Feb. 21, 2017
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WTAMU Faculty Members Win First Place for Research Presentation
CANYON, Texas—A research poster presentation by two faculty members from the Department of Agricultural Sciences at West Texas A&M University won first place at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association 49th annual meeting Feb. 4-7 in Mobile. Ala.
The award-winning poster by Dr. Bridget Guerrero, assistant professor of agricultural business and economics, and Dr. Lal Almas, professor of agricultural business and economics, was titled as “Impact of Volatile Commodity Prices and Investment Costs on the Economic Feasibility of Subsurface Drip Irrigation.” It was among 45 posters presented.
Almas also presented two research papers titled “Production Efficiency Analysis of Capsicum (Bell Pepper) Cropping System under the Tunnels in Punjab, Pakistan,” authored by Hina Fatima, Lal Almas and Bushra Yasmin, and “Silage Quality Effect on Milk Production and Ogallala Aquifer Conservation in the Texas High Plains,” authored by Lal Almas, Bridget Guerrero, David Lust, Hina Fatima and Emmanuel Mensah.
Dr. Mallory Vestal, assistant professor of agricultural business and economics, also presented her selected research paper titled “Impact of Discount Rate and Price on Intertemporal Groundwater Models in Southwest Kansas,” authored by Logan Harkey, Mallory Vestal, Bridget Guerrero and Bill Golden. Vestal also serves as adviser to AGBE Quiz Bowl Team and took eight students to the conference to participate in the SAEA undergraduate students Quiz Bowl Competition.
The research presented at the conference is partially funded by the Ogallala Aquifer Program, a research consortium between USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Kansas State University, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension, Texas Tech University and West Texas A&M University.