The Battleground to Breaking Ground (BG2BG) program is a multifaceted agricultural business training program for veterans and beginning farmers and ranchers. Through BG2BG, cohorts acquire the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in starting their agricultural operation.
David and Anthony Albus are third generation farmers who have a goal to switch from conventional farming to limited-till farming on their operation on drylands in Hockley and Lamb Counties in Texas.
Andrew Benson and his mom, Shannon, work together to run their award-winning farm in Lorena, Texas. Improving their operation with the help of NRCS has been a game changer.
Urban farming is a growing trend in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. NRCS and FSA are stepping in to offer trainings and assistance for beginning urban farmers.
When it comes to land management, Jeremy Brown, owner of Broadview Agriculture Inc. has a clear vision of what he hopes to accomplish that stretches well beyond his family’s 5,000-acre farm Dawson County, near Lamesa, Texas.
Fred and Rhonda Newhouse own and manage a 900-acre crossbreed cattle ranch in New Waverly, Texas. Working with Texas NRCS, they have installed many conservation practices including cross fencing, grass planting, watering facilities and clover establishment utilizing EQIP and CSP.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017. The deadly storm dumped record rainfall into Harris County waterways, resulting in disastrous flooding that led to sinkholes, bank erosion, failed concrete, collapsed outfall pipes, as well as the destruction of trees, bushes and grasses....
Alan Shadow, manager at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's East Texas Plant Materials Center, has been working with personnel at the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site to restore the area back to the native plants community that was there when the Caddo Tribe occupied the site.
Deborah Ray, amongst all the closures and quarantines, had a vision. As a farm producer and educator with Individuals Dedicated to Excellence and Achievement (IDEA) Edgemere Academy and College Preparatory, Ray was given the opportunity to launch the first ever IDEA Farm in the El Paso Region.