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Letter from the President

As I write this letter, most of us are wrapping up the Thanksgiving holiday. Personally, Thanksgiving is a time of reflection over the past year and all of the many blessings of life such as faith and family. For many, the next few months will be reminders of how economic conditions over the past few… Read more »

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Craig Heinrich Honored by CASNR

Each year, The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University honors individuals with the Gerald W. Thomas Outstanding Agriculturalist Awards. This award was established in 1969 and recognizes people who “contribute immeasurably to the general good of the agriculture industry.” According to CASNR, to be eligible to receive this honor the… Read more »

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The Future Is Now: Understanding and Reaching the Next Generation of Farmers

Research conducted by Erica Irlbeck, Ph.D. Texas Tech University, Department of Agricultural Education and Communications   Tradition or Forging New Paths? “Well, that is just the way we’ve always done it,” a seasoned father responded to his curious son/business partner in training on the topic of doing business with cooperatives. “Why is that dad?” responded… Read more »

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He Walks With Me: Clint Abernathy

“Whenever I follow in my father’s footsteps I know I am on the right path.” Many children look up to their father with admiration, but for Clint Abernathy his late father, Charles, was his mentor and best friend. He looked up to his dad in so many ways and put it very simply when he… Read more »

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Farm Stress: Help and Hope

  If you live in rural America, you are no stranger to the obstacles the agriculture industry has faced in recent years. From an ongoing trade war and farm policy discussions to increasing input costs and low commodity prices, there is plenty to keep those in the industry concerned about the future. However, despite the… Read more »

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TACC Schedules 2nd Annual A.C.E. Program

The Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council has announced its 2nd annual Academy in Cooperative Excellence will be held January 31-February 2, 2020, at the Inn on Barons Creek in Fredericksburg. The first academy was held in January 2019 in San Antonio and was attended by 45 farmers/ranchers and four co-op employees who heard from and interacted… Read more »

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