AgriLife Extension announces 2021 Landowner 101 program

Workshop series available for new landowners across North Texas

Participants from previous years have found the series useful in planning their operation, starting new agribusinesses, and implementing new practices on their property. (Ken Lund, Flickr/Creative Commons)

McKINNEY, Texas — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Collin, Denton, and Hunt Counties are hosting their annual Landowner 101 workshop series for new landowners across North Texas. Occurring monthly from April through August, these workshops provide opportunities for landowners to engage with experts and learn about the basics of property management, starting an agricultural business, and best management practices in sustainable agriculture.

Chase Brooke, the Agriculture & Natural Resources County Extension Agent in Collin County, says “This series really helps new landowners set up their property for success.” Each session of the series will focus on different topics, and attendees may register to participate either in-person or online. Participants from previous years have found the series useful in planning their operation, starting new agribusinesses, and implementing new practices on their property. Classes start at 9am, with lunch provided for in-person participants at 1pm.

Session 1 – April 23rd

Topics: Property Taxes & Local Resources

  • Property Taxes/Ag Valuation
  • Wildlife Valuation
  • Useful agencies to know

Session 2 – May 28th

Topics: Planning your Ag Business

  • Marketing Your Product
  • Assessing The Resources on your Land
  • Accounting/Business Management

Session 3: June 25th

Topics: Introduction to Land Management

  • Fencing
  • Farm Equipment and Maintenance
  • Pond Management

Session 4: July 23rd

Topics: Principles of Sustainable Agriculture

  • Pasture management, stocking rate, & biodiversity
  • Crop Selection for Small Acreage
  • Soil Health & Cover Crops

Session 5: August 27th

Topics: Principles of Livestock Management

  • Low-stress Livestock Handling
  • Nutrition & Supplementation
  • Herd/Flock Health

 

The workshop will cost $30 per session, registration is online at

hhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-landowner-101-workshop-series-tickets-140298946927.ttps://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/Collin

For more information go to https://collin.agrilife.org/events, or contact Chase T. Brooke (chase.brooke@ag.tamu.edu) or Brad Voss at chase.brooke@ag.tamu.edubrad.voss@ag.tamu.edu, or call (972) 548-4232.

–Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

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