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
- 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
For more information go to https://collin.agrilife.org/events, or contact Chase T. Brooke (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Brad Voss at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (972) 548-4232.
–Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
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