Agrilife Extension Resources

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

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Asset Type: Program
  • Program

    The David McKnight ’73 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Military Program focuses on providing educational programs and resources to assist veterans, service members and their families as they face the many uncertainties of life.

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    The BattleGround to Breaking Ground Project is a 4- phase educational program available to veterans, active-duty military, their families, and other beginning farmers and ranchers.

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    Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed produces and markets genetically pure seeds of new plant cultivars developed by scientists of Texas A&M AgriLife Research.