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Small Producers Initiative

The Small Producers Initiative (SPI) is a program housed in the Department of Agricultural Sciences at Texas State University. Our mission is to provide research, outreach and extension to historically under-served small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers in Texas. Small and mid-sized farms are defined as those with a gross cash farm income (GCFI) of less than $499,999. This includes starter farms under 1 acre to ranches or farms of several hundred acres.

You can find more information on the SPI website. Any and all questions should be directed to: smallproducers@txstate.edu

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OF SMALL PRODUCERS FACE CHALLENGES ACCESSING CAPITAL

"[SPI provides] a great service in hosting these conventions and give people like me hope and confidence to reach out to our resources. It would have taken me 5-7 years to gather the funds on my own to get to this point I was able to achieve it in a year.”