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Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent –Ag/NR Smith County Are they Bees or are they Wasps? When people think about bees, they typically think honey bees or bumble bees. In reality, there are almost 3,500 species of bees in North America. As with any other insect, proper identification is important to know what species you have around your home or property. It is also important to know the habits of these insects to help determine what species you might have. Many of our local bee… Read More →
Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent –Ag/NR Smith County Rebuilding the Beef Herd Drought presents unique and difficult management decisions when it comes to raising livestock. The drought has caused many in the livestock industry to relocate or even liquidate cattle herds around Texas. As producers begin to look to expand their cattle herds in the next several years, have a plan in place to do so correctly. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Livestock Specialists have indicated the smaller cow inventory combined with high input… Read More →
Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent –Ag/NR Smith County Retiring to Ranching Retirement for many means slowing down or having ‘free’ or leisure time to pursue interests you and your spouse have dreamed of for years. Recreation, hobbies, new life skills, travel, family time, and more are what a lot of people look for in retirement. Some are retiring to ranching because they have always dreamed of owning and managing a ranch. There are some considerations to think about when retiring to ranching. Communication… Read More →
Rebuilding the Beef Herd updated 9-23-2013 Please click on the link to access the program flyer.