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New Texas Department of Agriculture Testing Procedures

TDA AGRICULTURAL APPLICATOR TESTING:  The Texas Department of Agriculture has contracted with PSI Services LLC to administer exams for all agricultural pesticide licensing. For information on the procedures each agricultural licensee (Private, Commercial, Noncommercial, and Political Subdivision Noncommercial) must follow to take their examination(s): PSI ConvenienceTesting Rollout TAES5-9-2014

Time to Soil Test

Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent –Ag/NR Smith County Have you taken a Soil Test? We all took tests in school but have you ever taken a soil test?  Now is a great time to be soil testing your gardens, lawns, pastures, and hay fields in preparation of spring planting and fertilization.  A soil test is the sure way to determine nutrients present or lacking in your specific soil type. There are a number of laboratories across Texas that can analyze your soil.  Most basic… Read More →

“Retiring to Ranching”

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–November 19

Rebuilding the Beef Herd updated 9-23-2013 Please click on the link to access the program flyer.