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Arkansas

Animal Auctions:

Hope Livestock Auction (Hope, AR): Livestock auction every Thursday beginning at 12 p.m.

https://www.hopelivestock.com/

Ash Flat Livestock Auction (Ash Flat, AR): Auction of hogs, goats, horses, and cattle held every Friday at 1:30 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/ashflatsale/

I-40 Livestock Auction (Ozark, AR): Cattle sales every Thursday beginning at 11:30 a.m.

http://www.i40livestockauction.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Fuller Seed & Supply (Poplar Grove, AR): Supplying seeds including soybeans, wheat, rice, cotton, corn, milo, and more.

https://www.fullerseed.com/

Heirloom Seed Supply (Story, AR): Supplying a variety of non-GMO, open pollinated and rare heirloom seeds.

https://www.heirloomseedsupply.com/

 

Grants:

A number of Arkansas farming grants can be found on the Key Programs section of the USDA Rural Development Arkansas website: https://www.rd.usda.gov/ar

The Arkansas Agriculture Department also offers information about various funding options here: https://www.agriculture.arkansas.gov/aad-grants

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The Foundation Farm School teaches new farmers how to establish and run their own farms, including information about the cultivation, marketing, and financial aspects of running a farm: http://www.foundationfarm.com/farm_school.htm

The Division of Agriculture in the University of Arkansas System offers a number of resources for established and new farmers on its website, including information about pests, diseases, weather, markets, and special programs such as beekeeping: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/

 

Louisiana

Animal Auctions:

Amite Livestock Sales (Amite, LA): Auction every Tuesday; sheep, hogs & goats at 11:30 a.m. and cattle on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

http://www.amitelivestocksales.com/

Kinder Livestock Auction (Kinder, LA): Auction every Monday with sheep, hogs, and goats from 11 a.m. and horses and cattle from 1 p.m.

http://www.kinderlivestock.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

O’Keefe Feed & Seed (Covington, LA): Supplying bulk weighed and pre-packaged seed as well as seasonal potatoes, shallots, onion, and garlic bulbs.

http://okeefefeedandseed.com/index.html

Ponchatoula Feed & Seed (Ponchatoula, LA): Supplying a variety of seed, gardening supplies, and animal feed.

https://www.facebook.com/Ponchatoula-Feed-and-Seed-178354695546647/

Old Time Farm Supply Inc. (Gonzales, LA): Supplying lawn and garden seed as well as other garden, home, and farming supplies.

https://www.oldtimefarmsupplyinc.com/index.htm?&referrer=https%253a%252f%252fwww.google.it%252f

 

Grants:

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry offers some links to economic and business development services for farms, which can be found here: http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/about/in-the-community/economic-development/

The Louisiana USDA website also gives information and links to rural business development grants available in Louisiana here: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-business-development-grants/la

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The Louisiana Land Conservation Assistance Network gives various information for beginning farmers on their website, which is available here: http://www.louisianalandcan.org/Southeast/Farm-Resources/

 

Oklahoma

Animal Auctions:

Jones Livestock Auction (Jones, OK): Auction of goats, sheep, cattle, and horses every Thursday evening.

https://joneslivestockauction.com/

Warren Livestock Auction (Kansas, OK): Sales held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month at 6 p.m. starting with pigs, then hogs, and then sheep and goats.

https://www.warrenlivestockauction.com/location

 

Seed Supplies:

Organics OKC Garden Supply (Oklahoma City, OK): Selling a wide variety of seeds, plants, and garden supplies.

http://www.organicsokc.com/home.html

TLC Garden Centers (Oklahoma City, OK): Selling various vegetable, herb, and other seeds.

https://tlcgarden.com/

 

Grants:

Oklahoma Agriculture Food & Forestry includes links to farming grants and loans here: https://www.oda.state.ok.us/mktdev/loans.htm

The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service also offers advice for small-scale farming grant and loan proposals here: http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-10044/AGEC-267web.pdf

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service provides an extensive resource guide for beginning farmers in Oklahoma here: http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-2981/E-982-2014.pdf%20

 

Texas (North – Panhandle Plains)

Animal Auctions:

Floydada Livestock Sales (Floydada, TX): Regular cattle sale every Wednesday at 11 a.m.

http://www.floydadalivestock.com/index.php/market-reports

Amarillo Livestock Auction (Amarillo, TX): Livestock sale every Monday at 11 a.m.

http://amarillolivestockauction.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Eastern Colorado Seeds (Dumas, TX): Supplying cover crops, corn and wheat seed, forage seed, and more.

https://www.ecseeds.com/

Bamert Seed Company (Muleshoe, TX): Supplying native grass, forb, and legume seeds.

http://www.bamertseed.com/

 

Grants:

