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Click here to view RFDTV Program "Out On the Land" featuring Texas Small Farmers & Ranchers CBO helping small farmers.

USDA/NRCS Producer Profile TSFR/CBO Member, RICKY RODDY wins 3rd place in the 2015 Lloyd Wright Small Ranchers Award. Click here for video of Roddy and his family farm in McLennan county as owners of the RR Ranch.

USDA/NRCS Conservation Plan Process...click here!

USDA/NRCS Beginning Farmers Program Assistance...click here!

USDA/NRCS Organic Farmers Program Assistance...click here!

USDA/NRCS Socially Disadvantaged Farmers Program Assistance...click here!

For TSFR/CBO Regional Events/Information - go to "Meetings/Events" page.




New TSFR/CBO Outreach Meeting Location


Serving Texas Counties of

 Hill, Limestone,McLennan, Milam, & Navarro





Falls County Booker T. Washington


Alumni & Ex-Student Association Building


216 Falls Street, Marlin, Texas 76661



2016 Meeting Schedule @ 6:30 PM:


·       June 23, 2016 (Excellent meeting with informative feedback from attendees!)


·       August 18, 2016 (Round-table discussion w/ Wade Ross, TSFR/CBO State Director & Local USDA/NRCS Conservationist.)


·       November 17, 2016


Click here for August 18, 2016 meeting details!

UNITED IN OUTREACH!  United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) State of Texas Directors  and Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights joined TSFR/CBO at first meeting, June 23, 2016 at new outreach location in Marlin, TX!


 From Left to Right:

  • Salvador Salinas, State Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS);
  • Judith A. Canales, State Executive Director, USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA);
  • W. Wade Ross, State Director, Texas Small Farmers & Ranchers/CBO;
  • Paco Valentin, State Director, USDA Rural Development (RD)

Dr. Joe Leonard, USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights (OASCR)


TSFR/CBO & USDA/Farm Service Agency presents meeting on "Available Assistance from the USDA-FSA Microloan Program" in Marshall, TX, Saturday, August 20, 2016. Click here for details.

Click here to register for TEXAS A&M BEEF CATTLE SHORT COURSE, August 1-3, 2016

TSFR/CBO Presents Part 2 of Financial Literacy Workshop - "6 Steps to Leave Your Ag Legacy", Thursday, August 4, 2016 @ TSFR/CBO Tech Center in Navasota, TX. Click here for details!

Great feedback from TSFR/CBO Financial Literacy Workshop on March 31, 2016. Click here for presentation!

Click here for current very informative announcements from the Office of Advocacy & Outreach (OAO)!

Click here to Register for Free Agriculture Business Workshops - "Battleground to Breaking Ground - A Transformational Journey"

7 Good Business Habits for Young Farmers...Click here!


 Kevonna comes in 3rd in her class & 10th overall at 2016 Houston County 4H!  (Check out Her Ag History on Youth News Page.)

Ariana Woolbright wins Grand Champion Fryer Rabbits!!

2016 USDA 1890 Scholarship Presidental Application. Click here.

2016 1890 High School Application. Click here.

2016 1890 Scholars College Application. Click here.

1890 Hot Majors. Click here.

NEWS RELEASE - USDA Expands Microloans to Help Farmers Purchase Farmlands & Improve Property - Producers, Including Beginning & Underserved Farmers, Have a New Option to Gain Access to Land - Click here!

Do You Want Your Receipt? Texas Farmers & Ranchers to Receive Documentation of USDA Services...Click here for details!

Click here for current National Agriculture Statistics!

Click here for Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Monthly Newsletter.

4 Estate Planning Documents You Need Beyond A Will...Click here!


Texas Department of Agriculture Announces Funding Available for Organic Producers. Click here for details....

"On the Right Track" - Article on the unprecedented visit by James Gore, Assistant Chief of Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to the site of TSFR/CBO State Headquarters. Click Here!


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack & Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan with Wade Ross,Texas Small Farmers & Ranchers at the Honor Awards on patio of U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., Wednesday September 12, 2012 - CLICK HERE

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces a new Microloan Program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designed to help small and family operations, beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers secure loans under $35,000. Click here.


Texas Small Farmers & Ranchers/CBO TECHNOLOGY CENTER!! Click Here!