The courses, part of an ongoing series, cost $50 each. They are offered on the following dates:
• Creating a Resource Inventory: Sept. 14-Oct. 9.
• Introduction to Enterprise Budgeting: Sept. 28-Oct. 16.
To register, visit http://grovesite.com/tamu/ri or http://agrilifevents.tamu.edu/ . Landowners may also register by contacting Jenny Leone at 972-952-9258 or JLeone@ag.tamu.edu .
Both courses are designed to be interactive, and they will include discussions among students and instructors, said Dr. Rebecca Parker, AgriLife Extension’s Dallas-based regional director of programs in agriculture and natural science.
“These online courses effectively extend theory into practice,” she said. “We want students to know that they can come up with a plan that will work for their property.”
The inventory course will help landowners identify resources, including personnel, equipment, financial capital and potential crops and livestock that could benefit the operation, Parker said.
“The resource inventory course is an excellent place to start if you have just purchased your land or if you are wondering if there are better uses for your available resources,” she said.
The budgeting course will teach landowners to create and analyze budgets for crops and livestock, Parker said, to determine which ones are adding the most to profitability and which are not.