Agriculture and Natural Resources

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The Agriculture and Natural Resources unit of the Cooperative Extension Program is the primary educational outreach unit of the university that disseminates research based knowledge to agricultural producers. County and specialist staffs assist small scale farmers and ranchers to become self sustaining and profitable.

Programs

Economics and Management for Sustainable Agriculture

This program provides technical and educational assistance to farmers and ranchers by assisting them in the identification of efficient agri-business practices, proper business management, and accounting/bookkeeping. Increase community awareness of programs by way of mass marketing, social networking, and information delivery on small business and community and economic development opportunities.

Major programs offered:

  • Livestock Marketing
  • Developing a farm business plan
  • Outreach of Risk Management Programs
  • Agricultural computer literacy class
  • Farm record book keeping
  • Farmers Market

Livestock Production

This program is dedicated for developing sustainable farming/ranching operations focusing on increasing the health and productivity of livestock through optimizing nutrition, and reproduction. The purpose is to ensure that these agricultural operations are not only profitable but they are also friendly to the community and the environment.

Major programs offered:

  • Goat Management Certification Program
  • Bull Gain Test
  • Rotational Pasture Project
  • Raising Backyard Chickens
  • Livestock Selection and Marketing

Crop and Forage Production

This program provides research based educational information to small scale and limited resource farmers with a focus on fruit and vegetable crop production to improve the income situation of the target clientele.

Major programs offered:

  • Sprayer Calibration & Chemical Safety
  • Weed & Brush Control
  • Spring Container Gardening Program
  • Soil Care and Amendment Program
  • Cool Season Forage for Winter Grazing
  • Raised Bed Gardening Workshop
  • Building Sustainable Gardens
  • Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
  • Small Acreage Composting

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Meet our Staff

At headquarters...

Billy Lawton
Program Leader (AGNR)
(936) 261-5117
BCLawton@ag.tamu.edu

Nelson Daniels, Ph.D.
Program Specialist
(936) 261-5112
NDaniels@ag.tamu.edu

Angela Moore

Angela Moore
Extension Associate
(936) 261-5002
almoore@pvamu.edu

In the county...

Corey Hicks
Extension Agent, Houston County
(936) 544-3255
Corey.Hicks@ag.tamu.edu

Brandon Hawkins
Extension Agent, Bowie County
(903) 628-6702
BCHawkins@ag.tamu.edu

Vidal Saenz

Vidal H. Saenz
Extension Agent, Hidalgo County
(956) 383-1026
VSaenz@ag.tamu.edu

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Derrick Banks
Extension Agent, Fort Bend County
(281) 342-3034
ddbanks@pvamu.edu

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