Other Resources

Discover AgriLife Learn!

AgriLife Learn is the home for educational resources for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Grab quick information for solutions you need now or sign up for one our courses or certifications to change the trajectory of your future path. From gardening to goats, and childcare to lawn maintenance, we’ve got you covered with the latest research-backed information from Texas A&M AgriLife.  Courses (including those with CEU credits), publications, workshops and merchandise are all available at AgriLife Learn: https://agrilifelearn.tamu.edu/s/

Agriculture Council of America (ACA)

ACA is an organization uniquely composed of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities dedicated to increasing the public awareness of agriculture’s vital role in our society. The Agriculture Council of America and the National Ag Day program was started in 1973.  www.agday.org

Agricultural Pest Management – News from the Field

Time sensitive information on pest management (insect, weed, disease) news is delivered weekly during the crop production season by four clusters of IPM Agents covering most of Texas. https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/asset-local/agricultural-pest-management-news-from-the-field/

Agricultural and Timber Exemptions

Farmers, ranchers and timber producers can claim exemptions from some Texas taxes when purchasing certain items used exclusively to produce agricultural and timber products for sale.  For more information visit: https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/ag-timber/

Aquaculture, Fisheries, and Pond Management

This program provides expertise and resources related to topics including sportfish management, aquaculture, fish species and production, ponds, aeration, water quality, aquaponics and aquatic vegetation.  https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/asset-local/aquaculture-fisheries-and-pond-management/

Family Land Heritage

The Family Land Heritage (FLH) program is a recognition program that honors families who have owned and run a continuous agricultural operation for 100 years or more. Every year TDA hosts a ceremony at the Texas State Capitol to celebrate the families who have passed down their proud Texas legacy from generation to generation and who continue to inspire us with their commitment and endurance.  For more information visit: https://texasagriculture.gov/News-Events/Family-Land-Heritage

Fort Bend Central Appraisal District – Agricultural Appraisals

The Fort Bend Central Appraisal District (FBCAD) handles all agricultural appraisals.
For Forms, guidelines and more, visit:  www.fbcad.org/ag-appraisal/   Agricultural Appraisal Guidelines and helpful application information can be found at the link above, then scrolling to the “Related” section of the site. See their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) site for answers on questions such as how to get an ag exemption, what is minimum acreage and more!

Prairie View A&M Agriculture and Natural Resources

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 include Livestock Management (including Small Ruminant Production) as well as Sustainable Agriculture Programs. Visit their site at https://www.pvamu.edu/cahs/extension/agriculture-and-natural-resources/

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Entomology

The AgriLife Extension Entomology program is located across Texas and can provide advice on control of urban, structural, landscape, garden, veterinary and agricultural pests and pests that are threats to human health.

Texas A&M University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Teaching hospital within the School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Services at Texas A&M University. Visit https://vethospital.tamu.edu/

Texas Farm Bureau

Bringing consumers together with farmers and ranchers. To build a lasting relationship. To share the stories and values of rural Texas.  Grassroots advocacy is our passion. We’ve made our mark on Texas. Protection of property rights. Texas’ superb farm-to-market road system. Economic incentives to keep farmers on the land and make food affordable. Advocacy helped us grow. From a tiny organization in 1933 to the largest and most influential group of farmers, ranchers and rural families in Texas.  https://texasfarmbureau.org/

Texas Master Naturalist – Coastal Prairie Chapter

The Texas Master Naturalist™ Program’s mission is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas. Coastal Prairie Chapter members volunteer mainly in Fort Bend, Waller and Wharton counties.  https://txmn.org/coastal/

USDA Service Centers

USDA Service Centers are locations where you can connect with Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or Rural Development employees for your business needs. Enter your state and county below to find your local service center and agency offices. If this locator does not work in your browser, please visit offices.usda.gov.  To see all agencies under USDA such as Agricultural Marketing Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Rural Development and more, visit: www.usda.gov/our-agency/agencies

Zoonosis Control

Find information on Zoonosis control, learn about animal bites, disease cases and more. https://www.dshs.texas.gov/animal-safety-zoonosis

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