Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce a September 10 webinar focused on “Future directions: Exploring farmers' climate-smart tools.” This complimentary one-hour program will provide updates on how farmers are increasingly producing more outputs with fewer inputs and less impact on natural resources.

“Many farmers and ranchers are interested in finding the right combinations of tools, technical assistance and soil health management systems to protect their soils and produce crops more sustainably,” said Agri-Pulse editor Sara Wyant. “But often times, there are no easy answers and more comprehensive solutions are required.”

The webinar is sponsored by the Water Grows Initiative, which is a partnership of the Texas Corn Producers and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas. Speakers will explore management and methods to conserve water in the Ogallala Aquifer region, including cover crops, irrigation efficiency, no-till practices and more.

This Agri-Pulse webinar will document some of the progress that has been made in developing a systems approach to water conservation, discuss barriers to adoption, and provide data on how on-farm profitability is impacted. Speakers include:

  • Gloria Montaño Greene, deputy undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, USDA

  • Joe Outlaw, Ph.D., regents fellow, professor and extension economist in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University

  • Katie Lewis, Ph.D., associate professor of soil chemistry and fertility, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas Tech University

  • Brandt Underwood, agronomist, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

  • Kelly Kettner, owner, Kettner Farms

  • Braden Gruhlkey, partner, Gruhlkey Family Farms

Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant will serve as moderator for the event on September 10 at 11 a.m. CT. Registration for the webinar is free. You can sign up by clicking on this link.