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Small Acreage Webinar Series

2014 SAHC news_release A series of webinars for Small Acreage Horticulture.

Top 10 Reasons to Thank a Farmer

      Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent –Ag/NR Smith County Thank a Farmer In America and living here in Texas, we have a lot to be thankful for.  We are all involved in Agriculture if we eat, wear clothes, and have a roof over our heads throughout most of our day.  While most of us are consumers of Agriculture, take time to thank a farmer because without their hard work, we would be without the necessities of life—food, fiber, and shelter. Texas is… Read More →

Fruit Trees

Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent –Ag/NR Smith County Fruit Trees   Right now it is pretty common to drive by feed stores or garden centers and see various fruit trees outside.  A fruit orchard may be desired for home use while some plant fruit trees to market their fruit crop.  Getting the fruit trees started off correctly is important to a successful venture. One of the first things when deciding on planting fruit trees is to make sure you have enough space to plant… Read More →

Texas Pecans

Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent –Ag/NR Smith County   Pecans The pecan is the state tree of Texas.  Pecan trees are important to the state’s history.  Specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service estimate that native and improved pecans are grown commercially on about 70,000 acres in Texas.  Pecans are rich in vitamins, contain high levels of antioxidants, and have been proven to help correct blood cholesterol profiles. A pecan enterprise can be successful if you do your homework.  Pecan trees prefer a… 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 →