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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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. […]

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This Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide tools to aid in determining application rates and costs for herbicides, insecticides, and adjuvants (surfactants) commonly used in the management of pastures and hayfields. A PDF copy of the directions included on the first tab of the spreadsheet is also available for download here: […]

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

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 […]

Course

BGBG will increase the number of farmers & ranchers and enhance their enterprise sustainability through an innovative, holistic model for education, training, technical assistance, and outreach. Phase 3 of BGBG has been created to provide an individualized online course curriculum to meet various production needs. Phase 3 focuses on helping participants gain the skills needed […]

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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

    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. […]

  • Publication

    This Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide tools to aid in determining application rates and costs for herbicides, insecticides, and adjuvants (surfactants) commonly used in the management of pastures and hayfields. A PDF copy of the directions included on the first tab of the spreadsheet is also available for download here: […]

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