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Small Producers Initiative


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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 small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers in Texas. SPI specializes in working with historically underserved producers and we support farmers of every production style.

Upcoming Events & Announcements

Our Programs

  • The annual Southern Family Farmers & Food Systems Conference
    • Including registration and travel support for underserved producers
  • SPI's Agricultural Mentorship Program (SPI-AMP)
    • Virtual bookkeeping classes and marketing workshops
    • Grant and loan application assistance
    • One-on-one financial consults in partnership with Kitchen Table Consultants
  • Research on Regenerative Soil Solutions, Education, Extension and Demonstration (RReSSEED)
    • On-farm demonstration events to educate small and urban producers about soil health and conservation practices
    • Laboratory development and research

You can find out more by visiting the About Us section.