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Retiring to Ranching –Producer Resource Utilization

Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent –Ag/NR Smith County Retiring to Ranching Workshop As a landowner or agriculture producer, do you ever have questions on who to contact for various local, state, and federal resources when it comes to your forage or livestock operations? When you do call these offices are you still curious as to what services they truly offer? A Producer Resource Utilization–Retiring to Ranching Series workshop is scheduled for Friday, October 10 at the Neches River Ranch, Jacksonville, Texas. This is a… Read More →

Aquatic Weed Control

  Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent –Ag/NR Smith County Aquatic Weed Management Farm ponds offer land owners many things. Farm ponds offer a source of water for wildlife and livestock, family recreation, and for some a food source in the fish raised. As with any pest or weed problem, proper identification of the weed is essential to insure adequate control measures are being used. Aquatic weeds can be a huge problem in some farm ponds and add to your frustration of trying to catch… Read More →

Texas Beef Quality Producer Program

60th Annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent –Ag/NR Smith County 60th Annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Scheduled The 2014 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course will be held Monday, August 4 – Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in College Station, Texas on the campus of Texas A&M University. The Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is the largest beef educational event in the country. It is a three day seminar that represents the culmination of knowledge from industry leaders and experts. This year marks the… Read More →

Estray Livestock

Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent –Ag/NR Smith County Estray Livestock From time to time, livestock may get out of the fenced pasture or area they are being kept. The Texas Agriculture Code, Title 6, Subtitle B, Chapter 142 provides details of how estray cattle are to be handled. Many times when cattle are out on the highway, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) are the first ones called. Texas State law in section 142.003 states, “the owner of the private property or… Read More →