Category Archives: Programs—ANR

Upcoming Ag Census needs promotion

Results from the 2017 Census of Agriculture will help shape farm programs and boost services for communities and the industry. To achieve as high a response rate as possible, your help is needed. Read More →

New funds aimed at education for beginning farmers, ranchers

Applications are due December 8 for 2017 grants to help train the next generation of agricultural producers. The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced availability of $17.7 million. Read More →

Resource roundup: all about Zika

To support Extension educators, an array of multimedia educational resources about avoiding the mosquito-borne Zika virus is now available on a single website, courtesy of the Department of Entomology and AgriLife Communications. Read More →

On the organic front: learning, grant opportunities

Organic food production takes the spotlight in a five-part eXtension webinar series, beginning March 9, and in two USDA grant programs that are open for applications through April 16 and April 30, respectively. Note the April 7 webinar topic: “Innovative approaches to Extension in organic and sustainable agriculture.” Read More →

Web portal designed for new farmers

A new online resource provides centralized, one-stop shopping for beginning farmers and ranchers to explore the variety of USDA initiatives designed to help them succeed. Read More →

CEA news of a different sort

County Extension agents who pride themselves as county intelligence agents will want to check out this report from the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). It’s about past and projected performance of the farm and rural economy. USDA’s own annual report of long-term agricultural projections is due February 13. Read More →

Now open: Water Education Network, web-based portal

A new website provides a “front door” to all AgriLife Extension information about water conservation, water management, irrigation and water quality—information useful for homes, residential and city landscapes, and agricultural and wildlife management. Called the Water Education Network, it was announced… Read More →