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the story of the texas xit ranch

In the 1880s, the XIT ranch was the largest range in the world under fence and it all laid in the Texas Panhandle. It's three million acres sprawled across ten counties in Texas. The state of Texas, the biggest state in the union, used the sale of the ranch to pay for it's red granite […]

Posted: October 12 2017
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action alert! upcoming farm bill listening sessions.

As the next Farm Bill approaches, the House Agriculture Committee members are beginning to gather input from farmers, ranchers and other stakeholders. As you may know, several current programmes that contribute to the success of organic agriculture are under threat of elimination as so it is imperative that policy makers hear directly from organic farmers, […]

Posted: July 29 2017
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the shortage of livestock veterinarians is reaching "crisis levels"

Even after the lamb comes, the ewe continues to strain. Sticky with afterbirth, the ram lamb calls to his mother in quavering tenor, but though she lifts her head in his direction and lets out a low moan of response, her heaving sides won’t let her rise and go to him. In the compounded darkness […]

Posted: May 9 2017
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Rick Haney, gangly and garrulous, paces in front of a congregation of government conservationists, working the room for laughs before he gets to the hard data. The U.S. Department of Agriculture soil scientist points to an aerial photograph of research plots outside his facility in Temple, Texas. “Our drones took this shot,” he says, then shakes […]

Posted: April 30 2016
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excavating oil out of our museums

Watch the video below! Learn more about the exhibit here! Follow the amazing ripple effects of the exhibit, recent press in the Houston Chronicle and NYT, and more of the organizations work on their news page.  

Posted: April 12 2016
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farmshare austin currently accepting applications for spring 2016 program

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TqjN-7jZyE] Farmshare Austin, is a nonprofit dedicated to providing communities with healthy food by teaching the next generation of organic farmers. "Using a blend of hands-on in-field training and formal classroom education, students will gain practical knowledge and experience in organic and sustainable growing methods, as well as learning the business and financial planning […]

Posted: January 11 2016
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farmer starter program!

[vimeo 99886748 w=640 h=480] Learn how to become a farmer in Austin, Texas! Farmshare Austin’s FarmerStarter program is designed to provide aspiring farmers with the essential skills and training needed to manage a sustainable farming business. Visit their website for more information and apply now!

Posted: June 8 2015
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new podcast from txyfc

Episode #8 – Judith McGeary and The Texas Legislative Process Join TXYFC, as we dive into the Texas legislative process with Judith McGeary, director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance (FARFA). Judith has been working for years to create and pass legislation that helps promote and support small farms in Texas and beyond. On […]

Posted: March 13 2014
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this is the farm

We love TXYFC podcasts! Episode #7 features A+S Farm, based out of Moulton, TX. Shaun and Amy Jones raise heritage Gulf Coast Sheep for meat, utilizing an intensive pasture management system called “Mob Grazing”. We dive into the details on this, as well as the nitty gritty of moving from an urban setting to a […]

Posted: December 30 2013
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this is the farm podcast

another episode is up!  We'll continue to periodically remind you of this helpful and inspirational podcast. 'This Is The Farm' - a podcast by the Texas Young Farmer Coalition. This week is Brad Stufflebeam, who is brilliant and very excellent.  You can find it here: http://www.texasyoungfarmers.org/episode-5-brad-stufflebeam-of-home-sweet-farm/ or subscribe to it here through iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/this-is-the-farm/id599474623 Brief synopsis On […]

Posted: September 24 2013
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strong starts: urban farming 101

urban farm education in Texas!  Download the full agenda HERE Are you interested in starting a small-acreage, sustainable farm?  Already started farming, but interested in strengthening your cultivation methods, business plan, network of resources, or sales?  Whether just beginning, or looking to expand your existing operation, this program is for you! STRONG STARTS: Urban Farming […]

Posted: June 24 2013
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new podcast from txyfc

We love these guys! Check out This is the Farm podcasts from the Texas Young Farmer Coalition Episode #4: Marysol Valle and Jeff Wiley of Fat Frog Farm enlighten us with their wisdom on this installment of This Is The Farm. Marysol and Jeff have extensive experience growing fruits and vegetables, as well as raising […]

Posted: June 10 2013
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seeking farmhand in austin, texas

Job Opening - Tomato Packing Crew Position in Austin, TX Johnson's Backyard Garden is an organic CSA farm located in Austin, TX.  We grow over 30 different types of vegetables year round on 190 acres and sell them through our CSA, at all the Austin farmers markets and to local restaurants and grocery stores in […]

Posted: May 25 2013
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this is the farm

An amazing podcast series from the Texas Young Farmers Coalition! Great listening if you've got a rainy day in the greenhouse or some downtime at the end of a long day. The details: What: A podcast highlighting farmers - both young and old - from across the great state of Texas. Interviews are long-form, so […]

Posted: May 11 2013
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sales position with estancia beef

POSITION: Regional Sales Manager for the Dallas/Houston area Download the full position description HERE THE COMPANY: Estancia Beef sells the highest quality grass-fed beef on the market and is expanding distribution across the US. Consumer demand for truly natural, grass-fed beef is growing quickly and Estancia leads the category. The beef is sold into the […]

Posted: April 24 2013
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potential land opportunity in texas

This has come to us by way of another organization. The original message is pasted below.  If you're in Texas, and looking for land, read on! It would take some legwork, but could be well worth your while. A man named John Shewmaker called me a few weeks ago (out of the blue).   He has […]

Posted: April 10 2013
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sand creek farm internships

Sand Creek Farm and Dairy is a 170 acre farm located in Cameron, Texas. We provide raw milk, raw milk cheese, yogurt, kefir, organically (non-certified) grown vegetables, grass fed beef, pastured pork, pastured chicken eggs, pastured broilers and various other products to over two hundred families.  This year we are added three aquaponic greenhouses for […]

Posted: February 20 2013
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apprenticeship with cardo's farm project

Cardo’s Farm Project is a community farm and education center serving the Denton Community by growing healthy food in harmony with the natural environment, and providing opportunities for farm-based education.

 CFP is seeking one long-term agriculture apprentice for four months of the 2013 spring growing season. The general responsibilities of the apprentice are to work […]

Posted: January 23 2013
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texas young farmer coalition - up and running!

Website and all:  http://www.texasyoungfarmers.org/ Join TXYFC for an evening of delicious brews, good company, and really smart farmers cold talkin’ at our first Young Farmer Mixer! We’re very, very excited to meet fellow young farmers in the Central Texas region, as well as those who are interested in farming, or are simply super into food […]

Posted: August 27 2012
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texas screening of our land!

Farmer Party & Screening of the new Our Land web series Presented by The Greenhorns and the Texas Young Farmers Coalition March 16th 6-9pm Green Gate Farms, 8310 Canoga Ave. Austin, TX [email protected] http://thegreenhorns.net/SXSW Join us for a free film screening, discussion panel and farmer mixer over delicious locally-produced food, drink and live music.

Posted: March 7 2012
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seeking farm manager, Texas

Description: Cardo’s Farm Project is a first year community farm and education center located near Denton,TX-a community eager to jump on the food revolution bandwagon. Currently, one acre is cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides, producing a variety of vegetables for a 25 member CSA, the farmers market, 3 restaurants and the […]

Posted: February 13 2012
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they're doin' it.

They’re composting and they’re earnest. Amanda Austin and Dan Moon met here in the hudson valley on apprenticeships-and even stopped in for dinner with the greenhorns one night. Now, Amanda’s returned to her hometown, recruited Dan to come join her, and they’ve launched a community farm right in the heart of Texas.  

Posted: June 21 2011