East Texas Farm & Ranch Club and Scholarship Fund, Inc.
January 11, 2017
Dear Friends of Agriculture,
Happy New Year! We hope each of you are doing well as we begin this new year. The Executive Committee of the East Texas Farm and Ranch Club and Scholarship Fund, Inc, recently met to initiate plans for programs and activities for 2017, and some relevant and interesting programs were suggested.
The goal of the East Texas Farm and Ranch Club is to promote the advancement of agriculture while providing a forum for education as well as information and idea exchanges. The Club provides a networking atmosphere for area producers and agribusinesses and supports area youth in promoting increased awareness of agriculture. Each year the Farm and Ranch Club awards scholarships to deserving graduating seniors in the area and provides assistance to the East Texas State Fair Junior Livestock Show and other agricultural education programs.
The extent to which the Farm and Ranch Club can achieve its goals is directly related to the participation of local farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses. Please renew, or begin your membership in 2017 by returning the attached form along with your check for $25.00. Interesting, relevant programs and activities have been suggested, but we also need your ideas for relevant programs for 2017. Please add your suggestions for programs and potential speakers on those topics at the bottom of the membership application form. We look forward to working with each of you in promoting agriculture in East Texas.
Don’t forget your dues contribute to the East Texas Farm and Ranch Club Scholarship Program.
Vincent Haby, 2017 Board of Directors
East Texas Farm & Ranch Club and Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Annual Projects and Accomplishments
Annual Monthly Meetings with Educational Programs
501 (c) organization
Sponsors the Junior Livestock Show at the Annual East Texas State Fair
Created a Scholarship Program in 1997
Co-Sponsors the annual Smith County Hay Show and Auction
at the Annual East Texas State Fair
Brought Coastal Bermuda Grass to East Texas on a large scale
from Tifton, Georgia in 1955
The Club has sponsored tours to many farms, ranches and ag-related businesses
during its monthly meetings
Any individual who owns or operates a farm, ranch or agribusiness,
and/or anyone interested in the advancement of agriculture
is eligible for membership.
Annual membership dues are $25.00 per family or agribusiness.
Dues contribute to the East Texas Farm and Ranch Club Scholarship Program.
Just go to the Application Tab,
Print out, complete the Membership Application and
make out a check for $25.00 to ETFRC.
Deliver the Application and your $25.00 check
to one of our monthly meeting or mail to:
East Texas Farm and Ranch Club and Scholarship Fund, Inc.
2112 West Front Street
Tyler, Texas 75702
You can contact us by telephone: (903) 597-2501 or
Fax (903) 597-0692
The East Texas Farm and Ranch Club Turns 60 in 2012
by Chad Gulley, Smith County Extension Agent
Reprinted from Tyler Morning Telegraph, AG Biz, 1/15/2012
The East Texas Farm and Ranch Club turned 60 years old in 2012. The club began in 1952 and over the years, has brought innovations to East Texas all in an effort to promote agriculture.
The mission of the East Texas Farm and Ranch Club and Scholarship Fund, Inc. is to promote the advancement of agriculture and agribusiness in East Texas. The club provides a forum for information and idea exchange and provides a networking atmosphere for area producers and agri-businesses.
In addition, the club supports area youth and encourages youth involvement in agri-culture related activities. Each year the Farm and Ranch Club awards scholarships to deserving graduating seniors in the area. The club also provides assistance to the Smith County Junior Livestock Show and other agricultural education programs.
One innovation of the club was bringing Coastal Bermuda Grass to East Texas on a large scale from Tifton, Georgia in 1955. Coastal Bermuda Grass is a hybrid Bermuda Grass released in 1943. In research test performed in 1954, Coastal Bermuda Grass, with half the normal rainfall, stayed green all summer, produced half as much as in a good year and yielded six times as much forage as common Bermuda Grass.
It was named "Coastal" for the experiment station for which it was developed. It has become one of the most commonly planted forages in the south for hay and livestock production. Information on Coastal Bermuda Grass was adapted from the publication, "Bermuda Grass for Forage," by Glenn Burton and Philip Utley.
In 1997, the East Texas Farm and Ranch Club started a scholarship program for graduating high school seniors in the area. Applications for and information about the scholarship can be found at http://easttexasfarmandranchclub.com .
The club sponsors tours as well as offers educational programs and activities throughout the year. Interesting, relevant educational programs and activities are coordinated and offered at each of the monthly meetings. Tours include local farms, ranches, and ag-related businesses in the area. Each year the club also assists with the annual Smith County Hay Show and Auction at the East Texas State Fair held in September.
Any individual who owns or operates a farm, ranch or agribusiness, and/or anyone interested in the advancement of agriculture is eligible for membership. Applications can be found at http://easttexasfarmandranchclub.com .
The East Texas Farm and Ranch Club is all about promoting agriculture. Agriculture is part of all of our lives in one way or another. From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, agriculture affects all of us in some way.
Extension programs serve people of all ages, regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex religion, disability or national origin.
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