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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The center pivot is the agricultural irrigation system of choice for large acreage because of its low labor and maintenance requirements, convenience, flexibility, performance, and easy operation. Center pivot systems, when properly designed and equipped, conserve valuable resources such as water, energy, money, and time. The wise selection of a center pivot system will result […]

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This Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide calculators to help determine custom fertilizer blends and compare prices of various fertilizer options. A PDF copy of the directions included on the first tab of the spreadsheet is also available for download here: "Fertilizer Blend and Cost Consideration Spreadsheet" (ANSC-PU-425)

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"Brown Bagging" seeds poses risks and can be costly to farmers, whereas purchasing certified seed can increase farmers’ yield and profits. Certified seed passes through rigorous field inspection and testing. Selling and trading protected seed is illegal. This tri-fold brochure describes the benefits of choosing certified seed, compared to the risks of using "brown-bagged" seeds. […]

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.
Program

Texas Rural Leadership Program provides adult leadership and community development for rural individuals, communities, organizations, and regions.

Program

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

Program

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

Course

Course Information The BattleGround to Breaking Ground Phase 2 course will assist participants to complete their agriculture business plan through weekly online modules. The business plan assignments are broken down into business descriptions, operation plans, marketing plans, and financial plans. Participants will submit their weekly business plan assignment to be reviewed by an agriculture economist […]

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Course Information The BattleGround to Breaking Ground Phase 2 course will assist participants to complete their agriculture business plan through weekly online modules. The business plan assignments are broken down into business descriptions, operation plans, marketing plans, and financial plans. Participants will submit their weekly business plan assignment to be reviewed by an agriculture economist […]

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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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  • Course

    Course Information The BattleGround to Breaking Ground Phase 2 course will assist participants to complete their agriculture business plan through weekly online modules. The business plan assignments are broken down into business descriptions, operation plans, marketing plans, and financial plans. Participants will submit their weekly business plan assignment to be reviewed by an agriculture economist […]

  • Course

    Course Information The BattleGround to Breaking Ground Phase 2 course will assist participants to complete their agriculture business plan through weekly online modules. The business plan assignments are broken down into business descriptions, operation plans, marketing plans, and financial plans. Participants will submit their weekly business plan assignment to be reviewed by an agriculture economist […]

  • Publication

    The center pivot is the agricultural irrigation system of choice for large acreage because of its low labor and maintenance requirements, convenience, flexibility, performance, and easy operation. Center pivot systems, when properly designed and equipped, conserve valuable resources such as water, energy, money, and time. The wise selection of a center pivot system will result […]

  • Publication

    This Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide calculators to help determine custom fertilizer blends and compare prices of various fertilizer options. A PDF copy of the directions included on the first tab of the spreadsheet is also available for download here: "Fertilizer Blend and Cost Consideration Spreadsheet" (ANSC-PU-425)

  • Publication

    "Brown Bagging" seeds poses risks and can be costly to farmers, whereas purchasing certified seed can increase farmers’ yield and profits. Certified seed passes through rigorous field inspection and testing. Selling and trading protected seed is illegal. This tri-fold brochure describes the benefits of choosing certified seed, compared to the risks of using "brown-bagged" seeds. […]

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