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"Strikeforce Initiative for OASDVFR"

Awarding Agency: USDA Office of Advocacy & Outreah (OAO)

Prime Recipient: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Subrecipient: Texas Small Farmers & Ranchers CBO 

 

Outreach & Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers  Program for ten (10) events between
October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017.

 

Farm & Ranch Enhancement Program (FREP)”

 Cooperative Agreement with the USDA/NRCS in the State of Texas  

 

The Texas Small Farmers & Ranchers CBO and the NRCS have a common purpose of providing opportunities for changes to promote a healthy environment for humans and natural resources in rural and underserved communities.  The purpose of this project is outreach to two (2) historically underserved producers in East Texas counties to address and enhance their unique farming and ranching operations and increase their awareness and participation in USDA programs.

 

Maximizing Your Ag Legacy for Generations to Come!”

 Cooperative Agreement with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights.

 Presentations to support the TSFR/CBO ongoing outreach mission to the Limited Resource, Socially-Disadvantaged, Historically-Underserved, Beginning Farmers & Ranchers, Veterans and other minorities in the rural communities of Texas. These workshops will present each attendee with in-depth information to assist them with financial wellness in life and business as it relates to rural landownership, farm and ranch operations; with a strong focus on asset protection and leaving a strong legacy for their future generations.  The presenters will feature certified financial literacy professionals as well as USDA partners; all of which will provide the most effective delivery of services to the workshop participants and attendees.

 “Outreach on Grazing Lands to Enhance Economic Analysis (Cost Benefits) for Conservation Changes”

 

TSFR/CBO has provided a letter of support for a pending grant for The National Grazing Lands Coalition with a potential project partnership in conducting outreach/education/demonstration opportunities on how prescribed grazing impacts pasture and range productivity, economics, and conservation.  The cornerstone of the project will be the analysis of the influence of grazing management systems and kind/class of animals on economic performance at the enterprise level.  With this approach, NGLC will work with a large group of producers, located in seven different geographic areas, to assemble economic data that can link improvements in management to economic returns.  

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