The Texas Department of Agriculture offers information about a variety of grants and services for farmers, including those for production agriculture, rural health grants, and economic development opportunities, which is available here: http://www.texasagriculture.gov/GrantsServices/GrantsandServices.aspx

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association offers a variety of beginner farmer and rancher resources here: http://www.tofga.org/beginning_farmer_and_rancher_resources

The USDA New Farmers Texas website offers resources for new farmers in Texas too here: https://newfarmers.usda.gov/discovery-location/texas

 

Texas (Central)

Animal Auctions:

Mills County Commission Company (Goldthwaite, TX): Sheep and goat auction every Thursday from 11 a.m.

https://www.millscountycommissioncompany.com/

Lampasas Cattle Auction (Lampasas, TX): Cattle sales every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

http://www.lampasascattleauction.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Magnolia Seed & Supply (Waco, TX): Selling seeds and gardening supplies in the Magnolia Market.

https://magnolia.com/silos/

Native American Seed (Junction, TX): Selling various grass, cover crop, wildflower, and mixed seed.

http://www.seedsource.com/

 

Grants:

The Texas Department of Agriculture offers information about a variety of grants and services for farmers, including those for production agriculture, rural health grants, and economic development opportunities, which is available here: http://www.texasagriculture.gov/GrantsServices/GrantsandServices.aspx

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association offers a variety of beginner farmer and rancher resources here: http://www.tofga.org/beginning_farmer_and_rancher_resources

The USDA New Farmers Texas website offers resources for new farmers in Texas too here: https://newfarmers.usda.gov/discovery-location/texas

 

Texas (Eastern)

Animal Auctions:

Hunt Livestock Exchange (Henderson, TX): Sale of cattle, horses, and goats every Monday at 12:30 p.m.

http://huntlivestockexchange.com/index.html

Nacogdoches Livestock Exchange (Nacogdoches, TX): Sale every Thursday starting at 11:30 a.m.

http://www.nacogdocheslivestockexchange.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Buchanan’s Feed & Seed (Marshall, TX): Selling seed, spring plants, soil, and more.

http://buchanansfeed.com/

Morning Glory Farms (Woodville, TX): Farm and farmers market selling organic produce and vegetable seed.

http://www.agrilicious.org/MorningGloryFarms

 

Grants:

The Texas Department of Agriculture offers information about a variety of grants and services for farmers, including those for production agriculture, rural health grants, and economic development opportunities, which is available here: http://www.texasagriculture.gov/GrantsServices/GrantsandServices.aspx

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association offers a variety of beginner farmer and rancher resources here: http://www.tofga.org/beginning_farmer_and_rancher_resources

The USDA New Farmers Texas website offers resources for new farmers in Texas too here: https://newfarmers.usda.gov/discovery-location/texas

 

Texas (West)

Animal Auctions:

Producers Livestock Auction Company (San Angelo, TX): Cattle sales every Thursday from 9 a.m. and Friday when required. Sheep and goat sales every Tuesday from 9 a.m. and Thursday when required. Other special sales scheduled on website.

http://www.producersandcargile.com/

Raz Livestock Sales (Harper, TX): Exotic animal sales on the 3rd Saturday and Sunday of every month, selling everything from fainting goats and miniature horses to pheasants and gazelles.

http://www.razlivestock.com/

 

Grants:

The Texas Department of Agriculture offers information about a variety of grants and services for farmers, including those for production agriculture, rural health grants, and economic development opportunities, which is available here: http://www.texasagriculture.gov/GrantsServices/GrantsandServices.aspx

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association offers a variety of beginner farmer and rancher resources here: http://www.tofga.org/beginning_farmer_and_rancher_resources

The USDA New Farmers Texas website offers resources for new farmers in Texas too here: https://newfarmers.usda.gov/discovery-location/texas

 

Texas (South)

Animal Auctions:

Gulf Coast Livestock (Alice, TX): Livestock auction every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.

https://www.gulfcoastlivestock.com/

Live Oak Livestock Auction (Three Rivers, TX): Cattle sale every Monday starting at 11 a.m. and special sales scheduled on website.

http://www.liveoaklivestock.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

David’s Garden Seeds (San Antonio, TX): Wide variety of non-GMO vegetable, herb, fruit, and flower seed.

https://www.davids-garden-seeds-and-products.com/

Peas Inc. (Pleasanton, TX): Selling wholesale pea and bean seed.

http://blackeyepea.com/

 

Grants:

The Texas Department of Agriculture offers information about a variety of grants and services for farmers, including those for production agriculture, rural health grants, and economic development opportunities, which is available here: http://www.texasagriculture.gov/GrantsServices/GrantsandServices.aspx

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association offers a variety of beginner farmer and rancher resources here: http://www.tofga.org/beginning_farmer_and_rancher_resources

The USDA New Farmers Texas website offers resources for new farmers in Texas too here: https://newfarmers.usda.gov/discovery-location/texas