NFL player goes from gridiron to wine grapes

Tankersley, Jaime
May 2013
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/14/2013, p1
The article reports on the decision by former National Football League (NFL) player Alphonse Dotson to have his own vineyard in Voca, Texas. Dotson sought the assistance of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to start raising wine grapes. Dotson and NRCS jointly developed a comprehensive conservation plan for the vineyard. The former player used the topography maps provided by NRCS to install a drip irrigation system.


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