Focus areas

The Texas A&M AgriLife administration created the Livestock and Ranching Steering Committee of Texas for the purpose of identifying rancher needs for improving the sustainability and resiliency of ranching operations. The steering committee conducted five regional listening sessions across Texas with representative ranchers from each region. The regions included South Texas, the Gulf Coast, East Texas, Central Texas, the Rolling Plains, the Panhandle and West Texas. The needs identified in regional meetings were synthesized to describe statewide needs of the ranching community.

Through careful consideration and the insight of steering committee members, we have identified three core areas of focus, as well as a strategic approach for each that will result in the greatest impact for producers.