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Introducing to this Area:
Farm Loan Specialist State Environmental CoordinatorUSDA Farm Service AgencyTEXAS STATE OFFICE2405 Texas Avenue SouthCollege Station, TX 77840(979) 680-5229Email: Calvin.Greer@tx.usda.govFax: 1-844-496-7876
Sue Beckwith Associate (Texas Center for Local Food) and
Marilyn & Billy Wright (TSFR/CBO Producers)
Attending New-Mexico Project event for USDA 2501 "Texas New Mexico Education for Socially Disadvantaged
& Veteran Farmers & Ranchers" Agreement between
University of Texas Rio Grand Valley (UTRGV) and TSFR/CBO between 9/28/2018 & 9/27/2019.
Horace Hodge, Vice President of National Organization
of Professional Black NRCS Employees
Anita Ross, TSFR/CBO Exec. Admin & Owner of Hoaganie
Wade Ross, TSFR/CBO Founder & State Director & Owner of Hoaganie Farm Products
Lloyd E. Wright, Honored & Retired USDA Employee
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.
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.
CLICK HERE for the 2019 LWG Meeting in your Texas County.
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!
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack & Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan with Wade Ross,Texas Small Farmers & Ranchers
CBO at 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!