson (center) has hosted event for 10 years
Jack SWCD Board Chairman Jerry Henderson and board member and event site host, Brent Hackley.


Hanlin and TPWD Director Rodney Franklin survey damage at Mother Neff State Park
Farming is a family tradition for Todd Lynn Kimbrell, his wife, Lindsay, son Trey & daughter Tessa.
  • Extreme Farming
    By Dee Ann Littlefield, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS
Forage samples were clipped, air-dried and weighed to determine livestock carrying capacity.
Tina Hendon with Tarrant Regional Water District demonstrates the power of moving water.
Each student is assigned a task and bags are assembled with care in an assembly line.
TWDB Member Peter Lake visits with Rancher Bob Durham at the reception following award presentation.
Doug Rose, retired marine, works with soldier on career opportunities with the NRCS and USDA.


Roots of the cotton plans have broken through hard pan & penetrated the soil several feet deep.
  • It's The Pits
    By Dee Ann Littlefield, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS
Conservation Farmer of the Year Award for Martin County Mat and Marion Snell for no-till farming
The ag water harvesting catchment system on Durham's ranch includes six 5,000 gallon storage tanks.


Drenda Williams accepts the NOPBNRCSE organizations Drum Major for Service Award.
Ricky and Tiffanie Roddy started their farming operation with just 13 acres and have grown it 300.
Bertha Venegas provides information of NRCS technical and financial assistance programs.
Flooding across numerous counties in Texas brought 2015 to a close.
Illinois Bundleflower & other forbs are an excellent food source for wildlife.
NRCS Grazinglands Specialist Kevin Derapf set up a rainfall simulator


NRCS provides the technical assistance to farmers and ranchers for permanent grass establishment.
SWCD Chairman Billy Foster offers congratulations on Letitia Carters retirement.
Principal spillway inlet & flood pool of watershed dam in Hays County four days after Oct. flooding.
State Conservationist, Salvador Salinas, sharing benefits of Conservation Client Gateway



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