Ogallala conference on tap


By The Telegram

By The Telegram

Representatives from the Ogallala Aquifer Program, a project funded by The U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Service, will hold a conference and workshop Tuesday and Wednesday in Garden City.

The program will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave.

The Ogallala Aquifer Program is a project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. The program provides permanent funding for many research projects on water conservation for the Ogallala Aquifer through a consortium between USDA-ARS, Kansas State University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and West Texas A&M University.

The free, two-day conference is open to the public and offers presentations and workshops addressing a variety of water issues pertinent to the region.

Topics to be covered include: updates on regional water issues; the Ogallala Aquifer's Impact on Gov. Sam Brownback's Ogallala Aquifer initiative; availability of Ogallala groundwater; practices to increase efficiency of water use for crop planting, management and sequencing; and presentations on the status of water management research, future needs and next steps necessary for regional water management

For more information, contact Dave Brauer, USDA agricultural research service research agronomist, at (806) 356-5769 or at david.brauer@ars.usda.gov.

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