COLLEGE STATION (Texas AgriLife Extension Service and AgriLife Research) – Anyone with a green thumb, an entrepreneurial spirit and a little land can produce and sell vegetables, fruits, nuts, and greenhouse and nursery products. All it takes is a little know-how.
That’s where AgriLife Extension’s Small Acreage Horticultural Crops program comes in.
“This program is designed to help small-scale producers in rural and suburban areas become more knowledgeable in identifying and planning ways to diversify their operations in a sustainable way,” said Dr. Joseph Masabni, who was involved in the program’s creation.
The free program will be offered by AgriLife Extension agents in various Texas counties beginning this fall. The initiative will include two webinars, one on Nov. 18 and another on April 13.
Experts will talk about site selection, marketing and economic considerations, and specifics on production for a variety of potential crops. Topics will also include how likely the produce is to sell in various markets, the best season and location for growing certain crops, and the labor and equipment required.
For more information, visit the program’s website.