TSCRA hosted the June session of Ranching 101 education series Tuesday at its headquarters in Fort Worth. The afternoon session featured a panel discussion with experts in ranching, cattle marketing and resource management.
Lone Star Ag Credit’s Craig Hartman began the session with information on the services they offer. The experts on the panel were Van Baize, who spoke on banking, feedyards and commodity trading; Rooter Brite, who talked about natural resource and forage managment; Steve Sikes, who covered cattle producing, marketing and genetics; and Murray Randle, who discussed ranch operations, including dealing with oil, gas and pipeline situations and forage production. Ali Cantrell, an ag student at Texas A&M University, gave the crowd a “Millenial’s” perspective on the cattle industry.
Popular topics included culling practices, forage choices, marketing options and dealing with drought. To see a list of resources mentioned during Tuesday’s session, click here to see the Ranching 101 page at tscra.org and scroll down to June.
Ranching 101 seminars give participants practical, sound guidance on the knowledge, tools and equipment needed to operate a ranch or manage land. Ranching 101 is sponsored by Lone Star Ag Credit and is open to anyone interested in getting started ranching or improving an existing operation.