Are Business Plans Necessary for Agriculture Operations?

When applying for funding, grants, or just making management decisions, agriculture producers are asked if they have a business plan.  While business plans are very common in the business world, is it really necessary for a farm or ranch?

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BattleGround to Breaking Ground Starts 5th Cohort

Thirty-five veterans and beginning farmers and ranchers were accepted into the 5th cohort of the BattleGround to Breaking Ground Project.
The 3 day basic training was held at Millican Reserve outside of College Station. 

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Farm and Ranch Tax Tips

As many of us know, tax season can be a very stressful time for a farmer/rancher. There are purchases and sales throughout the year, capital expenditures, credits, and deductions… but how do you make all of this fit together when its time to file your taxes?

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Williamson County Workshop Highlights Farmer Veteran Panel

Texas AgrAbility and the BattleGround to Breaking Ground Project in collaboration with the Williamson County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Stiles Farm hosted a farm tour and agriculture business workshop in on November 30 & December 1, 2018.

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BattleGround to Breaking Ground and Veteran Farmer Streamlined Eligibility Project Attend Basic Training

The fourth cohort of the BattleGround to Breaking Ground and the Veteran Farmer Streamlined Eligibility pilot project completed their basic training on August 24-26, 2018.

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Managing Stress During the Holidays

The holidays can bring about stress, anxiety, and depression for many people, especially those who live with a mental health condition.  It is very important to give extra attention to your mental health during this time of year.

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Suicide Prevention in Farmers & Ranchers

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.  According to the CDC, suicide rates for farmers are five times higher than the general population.  Although suicide rates have risen in the last 10 years, ” studies have found community support can decrease stress, depression, and suicide,” according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension publication.

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#PTSD Awareness Day June 27

June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day.  PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.


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Suicide in Farmers

The suicide rate in farmers surpasses that of any other industry, according to a new study from the University of Iowa.

“Occupational factors such as poor access to quality health care, isolation, and financial stress interact with life factors to continue to place farmers at a disproportionately high risk for suicide,” stated study co-author Corinne Peek-Asa, professor of occupational and environmental health in the UI College of Public Health

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Mental Health Awareness #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  We would like to highlight not only the prevalence of mental illness, but methods to assess your mental health and get support for mental illness.

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