Temple Rhodes is an avid outdoors-man, and is serious about the responsibility of taking care of the soil and water resources that enhance his life as well as the lives of the non-farm public.

“You can’t be tradition-bound in farming today,” Temple Rhodes says. “We have to take advantage of new technologies to get the most from our land. 

We’re about as close to being fully irrigated as you can get – probably 95 percent. Irrigation is a necessity because of the lighter soils. We’ve got around 30 center pivots and it’s a full-time job keeping those running. There’s also a fair share of furrow-irrigated, leveled land. A smaller portion is in contoured levees.