Ag irrigation workshop in Caldwell Nov. 10

An irrigation system near Navasota, Texas. (By Michael Miller, Texas A&M AgriLife Marketing and Communications)

Local producers can receive updates on grant programs and new irrigation technologies.

Agricultural producers in Milam and Burleson counties are invited to an agricultural irrigation workshop Nov. 10 in Caldwell, hosted by the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

The event will cover new agricultural irrigation technologies, best practices and cost-share opportunities that optimize water use while maintaining crop yields and farm profitability.

The workshop will be held 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., at JRG Farms, 8105 FM 50, in Caldwell. Light breakfast and lunch is included, and registration is required at

“The groundwater conservation district and AgriLife Extension support our local ag producers’ efforts to conserve and protect water resources while also maximizing the production of food and fiber,” said Jaclyn Robertson, AgriLife Extension associate with the Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District and the Texas Water Resources Institute, College Station. “Workshops like these help us share the latest best practices, programs and technologies that maximize water-use efficiency and crop profitability.”

The workshop will include:

  • Irrigation water management practices
  • Irrigation scheduling tools, technologies and strategies
  • System application and efficiency
  • Information about the district’s grant program

Keynote speaker Drew Gholson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Mississippi State University, coordinator for the National Center of Alluvial Aquifer Research, and Extension expert of conservation irrigation water management practices and use of scheduling technologies to help producers make informed decisions to save water and improve profitability of operations.

For more information, contact Robertson at or 979-314-2931.


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