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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.

Farmers & Landowners Workshops Sponsored by USDA & Minority Landowner Magazine - June 19 & 20, 2017 - Click here for more information & 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!


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 Ourtreach Facilitaor

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

Wade Ross, TSFR/CBO Founder & State Director 


Join us for next Roundtable Meeting on Saturday, June 3, 2017 @ Luby's Cafeteria @ 10:00 AM in Tyler, Texas.
Details on Meeting/Events page.


UNITED IN OUTREACH!  United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) State of Texas Directors  and Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights joined TSFR/CBO at first meeting, June 23, 2016 at new outreach location in Marlin, TX!


 From Left to Right:

  • Salvador Salinas, State Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS);
  • Judith A. Canales, State Executive Director, USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA);
  • W. Wade Ross, State Director, Texas Small Farmers & Ranchers/CBO;
  • Paco Valentin, State Director, USDA Rural Development (RD)

Dr. Joe Leonard, USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights (OASCR)


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!