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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.

EQIP Local Work Group (LWG) Meetings Local Soil and Water Conservation Districts are inviting the public to participate in identifying the resource concerns and conservation priorities in meetings to be held across all counties in Texas. The meetings will focus on the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, but also on the new resource concerns identified in the recently passed Food, Energy and Conservation Act, also known as the 2014 Farm Bill. The new emphasis will involve concerns and issues regarding pollinating insects, organic farming and forestry. The purpose of this meeting is to gather comments from local entities, especially farmers and ranchers that have an interest in natural resource conditions and needs. The discussion and recommendations from the participants in the meeting will assist NRCS conservationists with program direction of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and resource concerns for other USDA programs for Fiscal Year 2017. If you would like more information on the ranking to be used, contact the local NRCS Office or your Soil and Water Conservation District. CLICK HERE for Texas Conservation Planning Meeting Schedule

 Beef Cattle Short Course

63rd Annual Beef Cattle Shortcourse. August 7-9, 2017. The largest beef educational event in the country! * 7+ CEU's offered. * Chance to win a $10,000 livestock equipment package! Click here for more information and to register.

2017 AG CENSUS IS UPON US!..Make sure your farm or ranch counts! Your agricultural operation, large or small, is important to U.S. agriculture. USDA/NASS (National Agriculture Statistics Service) conducts a census of all agricultural operations every five years as well as other agricultural surveys. CLICK HERE TO MAKE SURE YOUR OPERATION COUNTS!

Click here for current National Agriculture Statistics!

 Saturday, August 19, 2017 - TSFR/CBO Presents Round-Table Discussion with Keith D. Hiser, District Director, USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), Sulphur Springs, TX on "FSA POLICIES ON SETTLING DISPUTES & CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES" @ 11:00 AM at El Arbol Restaurant, 110 East Main Street, Wolfe City, TX. (Buy your own lunch.)


TSFR/CBO Youth First Time Shower RYAN ROSS RODDY won 3rd place at Lorena FFA Christmas Classic at MCC Highlander Ranch Waco Texas.

TARAH RODDY won 5th place in her class.  Her goat went to the highest bidder!  Great way to save for college!




Roundtable Meeting - February 11, 2017

Terry Jackson, TSFR/CBO County Outreach Facilitaor

Melinda Brakie, USDA/NRCS Soil Conservationist, Nacogdoches, TX

Wade Ross, TSFR/CBO Founder & State Director 


Join us for next Roundtable Meeting on Saturday, August 19, 2017 @ El Arbro Resturant, 110 East Main St., Wolfe City, TX @ 11:00AM.
Details on Meeting/Events page.


TSFR/CBO 2017 Grimes County Fair Preservation Grand Champions 


Senior Division, CHYNA WILLIAMS, "Sweet Pickled Peppers"
Junior Division, JA'NYA MATTHEWS, "Apple Jelly"

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!


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!