Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch — Fall 2024

Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
See Agrilife Learn


The Generation Next curriculum targets new landowners, those who are inheriting land, or those who are looking to start a new agricultural operation on an existing ranch.

What You'll Learn

Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch is offered as a 12-week online class and will require approximately 2 hours of your time per week. The course is for new landowners, those who are inheriting land, or those looking to start a new agricultural business on an existing ranch.

Generation Next is taught as an online school where participants will work towards developing a business plan with plenty of support from professionals who specialize in different fields.

Topics covered in the school include:

  • How to start an agricultural business
  • Understanding business taxes and ag exemptions
  • Ranch insurance
  • Tracking your finances
  • Evaluating your land's resources
  • How to set up livestock grazing and wildlife management leases
  • Basic ranching laws - fencing, water rights, etc.
  • Land management techniques
  • Alternative operations to add to the business
  • Setting goals with measurable objectives for success

In addition to business plan development, you will receive a Generation Next certificate and t-shirt upon completion of this course.

Read what Generation Next graduates are saying about the course!

Looking for solutions in your county? Contact your local extension experts

More choices in Business & Community

  • Course

    This course is designed to explain the purpose of Special Inventory and give an overview of the process.

  • Course

    The county tax office serves almost every resident of their county – every property owner, every auto owner, and many others. Providing effective customer service to all taxpayers promotes the public’s trust in the tax office as the first point of contact for the taxing entities they serve.

  • Course

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be difficult to administer. Employee situations can vary greatly and FMLA laws change frequently. This course provides an overview of the FMLA, the roles and responsibilities of both employers and employees, military leave and FMLA enforcement. (TDLR #27539)

  • Course

    This course is designed to help supervisors and managers understand key components of personnel management. Topics examined include employer/employee communication, personnel policies, legal concerns, and best practices related to hiring, performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, and termination. (TDLR #25793)

  • Course

    This online course helps participants understand introductory farm and ranch concepts, business planning, and training programs. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be provided with a certificate that can be used to verify training hours in agriculture.

  • Course

    Employers and supervisors are tasked with keeping their organizations in compliance with employment laws. Designed for the general public, this course provides an overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and sexual harassment. (TDLR #27113)