Ask Andy Wisdom what makes his West Texas cotton farm a success, and he will tell you the secret can't be found just in his soil or in any particular crop input.
It's teamwork that makes his Levelland, Texas, cotton farm run like clockwork.
"It's a team mentality with me," Wisdom said. "I'm very hands-on. I don't ask my people to do things that I wouldn't do myself. I can run any piece of equipment on this place, from the planter to the stripper. I have a great support system, from the people I work with to the people I farm for, and I can't do what I need to do out here without that support."
This team concept works for this fifth generation cotton farmer, who consistently brings in yields in the 2 to 4 bale range year after year.