The Agriculture & Natural Resources program area in Collin County is focused on providing high-quality education to farmers, ranchers, and the public on all topics in agriculture and natural resource management. This is achieved with a combination of workshops, lectures, online materials, and in-person technical assistance for clientele. Management concerns of particular note include new landowner education, soil and water quality management, biodiversity, and conservation among others.
About the Ag Agent:
Chase T. Brooke is the Agriculture and Natural Resources County Extension Agent with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Collin County. He works with local farmers, ranchers, and residents to implement best management practices in conservation, production, and land management. Twice a graduate of Texas A&M University, he received a B.S. in Spatial Science and an M.S. in Ecosystem Science and Management with a certificate in leadership study and development. He specializes in prescribed fire, brush control, and rangeland management among others. Chase is a native to the DFW area, and has previously worked in forestry, research, and higher education before starting as a County Extension Agent in 2018. He has won awards for his extension work at the state and national level, as well as for his graduate work. Currently, his educational efforts focus on new landowner education, addressing production and resource conservation needs, and in building community partnerships.
Please check our events page for the most up-to-date listing of upcoming programs.
Recurring Program Series
The landowner 101 workshop series aims to provide a broad foundation of knowledge to landowners who are new to owning/managing property, and to producers considering changing operations. We bring in experts to present on a variety of topics such as fencing, pasture management, insurance, property taxes, and much more. To learn more about the program, and when the next classes will begin, please contact email@example.com.