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The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) cordially invite the public, other USDA agencies, other federal, state and local agencies with an interest in natural resources conservation and related issues and concerns to attend and participate in a 2019 LOCAL WORKING GROUP (LWG) MEETING in your area.

The meeting's purpose is to collect input from farmers, ranchers, federal, state and local agencies, agricultural leaders, organizations, businesses and other individuals  with input that allows  a LWG to identify and prioritize a county's resource concerns that need to be addressed through eligible Farm Bill conservation practices and also aids in establishing ranking criteria for county based funding.

CLICK HERE for the 2019 LWG Meeting in your Texas County.

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TSFR/CBO Official Logo

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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.

Click here for current National Agriculture Statistics!

TSFR/CBO
PART 2
PANEL DISCUSSION MEETING
Saturday,
March 23, 2019
10:00 AM
1530 SSW Loop 323
Room 152 
Tyler, TX 75701
Topic: "Good Stewardship Matters
for Making a Profit While Conserving Our Natural Resources" 
Strategies For Planning A Successful
Farm, Ranch & Wildlife Enterprise
On Your Land

Click here for Part 2 Meeting Agenda.

Click here for Part 1 Meeting Agenda.


Saturday Panel Discussions
@ Same Location:
PART 3 - April 13, 2019
PART 4 - April 27, 2019 
 

February 23, 2019

Part 1 - Panel Discussion Photos 

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 Introducing to this Area:

 

Calvin L. Greer

Farm Loan Specialist/State Environment Coordinator, Farm Service Agency College Station, TX 

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December, 2018 -  TSFR/CBO folks attending the 7th Grazing Lands Conference
"Taking the Gamble Out of Grazing" in Reno, NV

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)!

7 Good Business Habits for Young Farmers...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 Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Monthly Newsletter.

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

USDA STRIKEFORCE INITIATIVE FOR TEXAS! 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!

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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.

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

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Texas Small Farmers & Ranchers learn from the Beef 706 experts about beef quality management....click here for details.

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TSFR/CBO is acknowledge when Wade & Anita Ross receives the National Organization of Professional Black NRCS Employees 2nd Place Lloyd Wright Small Farmer Award at the 2017 Outreach & Agriculture Education Expo in Atlanta, GA, Saturday, December 2, 2017. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF PRESENTATION.

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Horace Hodge, Vice President of National Organization of Professional Black NRCS Employees

Anita Ross, TSFR/CBO Exec. Admin  & Owner of Hoaganie Farm Products

Wade Ross, TSFR/CBO Founder & State Director & Owner of Hoaganie Farm Products 

Lloyd E. Wright, Honored & Retired USDA Employee