New Waves September 2008

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Irrigation specialist retires after 40 years with AgriLife Extension

By getting his feet muddy and using a Pepsi bottle in an unorthodox way, Leon New has made a difference in crop production on the High Plains.

For more than 40 years, New has been working to help producers get water to their thirsty crops as economically and efficiently as possible as a Texas AgriLife Extension Service irrigation specialist.

On Aug. 31, he said goodbye to his job, knowing that along the way he’s done his best to understand and meet the needs of irrigation producers, he said.

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