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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.

PVA&MU presents Agriculture Field Day, April 29-30, 2016. Click here for details!

Soil Health Workshop - "Making Cents of the Science" - May 6, 2016 in Tyler, 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)!

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension & Brazos Valley Ruminent Committee invite you to attend ROJO Ranch Walking Farm Tour, May 12, 2016..Click here for details!

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

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

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Ariana Woolbright wins Grand Champion Fryer Rabbits!!

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Jimmy Scott at his tree farm in Douglass, Texas.

 Agriculture Banquet

The Nacogdoches County Agriculture Committee will honor Jimmy Scott as the Pete Smith Agriculture Pioneer of the Year

at the Agriculture Appreciation & Awareness Banquet on Monday, April 11, 2016  at the Nacogdoches County Exposition & Civic Center. The award is sponsored by Heritage Land Bank.

 

 

 
BY John Boyette, 
District Forester III, 
Texas A&M Forest Service
Jimmy Scott is a quiet, modest man who has accomplished much and given back to his community even more. Scott was born and raised on a cotton farm in the Winter Hill community near Douglass along with his 11 brothers and sisters. He graduated from the C.L. Simon High School in Cushing, married his high school sweetheart Willie and moved to Dallas to begin his career with General Motors.
Although he lived and worked in Dallas, many of the neighbors in Winter Hill thought he still lived there because he came back so often to help out on the family farm.
After retiring from GM, Scott moved back to Nacogdoches in 1995 to raise cows. In 2000, he bought another 100 acre tract and started planting trees.
Scott hired his cousin to ride in the tree planter, and Scott drove the tractor. Together, they planted about 40,000 loblolly pine seedlings.
Today, Scott's tree farm is a showpiece that is often used as an example of how tree farming should be done. He has personally conducted a number of tours for other landowners and tree farmers. The most recent was a workshop hosted by Prairie View A&M for minority landowners in which Scott led the tour.
Scott can often be found on his tree farm clearing fence lines, maintaining fire breaks or improving his road system. He modestly said, "I like it to look nice."
Scott is a member of the Douglass Fire Board, the Angelina/Nacogdoches Counties Forest Landowners Association Board of Directors, the Deacon Board at Scott Temple Church of Christ, and the Texas Small Farmer and Ranchers/CBO Board of Directors. 
Scott is a Certified Tree Farmer through the American Tree Farm System and a Certified Forest Steward through Texas A&M Forest Service.

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!

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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