Business Development

We provide programs, tools, resources and expertise both local and statewide addressing business development and improvement, specializing in the areas of agriculture and agribusiness.

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Publications

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Sustainable agriculture takes into account multiple aspects of selling an agricultural product. This publication offers start-up tips and a list of resources for further information.

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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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These directions correspond with the Excel spreadsheet titled "Fertilizer Blend and Cost Consideration Spreadsheet" (ANSC-PU-429). The Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide calculators to help determine custom fertilizer blends and compare prices of various fertilizer options. You can find the Excel spreadsheet here: "Fertilizer Blend and Cost Consideration Spreadsheet"

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

The Master Marketer program is a 64-hour intensive marketing education course during which agricultural producers, ag lenders, and others are trained in marketing techniques, marketing plans, technical analysis, futures and options, and many other marketing related skills.

Program

The Ranch Management University is an intensive four-day event for new or inexperienced ranchers and landowners to learn about managing soils, forages, livestock and wildlife.

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

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THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO APPROVED PARTICIPANTS (contact: 979-862-1915 – clients who are currently enrolled in the Strengthening Families of Brazos Valley program). Wi$eUp is a financial literacy course. Learners will acquire financial awareness

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This course is for Texas landowners and discusses the basic law applicable to determine liability if someone is injured on rural land. If you are interested in more than one agricultural law topic, be sure to check out our Owning Your Piece of Texas course before purchasing this course.

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This course is for Texas landowners, and it addresses several popular topics among rural landowners including easements, landlocked property, adverse possession, and trespassing. If you are interested in more than one agricultural law topic, be sure to check out our Owning Your Piece of Texas course before purchasing this course.

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  • Course

    THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO APPROVED PARTICIPANTS (contact: 979-862-1915 – clients who are currently enrolled in the Strengthening Families of Brazos Valley program). Wi$eUp is a financial literacy course. Learners will acquire financial awareness

  • Course

    This course is for Texas landowners and discusses the basic law applicable to determine liability if someone is injured on rural land. If you are interested in more than one agricultural law topic, be sure to check out our Owning Your Piece of Texas course before purchasing this course.

  • Course

    This course is for Texas landowners, and it addresses several popular topics among rural landowners including easements, landlocked property, adverse possession, and trespassing. If you are interested in more than one agricultural law topic, be sure to check out our Owning Your Piece of Texas course before purchasing this course.

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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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    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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