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The Texas/Mexico Border Coalition (TMBC) is a Community-Based Organization. The purpose of the Coalition is to establish and maintain the health, social, environmental, and economic integrity and survival of small, rural communities along the Texas-Mexico border.
Applications Now Available for 2018 Young Farmer Grants - Round 1
Are you currently creating or expanding an agricultural business in Texas? Consider applying for the 2018 Young Farmer Grant (YFG) program. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is now accepting applications for these grants, and we hope to hear from you!
YFG is administered by TDA under the direction of the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority (TAFA). The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance in the form of dollar-for-dollar matching grant funds to individuals between the age of 18 and 46 years of age who are engaged or will be engaged in creating or expanding an agricultural business in Texas.
Additional details, instructions and the 2018 Round 1 application materials can be found here. Applications are due by the close of business (5 p.m.) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Contact the Grants Office at (512) 463-2537 or by email at Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov with questions. Sincerely,
Grants Office Trade & Business Development
Five Strands: A Landowner's Guide to Fence Law in Texas Please see PDF for more information
Veggie Compass Whole-Farm Profit Management Veggie Compass is a farm management tool for diversified fresh market vegetable growers. The system focuses upon a comprehensive spreadsheet designed to facilitate the analysis of farm records. Using cost, sales and labor data, the spreadsheet calculates the cost of production for each crop and the profitability of each market channel (e.g., CSA, farmers market, wholesale, retail). For example, a grower can learn if broccoli sales are more lucrative at farmers markets or through wholesale distributors. The Veggie Compass spreadsheet requires farmers to enter financial, labor and sales data, creating a holistic picture of their farm financials. The tool can also be used to predict the financial impact of different farm scenarios for the future and to assess the farm’s financial progress. Such information can help farmers locate their efficiencies, set prices based on actual costs of production, and increase farm profits. For more information please click on link below: http://www.veggiecompass.com/