AgriLife Extension offers estate planning workshops in Lubbock, Lamb counties in September

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Robert Scott, 806-775-1680, rj-scott@tamu.edu Mandi Seaton, 806-385-4222, mkseaton@ag.tamu.edu   LUBBOCK – South Plains landowners seeking farm and ranch estate planning information will have two chances to find it in September. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct two estate planning seminars with similar curriculums on Sept. […]

Ranchers weigh options on replacement heifers amid historic high prices

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, sbevers@ag.tamu.edu Editor’s note: This report has a video available at http://youtu.be/YBmgINs4Ayc  COLLEGE STATION – When it comes to replacement heifers in beef cattle operations, producers are faced with a dilemma: Raise them, buy them or sell them and “take the money and run,” said a Texas A&M […]

AgriLife Extension to hold three landowners’ planning, management workshops in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold three Landowners’ Planning and Management Workshops in August, September and October to address issues of importance to rural and semi-rural landholders in and around Bexar County. “The workshops will address wildlife valuation and management, maintaining wildlife habitat and the importance of financial and estate […]

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course attendees hear optimistic views on industry future

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – More than 1,500 beef cattle producers from across Texas and abroad gathered at Texas A&M University in College Station for the 60th Beef Cattle Short Course this week to learn more about cattle production and maximizing profits during times of record […]

Business people chosen for Texas leadership program

Contact: Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, 979-845-1554, j-mazurkiewicz@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Twenty-eight people have been chosen for the Texas Agriculture Lifetime Leadership program as Class XIV. The two-year program, led by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is an intensive study of agriculture worldwide that equips people in the agriculture industry to become leaders in their fields, […]

Texas A&M Financial Planning Program receives $25,000 TD Ameritrade Institutional grant

Writer: Blair Fannin 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Gene Nelson, 979-862-2527, nelsong@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Financial Planning program in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University has received a $25,000 grant from TD Ameritrade Institutional. The announcement was made Monday at the New York Stock Exchange. Faculty member Nathan Harness and Mariel Braun, […]

QuickBooks courses scheduled in Amarillo and Lubbock

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: DeDe Jones, 806-677-5667, dljones@ag.tamu.edu Jay Yates, 806-746-6101, jayates@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer QuickBooks Pro computer short courses for the 13th year on Aug. 26-27 in Amarillo and Sept. 16-17 in Lubbock. The trainings will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day […]

Austin program July 23 will help small-scale producers get ‘MarketReady’

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its MarketReady training program part of its Forward Farming program for area farmers, ranchers and food producers from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 23 at the AgriLife Extension office for Travis County, 1600-B Smith Road, Austin. “The MarketReady program addresses the market development risks and relationships […]

Forward Farming business planning, management session slated for July 16 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County will offer a Forward Farming program July 16 for small-scale agricultural producers wanting practical information and instruction on for-profit farming, said program coordinators. The program’s “Business Planning and Management” session will be held at the AgriLife Extension office at 1600-B Smith Road in southeast […]

AgriLife Extension to begin farm program educational effort in the High Plains

Meetings scheduled July 10-Aug. 20 Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Steve Amosson, 806-677-5600, samosson@ag.tamu.edu DeDe Jones, 806-677-5600, dljones@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be providing an extensive farm bill educational effort in upcoming months, said agency experts in Amarillo. While sign-up for the new farm bill program is still […]