WD Farr

Cowboy in the Boardroom

Author: Daniel Tyler

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806186569

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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“Always a better way” was WD Farr’s motto. As a Colorado rancher, banker, cattle feeder, and expert in irrigation, Farr (1910–2007) had a unique talent for building consensus and instigating change in an industry known for its conservatism. With his persistent optimism and gregarious personality, Farr’s influence extended from next-door neighbors and business colleagues to U.S. presidents and foreign dignitaries. In this biography, Daniel Tyler chronicles Farr’s singular life and career. At the same time, he tells a broader story of sweeping changes in agricultural production and irrigated agriculture in Colorado and across the West during the twentieth century. WD was a third-generation descendant of western farming pioneers, who specialized in sheep feeding. While learning all he could from his father and grandfather, WD developed a new vision: to make cattle profitable. He sought out experienced livestock experts to help him devise ways to produce beef year-round. When World War II ended, and the troops came home tired of wartime mutton, the beef industry took off. With his new innovations in place, WD was ready. Tyler also reveals WD’s influence in securing water supplies for farmers and ranchers and in establishing water conservation policies. Early in his career, WD helped sell the Colorado–Big Thompson Project to skeptical, debt-ridden farmers. In 1955, he became a board member for the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, a post he held for forty years. Tyler bases his portrait of WD Farr on extensive archival research and dozens of interviews with people who knew him personally or by reputation. In the end, Tyler shows that although not everybody agreed, or will agree, with Farr’s stands on particular issues, this “cowboy in the boardroom” led by his own example. By embracing change and seeking consensus rather than forcing his will on others, his greatest legacy—as revealed in this book—may be the model of leadership he provided.

Women in the Canadian Academic Tundra

Challenging the Chill

Author: Elena Hannah,Swani Vethamany-Globus,Linda Paul

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773522749

Category: Education

Page: 273

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A unique collection that explores the experiences of academic women, their struggles for inclusion and equality with men, and their triumphs and disappointments.

Colorado Water

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Water resources development

Page: N.A

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The scope of [Colorado Water] is devoted to enhancing communication between Colorado water users and managers and faculty at the research universities in the state.

Running Dry

A Journey From Source to Sea Down the Dying Colorado River

Author: Jonathan Waterman

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426205597

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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In 1869, John Wesley Powell led a small party down the Green and Colorado Rivers in a bold attempt to explore the Grand Canyon for the first time. After their monumental expedition, they told of raging rapids, constant danger, and breathtaking natural beauty of the American landscape at its most pristine. Jon Waterman combines sheer adventure and environmental calamity in this trailblazing cautionary account of his 2008 trip down the overtaxed, drying Colorado. Dammed and tunneled, forced into countless canals, trapped in reservoirs and harnessed for electricity, what once was untamed and free is now humbled, parched, and so yoked to human purposes that in most years it trickles away 100 miles from its oceanic destination. Waterman writes with informal immediacy in this eye-witness account of the many demands on the Colorado, from irrigating 3.5 million acres of farmland to watering the lawns of Los Angeles. He shows how our profligacy and inexorable climate change spark political conflict, and how we can avert this onrushing ecological crisis. As he follows Powell afloat and afoot, Waterman reaches out both to adventure travelers and to scientists, conservationists, environmentalists, and anyone interested in the fragile interplay between nature and humans.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Fountain Creek Chronicles

Author: Tamera Alexander

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 0764207369

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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Presents three stories set in the Colorado territory, including "Rekindled," in which Larson Jennings, returning home after being badly burned and left for dead, discovers that his wife, Kathryn, is on the verge of losing their ranch, and is determined to save it at any cost.

A Synopsis of the Members of the English Bar

Containing Their Academical Degree, Inns of Court, Dates of Call, Courts in which They Practise, Official Appointments, Circuits, Chambers, &c., Arranged in Alphabetical and Chronological Order. Together with Lists of the Judges, King's Counsel, Serjeants, &c. ... of the Advocates ... and a Table of Legal Precedency

Author: James Whishaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 284

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Silver Fox of the Rockies

Delphus E. Carpenter and Western Water Compacts

Author: Daniel Tyler,Delph Carpenter

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806135151

Category: Nature

Page: 392

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Delphus E. Carpenter (1877–1951) was Colorado’s commissioner of interstate streams during a time when water rights were a legal battleground for western states. A complex, unassuming man as rare and cunning in politics and law as the elusive silver fox of the Rocky Mountain West, Carpenter boldly relied on negotiation instead of endless litigation to forge agreements among states first, before federal intervention. In Silver Fox of the Rockies, Daniel Tyler tells Carpenter’s story and that of the great interstate water compacts he helped create. Those compacts, produced in the early twentieth century, have guided not only agricultural use but urban growth and development throughout much of the American West to this day. In Carpenter’s time, most western states relied on the doctrine of prior appropriation--first in time, first in right--which granted exclusive use of resources to those who claimed them first, regardless of common needs. Carpenter feared that population growth and rapid agricultural development in states sharing the same river basins would rob Colorado of its right to a fair share of water. To avoid that eventuality, Carpenter invoked the compact clause of the U.S. Constitution, a clause previously used to settle boundary disputes, and applied it to interstate water rights. The result was a mechanism by which complex issues involving interstate water rights could be settled through negotiation without litigating them before the U.S. Supreme Court. Carpenter believed in the preservation of states rights in order to preserve the constitutionally mandated balance between state and federal authority. Today, water remains critically important to the American West, and the great interstate water compacts Carpenter helped engineer constitute his most enduring legacy. Of particular significance is the Colorado River Compact of 1922, without which Hoover Dam could never have been built.

Review of Meat Grading Standards

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Livestock and Grains of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, Ninety-third Congress, Second Session, July 25 and 31, 1974

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Livestock and Grains

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Meat

Page: 96

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Review of Meat Grading Standards

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Livestock and Grains of ..., 93-2, July 25 and 31, 1974

Author: United States. Congress. House. Agriculture Committee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 96

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Circulars

Author: Johns Hopkins University

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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