New Waves July 2008

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Irrigation Training Program set for Chillicothe

Texas Water Resources Institute’s Irrigation Training Program will have a one-day training event Aug. 19, 2008, at Chillicothe. Drs. John Sij and Dana Porter will coordinate the program designed to help farmers and others learn about efficient tools and techniques of irrigation management.

The Chillicothe event is the second of six Irrigation Training Program events being held in different regions of the state during 2008-09. The first training program was in Lubbock. The program creates a cohesive region-specific program of information about irrigation practices, cropping systems and climates. Other sites where training events will be held are Mercedes in October 2008, San Patricio County in November 2008, Uvalde in Fall 2008 and Amarillo in January 2009.

The program is a collaboration with TWRI, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The Texas Water Development Board funds the project through its Agricultural Water Conservation Grant program.

For more information about the upcoming programs, contact Cecilia Wagner at cawagner@ag.tamu.edu or 979.845.1851.

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