Parker, Nick 2013-06-24

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This interview features Nick Parker who discusses different agricultural co-ops around the state, the drought, and his ideas for alternative energy.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Nick Parker

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: June 24, 2013

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 02:16:41 (2 hours, 16 minutes)


Don Hampton Biggers; George Carpenter; Introduction and Nick Parker’s birthday; Nick Parker’s early interests; Schooling; Joining the Air Force; Leaving the Air Force; Work in R.C.E Television Manufacturing; Beginning school in Fisheries; How Nick Parker got to A&M; Parker works illegally as Lab Director; Reduction in Force (RIF); Parker moves to co-op unit at Texas Tech University; A&M closes co-op unit and Texas Tech opens co-op unit; Continue discussion on creation of Texas tech co-op; Rabies in bats; Parker leaves Texas Tech University co-op; Drought; Parker’s background and views on alternative energy; Potential flooding on the East coast; Dry-land farming vs. Irrigated land farming; Greenhouses; Hydrogen as alternate fuel idea; Wind power; Electrolyzers; Nick Parker speaks with banker about crop investment; Idea for USDA to support building of greenhouses; PYCO

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio CD recording available for listening in our Reading Room

Transcript: found here:

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