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21Jul 2018

Original USDA Press Release can be found here. WASHINGTON, July 16, 2018 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continues through November 16, 2018. “Hurricanes and […]

21Jul 2018

New Cover Crops and Water Quality Fact Sheets, Infographics and Slide Set Now Available Barges carrying agricultural products aren’t the only traffic on the Mississippi River. Nutrients and sediment from across the Mississippi River Basin travel down the river until reaching the Gulf, where they linger and create low oxygen “dead zones” in which many […]

19Jul 2018

Agripreneurship 101 Brings Financial Skills to Farmers On July 12th, Farmers from all around the state of Texas gathered in Elgin, Texas at the Fleming Community Center to discuss and learn about funding and financial planning for agricultural ventures. A big thanks to our event partners the Alamo Ranch Farmers Market and the Alliance for […]

19Feb 2018

One of the distinctive features of food businesses is that most can start small and grow big.. or stay small, depending of course on the goals of the owner.  Here’s an article with key tips to use in your food biz. Little to Big: 8 Little Lessons for Big Results for New Food Entrepreneurs. by […]

03Feb 2018

What an amazing group of people again at the TOFGA conference this weekend in Georgetown.  Familiar smiles, new smiles and loads of great information being shared. We are working with a team on a Feasibility Study to determine if a central Texas food hub will benefit farmers and we need to hear your voice.  Find […]

21Jan 2018
Sue Beckwith in Iowa snow January 2018

What was I thinking going to Iowa in January?  It was minus 3 degrees!  I attended the Iowa State University Community Food Program annual showcase event for community projects.  The room was packed with folks from across the state sharing their projects from Farm-to-School to commercial kitchens.  The roads were covered in snow and honestly […]

21Dec 2017

As we finish up our Harvey Emergency Relief Fund work, here is an update on our accomplishments.  First let me say – Hooray to our partners and amazing donors!  We really kicked it and did a fabulous job.  It was the work of each of our partners, supporters and friends that brought in national attention and made our campaign […]

11Dec 2017

The Elgin school district (Elgin ISD) is one of only a dozen districts to receive recognition for ground-breaking programs in a special edition of Texas School Business magazine.  This article highlights this outstanding recognition of Elgin ISD’s Farm-to-School program by the Texas Association of School Administrators.   Partnership with the City of Elgin is key to this […]