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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This one-page information sheet describes the components of a flight plan and the reasons it’s critical to be ready in the event of a hospitalization, death, or other incapacitation.

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This 4-page factsheet provides guidelines and tips that business owners can use when establishing an online presence.

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This four-page publication explores the potential for biofilms to act as reservoirs in protecting, harboring, and dispersing severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) throughout the meat processing facility environment.

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

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

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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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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be difficult to administer. Employee situations can vary greatly and FMLA laws change frequently. This course provides an overview of the FMLA, the roles and responsibilities of both employers and employees, military leave and FMLA enforcement. (TDLR #27539)

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This course is designed to help supervisors and managers understand key components of personnel management. Topics examined include employer/employee communication, personnel policies, legal concerns, and best practices related to hiring, performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, and termination. (TDLR #25793)

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The County Tax Assessor-Collector (TAC) is by statute the registrar of voters. Upon completion, Tax Assessor-Collectors will be able to describe duties for voter registration, understand the purpose and procedures for using and reporting of Chapter 19 funds, and list items that can and cannot be requested under Chapter 19.

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    The County Tax Assessor-Collector (TAC) is by statute the registrar of voters. Upon completion, Tax Assessor-Collectors will be able to describe duties for voter registration, understand the purpose and procedures for using and reporting of Chapter 19 funds, and list items that can and cannot be requested under Chapter 19.

  • Publication

    This one-page information sheet describes the components of a flight plan and the reasons it’s critical to be ready in the event of a hospitalization, death, or other incapacitation.

  • Publication

    This 4-page factsheet provides guidelines and tips that business owners can use when establishing an online presence.

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    Does your ranch suffer from draught? Do you need better strategies during and after the draught? This course will increase your understanding of drought management strategies.

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    This course is designed to explain the purpose of Special Inventory and give an overview of the process.

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    Course Information WHO IS THIS APPLICATION FOR: Veterans, active-duty military, and any beginning farmer or rancher. DUE DATE: Fall cohort is Friday, May 31, 2024 at 5:00 pm Spring cohort is Friday, December 6, 2024 at 5:00 pm What is BattleGround to Breaking Ground? Battleground to Breaking Ground (BGBG) is a 4-phase program developed for […]

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    The Generation Next curriculum 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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    This online course helps participants understand introductory farm and ranch concepts, business planning, and training programs. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be provided with a certificate that can be used to verify training hours in agriculture.

  • Publication

    This four-page publication explores the potential for biofilms to act as reservoirs in protecting, harboring, and dispersing severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) throughout the meat processing facility environment.

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    This 4-page publication provides helpful guidance for the strategic budget planning process of local governments.

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