Agriculture & Natural Resources

Our Agriculture & Natural Resources agent is Curtis Jones (

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.

To learn more about our programs and program outcomes, you can read our annual program summary documents online here

Please check our events page for the most up-to-date listing of upcoming programs.

Recurring Program Series

Landowner 101

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

Fall Range and Pasture Workshop

Held in mid-November, this annual workshop provides new information and best management practices (BMPs) for maximizing rangeland and pasture utilization for livestock or hay production. Topics typically include effective herbicide application/product selection, cool season forages, weed control, and other relevant information.

Private Applicator License Trainings

Held three times per year (February, June, & October), these in-person trainings fulfill the class requirement for landowners seeking to attain a Private Pesticide Applicator License through the Texas Department of Agriculture. More information on the process may be found at Please note that this is for Private Applicator Licenses only – Commercial or Noncommercial licenses do not require this course for their application process.

Other Programs and Presentations

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