Heritage Land Bank Names Recipients of $3,000 in Grants


Tyler, Texas (February 22, 2019) – To support the next generation of Texas producers and landowners, Heritage Land Bank held a contest in which local FFA Chapters could apply to win funds for their chapter in for of a grant. Heritage set out to give away a total of $3,000 in grants to three deserving FFA chapters.


Local Land Bank Buys Grand Champion Lamb for $51,000


Fort Worth, Texas (February 20, 2019) – Heritage Land Bank purchased the Grand Champion Lamb for $51,000 from Shallowater 4-H student, Hudson Franklin at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo (FWSSR) February 9, 2019.


3 Top Pieces of Advice for Owning and Running a Farm


Here are a few key tips for owning and running a farm from three industry leaders.

Do You Need to Apply Agricultural Limestone to your Pond?


Our ponds here in North East Texas are a lot like our pastures. We need to apply agricultural limestone in order to raise the pH and alkalinity.

Using Drip Irrigation to Conserve Water this Spring


Before we know it, spring will be here and many of you may be planning your spring gardens. The winter months are a great time to plan a way to supplement the rainfall our gardens depend on, especially if we have another dry spring and summer.

Gearing up for Potatoes


What I often consider a homely vegetable actually has its roots in South America. The potato was discovered at the same time the Spanish Conquistadors discovered gold. It later built a nation and then caused a tremendous disruption to that same country with the arrival of bacteria from a single fungus disease.

Dealing with Exposed Tree Roots


It happens over time. That beautiful tree that is such an asset in the landscape, that provides wonderful shade in the best possible place, will have its roots growing up above the lawn. These exposed roots can hamper mowing efforts and even be a walking hazard.

How Farmers Can Become Producers


New microloans can help farmers become producers for income. If you are interested in making a little bit of extra money on the side from farming on your land, you might experience some obstacles to making this a reality. These agricultural barriers to entry can include finding the financing to expand the land that you own, any possible financial impact of crop failure or issues with product storage.

Caring for Livestock During the Winter


Cold and wet are our current weather conditions in Texas. In fact, every winter in east Texas comes accompanied by cooler, wetter weather. And while Texas winters are typically mild compared to the rest of the nation, farmers and ranchers still need to adequately prepare for the weather changes to properly care for their livestock and land.

Winter Care for Backyard Chickens


Raising backyard chickens and keeping laying hens productive through the winter months means keeping them well fed, well watered, healthy, and comfortable. Below is a checklist developed from experts’ advice to assist with keeping your backyard chicken flock comfortable during the cold weather season.