Monthly Archives: March 2016

SET regional economic development program applications available

Communities across Texas are invited to take advantage of a regional economic development initiative offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Prairie View Cooperative Extension Service, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development. The Stronger Economics Together (SET) helps rural communities capitalize on the strengths of the region to create jobs, wealth and economic development. More information is available at

I was visiting the Lands of America Blog site the other day to see their post about our Texas Equine Study, and I was drawn to this post with beautiful topographical pix.  I happen to think we have the most beautiful country in the world, and when I fly, I am in the window seat hoping for a clear sky and snapping photos. I love the transition from irrigated “crop circles” (as my city friends call them) to rough grasslands to winding rivers and forests before hitting the… Read More →

USDA Home Repair and Home Ownership

Many of our rural communities tell us about the need for home repair and home ownership. Here is a video on USDA home loan programs. Interested in learning more? See

Horse Owners Invited to Participate in Texas Equine Study

Texas horse owners are invited to participate in a study of the Texas equine industry. The study asks about horse ownership, participation in horse-related activities, boarding facilities, and horse-related expenditures. Owners of businesses that serve the equine industry, such as feed stores, training facilities, farriers, and veterinarians, are also invited to participate in the survey. The online survey can be accessed from the link: Individuals, especially those with complex businesses may which to complete a paper copy of the survey available at: Texas_Equine_Industry_Paper_Questionnaire. The survey will remain… Read More →