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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 →
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.
Ag Biz News Column By: Chad Gulley County Extension Agent–Ag/NR Smith County September is National Preparedness Month September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters can be caused from hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, accidents, terrorism, ice storms, and wildfires to name a few. Do you have a family emergency plan in the event of a disaster? What plans do you have for your pets and livestock during a disaster? Water is vital to survival especially after a disaster. Dehydration occurs when the body loses too much water. When dehydrated,… Read More →
Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent—Ag/NR Smith County National Ag Week National Ag Week is March 17-23, 2013. National Ag Day is March 19, 2013. During this time, we should all take a moment to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. As the world population continues to soar, there is an even greater demand for the food, fiber, and renewable resources produced in the United States. The role Agriculture plays in our everyday lives is substantial. Agriculture provides almost everything we… Read More →