Category Archives: Workshops

Tri-County Beef and Forage Workshop

Texas Master Naturalist

Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent—Ag/NR Smith County   Texas Master Naturalist             The Texas Master Naturalist™ program is a partnership between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department that has resulted in a unique master volunteer organization. The mission of the Texas Master Naturalist™ program is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.  Many communities and organizations rely… Read More →

East Texas Beef Cattle Shortcourse

Beef Cattle shortcourse poster 2014 Please click on the above link to access the program flyer.

Small Acreage Opportunities

    Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent –Ag/NR Smith County   Small Acreage Opportunities You may ask, what determines a small acreage operation?  Any landowner that does not feel their property is not large enough to compete with larger landowners in the same areas of interest.  You may also ask, how can I make a difference?  If managed properly, your small acreage Agriculture ventures can be very successful as well as very competitive. Small acreage operations may range from 5 to 100 acres; many… Read More →

Rebuilding the Beef Herd

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 →