Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch

Horse riders on a ranch with Generation Next Our Turn to Ranch and AgriLife Extension logos

The Fall 2023 Course is now in session!

Please email to be added to the waitlist for Spring 2024 (January 29th-April 21st).


The Generation Next curriculum targets new landowners, those who are inheriting land, or those who are looking to start a new agricultural operation on an existing ranch. It is taught as an online school where participants will work towards developing a business plan with plenty of support from professionals who specialize in different fields.

The course will require approximately 2 hours of your time (at any time!) per week, for 12 weeks.  You only need access to a computer with internet capabilities.

Topics covered in the school include:

  • How to start an agricultural business.
  • Understanding business taxes.
  • Insurance needs for your ranch.
  • Tracking your finances.
  • Evaluating your land resources.
  • How to set up grazing and wildlife management leases.
  • Basic ranch laws – fencing, water, etc.
  • Land management techniques.
  • Alternative operations to add to the business.
  • Setting goals with measurable objectives for success.

In addition to business plan development, upon completion of the course you will receive a Generation Next Certificate and t-shirt.

Read what Generation Next graduates are saying about the course!

The cost is $300 for the 12-week course. Enrollment is limited to the first 100 students who register.

Registration Link: Fall 2023 course is currently in progress Register Here

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Megan Clayton at or 830-988-6123.

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