Tag Archives: Agriculture

Fall Ag Gathering and Farmer’s Market scheduled for August 2

Elizabeth Hoggatt Wh#522B8F

Time for a Fall Gathering at the NTCC Farmer’s Market, August 2, 2013 By: Rene’ McCracken, Director of Agriculture, Northeast Texas Community College On the ranch we used to have a certain time of the year where the herd was gathered up and brought in and looked over, tagged, branded and doctored if needed.  The

Spirit of Christmas comes to NTCC

Food Drive 2

Eagles Softball and Baseball team members sort and box food inside the Elizabeth Hoggatt Whatley Agriculture Complex.  The spirit of Christmas came to Northeast Texas Community College last week as Communities In Schools (CIS) Coordinators and volunteers gathered and boxed food to help feed local residents this holiday season. The Spirt of Christmas food drive, sponsored by CIS, Brookshire’s

Are you ready to start Living From The Ground Up?

living from the ground up

By: Rene’ McCracken, Director of Agriculture Northeast Texas Community College It is said that the more you know, the more you know you’ve got to learn. Never has that been more relevant than with our current economic situation within the agriculture industry.  Our steady and continued population growth, coupled with the burning of our food/feed

Ready, Set, Garden!


By Rene McCracken, NTCC Director of Agriculture It certainly has been a busy few weeks getting classes going at the Northeast Texas Community College Farm.  The organic gardening and food production class has been busy at work doing what some of you home gardeners might be interested in.  We have raised vegetable beds that I

Living From the Ground Up conference slated for November


Karl Falster, of Falster Farms in Winnsboro, shows off his miniature Jersey cow and calf at the 2011 Living From the Ground Up event. The Falsters will be back this year to host demonstrations.   Northeast Texas Community College will host its second annual Living from the Ground Up (LFGU) agriculture event on Saturday, November 10,

NTCC offers Sustainable Agriculture classes this fall

Elizabeth Hoggatt Wh#522B8F

    The Northeast Texas Community College department of Agriculture recently announced that it will offer two sustainable agriculture courses during the fall 2012 semester. Courses begin on August 27 and there is still time to enroll.     Small Farm Business Planning will meet from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday nights. The three-hour course walks

NTCC welcomes Rene McCracken as Director of Agriculture

rene mccracken

Northeast Texas Community College has a new face on campus this month as Rene McCracken began her role as the new Director of Agriculture. McCracken has worked in agriculture for more than 20 years in various capacities. Most recently, she served as an Extension Agent in Cherokee County for Prairie View A&M University. In this