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2020 SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Feb. 11

8:00 - 8:50                    

Registration/Coffee & Doughnuts

8:50 - 8:55                  

Welcome

Kelly Kettner, Farmer, Muleshoe, TX

8:55 - 10:15                    

"Seeing with New Eyes:  How Ecosystems are Designed to Function"

Dr. John Zak, TTU

10:15 - 10:35                

Break

10:35 - 11:05                

"Economics of a Cotton/Sorghum Rotation"

Barry Evans, Farmer, Kress, TX

11:05 - 11:35               

"Unconventional Cotton Farming" 

Patrick Middlebrook, Farmer, Shallowater, TX

11:35 - 12:00

Rainfall Simulator

Brandt Underwood, NRCS

12:00 - 1:00                 

Lunch 

2:10 - 2:55                    

"Growing Cotton and Multi-Species Covers in a No-Till System"              

Kris Verett, Farmer, Ralls, TX

1:00 - 2:10                   

"Unintended Consequences"               

Willie Durham, NRCS

2:55 - 3:15                   

Break

3:15 - 4:30                    

"Fundamentals of Implementing a Soil Health System"             

Jim Johnson, Noble Foundation                       

4:30 - 6:30                   

Beer & Bull

Wednesday, Feb. 12

9:00 - 10:15                  

"Benefits and Guidelines for Integrating Livestock into Cropping Systems"     

Dr. Tim Steffens, WTAMU

10:15 - 10:35               

Break

10:35 - 12:00               

"How Small Things can have Big Consequences in the Long-Term"

Dr. John Zak, TTU                    

12:00 - 1:00                 

Lunch

1:00 - 1:30                    

"High Plains Dryland Corn Production"                     

John Reznik, Farmer, Dumas, TX       

1:30 - 2:30                    

"The Living Soil:  The Hidden World Below"        

Dr. Natasja Van Gestel, TTU        

2:30 - 2:50                    

Break

2:50 - 3:20

"Where's the Trash Farmer?"

Ronald Meyer, Farmer, Stratford, TX

3:20 - 3:50                    

"Rotation:  More Than Going in a Circle"                                           

R. N. Hopper, Farmer, Petersburg, TX

3:50 - 4:20

Speaker Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks