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10Aug 2018

IN HONOR OF LARRY BUTLER & HIS LEGACY: The Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance Announces  the Larry Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund for Beginning Farmers Now Accepting Donations in Larry’s Honor   Larry Butler, farmer and a long-time leader in the local food community of Texas, died of liver cancer at the age of 70 on June […]

01Aug 2018

Texas State University’s Department of Agriculture will host the 2nd Annual Small Producers Conference August 13 – 15, 2018 Conference Registration is open, register here. Small Equipment Demonstration to be held on August 15th The conference will be held in the Department of Agriculture’s building on Texas State University’s campus from August 13th-14th and followed by […]

31Jul 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept nominations for county committee members beginning Friday, June 15, 2018. Producers across the country are already serving on committees where they play […]

30Jul 2018

  It’s always such a pleasure to run into farmer friends (and former Texans). Sue and Farmer Katie Tritsch were able to catch up recently and talk strategy for the Texas Center for Local Food. Big things to come, so make sure to stay tuned! Farmer Katie currently works at Singing Frog Farms in Sebastopol, […]

26Jul 2018

Elgin has been designated as an Opportunity Zone by the governor.  This could encourage significant private investment in our local food projects.  How can our community take advantage of this designation and how can we work together to decide which projects and which investors? Here is a short overview from the brilliant folks at CAPCOG. […]

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

Farmshare is hiring! To apply, submit your resume and cover letter along with two references to info@farmshareaustin.org. ​ Click position title for a detailed description. Please include which position you are applying for in the subject line. Mobile Market Manager Expected start date: Monday, September 10 Application closes Thursday August 9 *** Mobile Market Coordinators […]

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 […]