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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 →

Rebuilding the Beef Herd–November 19

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

September National Preparedness Month

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 →