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Ogallala Aquifer Program Named Blue Legacy Award Winner

Nov. 12, 2012

COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

Ogallala Aquifer Program Named Blue Legacy Award Winner

WTAMU faculty participate in program’s research

CANYON, Texas—The Ogallala Aquifer Program (OAP), a research consortium that includes several faculty members at West Texas A&M University, is one of four winners of the 2012 Blue Legacy Award in Agriculture presented each year by the Water Conservation Advisory Council.

The award recognizes those in the agriculture industry who address the problems of declining water levels and act as good stewards of water in Texas through best management practices, innovative technologies, leadership and sustainability. OAP will join fellow winners—Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Panhandle District 1, Texas Alliance for Water Conservation and the Robert Meyer Farms—for the award presentations Nov. 28 at the 12th annual Texas Commodity Symposium in conjunction with the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show.

The OAP consortium includes the Agricultural Research Service-U.S. Department of Agriculture locations in Bushland and Lubbock as well as Kansas State University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and WTAMU, Dr. Don Topliff, dean of the College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering, is the WTAMU representative on  the leadership team, and University faculty members involved include Dr. Lal Almas, Dr. Brock Blaser, Dr. Kate Brooks, Dr. Catherine Clewett, Dr. Robert DeOtte, Dr. Roy Issa, Dr. Ty Lawrence, Dr. David Lust and Dr. Bob Stewart.


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