Business & Community

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has materials, programs and resources to support business and community development. Agency personnel are actively involved in their local communities, providing assistance through collaboration with local governments, businesses and service organizations.

Related Departments: Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications

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Research conducted in South Texas in 2015 found that:Prices were higher for polled/dehorned calvesPrices were lower for calves with red or spotted coatsPrices were not significantly lower for Bos indicus-crossed calvesExtension faculty collected data from the sales of 1,847 head of cattle in Bee, Karnes, Jim Wells, Live Oak, and Starr Counties. This publication explains […]

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A cost-price squeeze is a situation in which the ratio of prices received to prices paid is declining. The current credit crisis makes it likely that agricultural producers may soon face such a situation. Producers can prepare by making sure their loan documents are in order and reflect a realistic assessment of the profitability of […]

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Experimentar un desastre puede conducir a un comportamiento erratico, cambios en el estado de animo e incluso sintomas fisicos. Las senales de advertencia del estres posterior al desastre se explican en esta publicacion. Hay sugerencias para ayudar a las victimas a lidiar con el estres y para obtener ayuda profesional. (3 Paginas)

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
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Texas Rural Leadership Program provides adult leadership and community development for rural individuals, communities, organizations, and regions.

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TALL is a comprehensive, two-year leadership enhancement study program of agricultural policies and environmental issues for emerging leaders in Texas agriculture.

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The AgriLife Extension Rural Student Success Initiative aims to increase the number of rural students enrolling in and completing a postsecondary certificate or degree program.

Courses

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Course Information Battleground to Breaking Ground – Mentor Training Program is designed specifically for graduates of the BattleGround program to strengthen their mentorship skills. The mission of this program is to increase the number of qualified and dedicated mentors available to our BGBG program participants. Mentors work with our beginning farmers & ranchers to enhance […]

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

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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.

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    Course Information Battleground to Breaking Ground – Mentor Training Program is designed specifically for graduates of the BattleGround program to strengthen their mentorship skills. The mission of this program is to increase the number of qualified and dedicated mentors available to our BGBG program participants. Mentors work with our beginning farmers & ranchers to enhance […]

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

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    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.

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    Course Information WHO IS THIS APPLICATION FOR: Veterans, active-duty military, and any beginning farmer or rancher. DUE DATE: The Spring cohort is Monday, December 5, 2022, at 5:00 pm CSTThe Fall cohort is Friday, June 2, 2023, at 5:00 pm CST. What is BattleGround to Breaking Ground?BattleGround to Breaking Ground (BGBG) is a 4-phase program […]

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    Learn how to write a business plan for a farm or food business with real-world business plan examples included. This course will introduce you to business planning basics for farm and food enterprises in order to help you develop your business plan.

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