Ag Support Programs Event, Electra, October 13 – AgFax

Cotton in dry, cracked soil. Photo: Sam Craft, Texas AgriLife Extension

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present “Agriculture Support Programs and You” on Oct. 13 in Electra.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 pm at the Electra Chamber of Commerce, 112 W. Cleveland Ave. A steak lunch will be served.

The event is free, but attendees must pre-register by Oct. 10 by calling 940-716-8610.

“Farmers and ranchers, whether large or with a few acres, are facing tough times,” he said. David GrafAgriLife Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, Wichita County.

He said the purpose of this meeting is to highlight some of the support programs available, explain those programs and eligibility requirements.

“The USDA has several support programs that can help, but not everyone knows which programs may be right for their job,” Graff said. “Join us to make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to improve your bottom line.”

Topics of support programs, speakers

Support program topics and speakers:

  • Conservation Programs: Assessing Sites, Improving Wildlife and Your Land, Sharing Costs, and More — Eileen Vail, resource group manager, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Iowa Park.
  • Drought Relief, Drought Relief and Low Interest Loans – Kathy Bales, USDA Farm Service Agency, Archer and Wichita Counties.
  • Understanding Precipitation Insurance: The Basics of Pasture, Hay, and Crop Programs – Davey Jones, AgDefense Risk Management, Elgin, Oklahoma.
  • Leveraging financial instruments in tough times: Taking advantage of agricultural support programs to improve performance — Pancho Abela, AgriLife Extension economist, Vernon. Ag Support Programs Event, Electra, October 13 – AgFax

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