Blackland scientists are developing new technologies and management strategies to improve water, soil, and other natural resources on agricultural, urban, and military lands in central Texas and around the world. The EPIC (Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator, APEX (Agricultural Policy Environment Extender), SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool), and PHYGROW (for a forage production-run-off) models are deployed world-wide as people seek to: increase agriculture production and water supply; improve the environment and the economic well-being of people; and increase the sustainability of land.
Responsible for purchasing (purchase supplies, equipment, and services required in agricultural research), accounting (process payments to vendors and reimbursements to employees in a prompt and efficient manner), and processing travel reimbursements (travel reimbursements to agency employees and payments to vendors for travel related expenses). I strive to encourage and effectively promote the utilization of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB vendors). I have specialized training from the State of Texas Basic Public Purchasing, Inc; Travel Processing and Payments; National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc; General Service Commission.