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For nearly 20 years, Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) has funded nearly $1.5 million in grants to Texas Tech University, Texas Coalition for Sustainable Integrated Systems (TeCSIS), Texas Alliance for Water Conservation (TAWC), and their many partners to develop alternative production systems to monoculture cotton that address the growing need for water conservation, while keeping soils fertile, crop yields profitable, cattle production thriving, and surrounding communities viable in the Texas High Plains.

This photo collection showcases the results of long-term crop/livestock production systems, and how those results are being translated into practical field production practices and sustainable agriculture applications. This model of sustainable agroecosystems in the Texas High Plains is changing the face of agriculture in the region and helping to conserve water, improve soil health, boost ag profits and keep the High Plains region thriving for generations to come.

High Plains: Water

High Plains: Water

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