DWFI’s NWC team continued its work as a leader of the multistate Ogallala Water Coordinated Agriculture Project (OWCAP). Since its inception in 2016, this effort, funded by the USDA NIFA, has brought together producers, scientists, groundwater managers, students and public and private organizations into a coherent project that supports research and encourages greater visibility and adoption of practical approaches to help extend the productive life of the Ogallala aquifer. For example, the Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program that spawned from conversations between a key producer and junior and senior faculty at UNL’s West Central Research & Extension Center is now completing year four. Recently, a new TAPS spinoff program has started in Nebraska and Oklahoma (with Oklahoma State University as partner).
View NWC’s special edition Water Current (Spring 2020) featuring the outputs, outcomes and impacts of the OWCAP project to date.