Water Conservation on a Screen Near You

Media Contact: Julia Stanford, jstanford@northplainsgcd.org or 806-935-6401

Outreach and sharing information are vital elements of programs within the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District. In addition to the usual methods of mailings, newsletters, field days, radio ads, and community events, the district has developed a strong digital presence for the convenience of our stakeholders. Read below for some highlights of our offerings.

The Cotton & Conservation educational video series began in June. These videos follow the progress of three cotton fields in Moore, Sherman, and Dallam counties. AgriLife Extension agents visit fields every other week to track the crop development and provide updates on insect and disease pressure, irrigation management, and other factors. After filming in the field, district outreach staff members edit the videos and release them the next day on the district’s website (at www.northplainsgcd.org/cotton) and YouTube channel. This series will give producers a close-up look at how cotton is managed in this area and how to use their water wisely when growing cotton.

Another video series debuted at the end of July, taking the place of a traditional field day that would take growers away from their operations. The Virtual Field Day playlist can be found on YouTube and at www.northplainsgcd.org/virtualfieldday. North Plains GCD’s agricultural consultant, Nich Kenny, and Dr. Jourdan Bell, regional agronomist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, provided updates on the progress of agricultural demonstrations ongoing at the North Plains Water Conservation Center. Their video presentations are separated by topic, so you can “attend” whichever sessions you want, as your schedule allows.

The district shares these videos and so much more on a variety of social media sites. For news, water conservation tips, employee photos, demonstration updates, and anything else water-related, follow North Plains Groundwater Conservation District. You’ll find the district on Facebook, Twitter (@northplainsgcd), Instagram (@northplainsgcd), YouTube, and LinkedIn.