Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Farmers Health

With November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we often find ourselves reading content that discusses more common lung ailments; however, when it comes to farming, a particular type of cancer that targets the agricultural community is mesothelioma. This cancer primarily affects the lungs and is caused by exposure to a dangerous carcinogen known as asbestos.

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Veterans Day 2019: Quotes and inspiration to honor those who served

Today, we honor those who serve and served in the U.S. armed forces. While it is vital we always honor and respect those that keep us safe during times of war and peace, today is a special day where we recognize these individuals for all they do. Scroll down to view some of the best quotes, inspiration, and remembrances in honor of Veterans Day 2019.

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Additional Tips to Manage Stress During the Holidays

November brings with it, thoughts of family, friends and yummy foods! These thoughts are accompanied by the whirlwind of gift-giving, holiday parties and several other celebratory activities that seem to begin even before Halloween and will continue into the beginning of the new year.

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Seguin Ag Workshops highlight Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

Texas AgrAbility and BattleGround to Breaking Ground hosted two workshops in Seguin, Texas on June 28th and 29th.

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Mental Health Resources for Farmers and Ranchers

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is a serious concern for the farmer rancher population. Access to healthcare, financial crisis, adverse weather conditions, and the stigma around mental health issues all contribute to these concerns.

Mental health issues affects 1 in 5 individuals. This means people in your community, family, and where you work are dealing with this on a daily basis. We have included some tools and resources to help break the stigma and offer support of mental health care.

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Helpful Gardening Tools and Equipment

April 16th is National Gardening Day. According to the National Gardening Association (NGA), 1 out of 3 of households in the US grow food in a garden. Whether in a backyard garden, community garden, or in an urban setting, the number of gardeners in the US is on the rise.

There are numerous tools and equipment to assist individuals in the garden. Whether you are dealing with injury, a health condition, arthritis, etc. or you would like to prevent injuries from over-use, there are tools and equipment available for your needs.

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Planning Tools & Apps

to assist individuals with planning, tasks, and organization.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, so we would like to highlight tools to assist individuals with planning on their agriculture operations and in daily life.

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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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