A new training program by Texas Cooperative Extension will help the next generation of agricultural producers prepare for the success and pitfalls in their chosen fields.

“The program is called Tomorrow's Top Agricultural Producers, or TTAP,” said Stan Bevers, Extension economist based at Texas A&M's Research and Extension Center in Vernon. “It is designed to equip participants with the business management skills necessary for success.

“They will also gain an individualized business plan designed for their operation, and they will have mentors to provide follow-up guidance as their business plans progress.”

Business succession, or passing the family business enterprise from one generation to another, is a critical issue facing many Texas producers.

ContactExtension economists in Amarillo, Lubbock, Vernon, Dallas, Overton, Fort Stockton, San Angelo, Stephenville, Uvalde, College Station, Corpus Christi, or Weslaco. Bevers is at 940-552-9941, or s_bevers@tamu.edu