Research and Extension efforts reach far

Verett says the spirit of cooperation that has been a key part of the center’s focus for decades is instrumental in many of the innovations. He said Texas Tech, USDA, and the AgriLife Extension and Research teams all coordinate efforts to find solutions for High Plains challenges.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Agricultural innovations reach far beyond the immediate end-users that are primary targets for better varieties, more efficient irrigation systems and new technology that improves farm and ranch profitability.

Anything that allows farmers to produce more cotton, put more pounds on beef cattle or more bushels of grain in the bins also helps rural economies. Advantages travel far beyond the farm gate.

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