The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be providing farm bill education sessions beginning July 10 – Aug. 20 across the High Plains. Meetings are scheduled in 22 counties. Although sign-up for the new farm bill program is still months away, it is key to continue to help farmers understand the complexity of the new legislation, including new programs and coverage options for a successful sign up.

The county-level public meetings will explain general farm program provisions and provide a decision-aid demonstration from Dr. Steve Amosson, AgriLife Extension economist, or DeDe Jones, AgriLife Extension risk management program specialist. Meetings will last about two hours and are free to attend. AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources county agents will also aid in the instruction.

Both Amosson and Jones will lead a second round of county meetings tentatively scheduled for October and November to provide further details and guidelines before the sign-up period begins.

Click here or visit the “View All Events” on the home page to view the meeting schedule. For more information on a particular meeting, contact the AgriLife Extension office in that county. For a list of county offices, visit