HistoryThe Urban Rancher was birthed out of a union of ideas between Tami Hons and Tony Provin. Tony had devised a draft for a program called The Range to the Ranchette. Tami was taking a web building class with Dan Lineberger at Texas A&M University and needed a project. She and her husband had also been searching for acreage to buy and was learning fast of the urban population that was moving to the country. Thus, The Urban Rancher program was born.
Target AudiencePeople who know little or nothing about rural living but want to try. They might want to escape the city, raise children with farm animals and a vegetable garden, or maybe they want to retire in a place that has a buffer of privacy, space complete with a flower cutting garden, a lush green yard, wildlife, or maybe even a pond with catfish.
Criteria for Links and PublicationsAll information is factually and scientifically correct but not technical in nature. We welcome additions but are stringent about meeting the needs of the designated target audience. In the future we hope to provide a "More Technical" section for those who desire more knowledge.
If you have a publication or website that you have written or published and feel it meets the needs of The Urban Rancher please send to Tami Hons and it will be evaluated for content, audience appeal, and scientific validity.
SupportThe Urban Rancher Steering Committee:
- Tami Hons, Co-Chairman, Soil and Crop Sciences Department, Texas A&M University
- Tony Provin, Co-Chairman and Program Leader, Soil and Crop Sciences Department, Texas A&M University
- Gene Taylor, Soil and Crop Sciences Department, Texas A&M University
- Lisa Whittlesey, Horticulture Department, Texas A&M University
- Tim Davis, Resident Director, Dallas Research and Extension Center
- Dan Lineberger, Horticulture Department, Texas A&M University
- Michael Masser, Wildlife and Fisheries Department, Texas A&M University
- Larry Redmon, Soil and Crop Sciences Department, Texas A&M University