We provide education and resources to assist the beginning farmer or rancher. Our statewide resources include instruction on startup, marketing, loans, funding and beginner resources.
Related Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Food Science & Technology, Horticultural Sciences, Soil and Crop Sciences
Agricultural Safety and Health
Agricultural Safety and Health Program addresses farm machinery safety, safe handling of agrochemicals, and topics related to safety in farm, ranch, and rural settings.
All Resources on Beginning Farming
Agricultural Policy Specialist Dr. Joe Outlaw and colleagues from the Agricultural and Food Policy Center provide periodic updates on current agricultural policy issues.
- Tools and Apps
Texas A&M University’s Agricultural and Food Policy Center located within the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri teamed up to develop the tool. The tool provides information about: the decisions each producer and/or landowner must make when the different sign-up windows are for […]
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.
Generation Next targets new landowners, those who are inheriting land or those who are looking to start a new agricultural operation on an existing ranch.
The Small Acreage – Big Opportunity (SABO) program is a joint effort of Texas Wildlife Association and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to address this need.