Welcome to the Smith County Agriculture blog. Here you will find posts of recent articles, emerging issues, web pages, etc. that are researched based and I think will be useful to you in your various Agriculture ventures.
Agriculture is life. From the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and even the homes we live in, all of us are involved in Agriculture to some degree whether we know it or not. This blog will provide information for you and your family to use to learn more about the Agriculture Industry in East Texas and how you might be a part of this industry.
Blog posts include upcoming Agriculture and Natural Resource events in the region as well as other Agriculture related topics I hope you will find useful. Educational programs, continuing education units (CEU’s), research, result demonstrations, and more will be posted on a regular basis.
Working hand-in-hand with its Texas A&M System partners, the state legislature, and the communities it serves, the mission of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to serve Texans through community-based education has remained unchanged for almost a century.
With a vast network of 250 county Extension offices and some 900 professional educators, the expertise provided by AgriLife Extension is available to every resident in every Texas county. But Extension educators are well-aware that a program offered in Dallas might not be relevant in the Rio Grande Valley. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension custom-designs its programs to different areas of the state, significantly depending on residents for input and program delivery.
The mission of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is a seemingly simple one: improving the lives of people, businesses, and communities across Texas and beyond through high-quality, relevant education. Carrying out this mission, however, is a massive undertaking. One that requires the commitment of each and every one of the agency’s employees. Through the programs these employees provide, Texans are better prepared to:
- eat well, stay healthy, manage money, and raise their children to be successful adults.
- efficiently help themselves through preventing problems and using tools for economic stability and security.
- improve stewardship of the environment and of the state’s natural resources.
Today’s AgriLife Extension is known for its leadership, dedication, expertise, responsiveness, and trustworthiness. Texans turn to AgriLife Extension for solutions, and its agents and specialists respond not only with answers, but with a significant return on investment to boost the Texas economy.
(Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo) Flyer – Backyard Chicken Program Please click on the above link to access the program flyer.
Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent—Ag/NR Smith County Top Ten Mistakes Pond Owners Make (5 through 1) In this article, we will count down the top ten mistakes pond owners make in regards to managing their farm pond. This is part two of a two part series on the top ten mistakes farm pond owners make. The number 5 mistake, stocking hybrid sunfish as bass forage. Hybrid sunfish are the result of crossing two sunfish species, usually bluegill and redear sunfish or green sunfish…. Read More →
Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent—Ag/NR Smith County Top Ten Mistakes Pond Owners Make (10 through 6) In this article, we will count down the top ten mistakes pond owners make in regards to managing their farm pond. Are you guilty of any of these infractions? If we try to eliminate these mistakes, we can have better fishing in our farm ponds. This will be a two part series. Part one is mistakes 10 through 6. Part two will be mistakes 5 through 1…. Read More →
SMITH COUNTY RABIES CLINIC Please click on the above link to access the information for this annual Rabies Clinic.