Alternate Sources of Income
Sometimes it is necessary to explore alternate sources of income or land uses to help survive financial stress from drought.
Recreation on private land.
Access to private land can be managed in a positive way.
Wildlife as a farm and ranch business.
Some landowners treat wildlife and recreationists as assets while others consider them to be negative.
New Mexico State University
Value Added Calf Programs for New Mexico Livestock Producers
This program, in addition to providing genetic information for each lot of calves sold, provides information that dictates which of the VAC programs the producers participated in, if they indeed did.
Comprehensive market reports & in-depth market data from The Cattle Range
Hay reports from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.
New Mexico Hay report (PDF)
Agritourism in Oklahoma.
By tapping into the market for tourism and catering to visitors, agritourism businesses can be a significant source of in come for residents in rural areas.
Agritourism visitor characteristics.
Agricultural tourism or “agritourism” is a set of activities taking place at agricultural operations for the purposeful benefit of visitors
Agritourism operators’ marketing preferences.
Agritourism is a booming industry and includes any agricultural operation with activities for public participation.
Energy development and its impact on farms and farm households.
Findings on energy industry growth, impacts on rural communities, royalty and associated exploration and development income received by producers and the use of royalty income by producers.
An introduction to the land application of drilling mud in Oklahoma.
There has been little research conducted about potential impacts of drilling mud application on land quality. This Fact Sheet aims to provide some of the basic information to help producers make an informed decision.
Short- and long-term impacts of application of water-base drilling mud (WBM) on crop yields and soil properties.
Recent booms in oil and gas exploration have resulted in the increased production of water-base mud (WBM), a by-product from drilling.
Economic impact of conservation dollars in Oklahoma.
potential economic impact generated from federal and state funding of conservation projects throughout Oklahoma.
Wind energy leasing handbook.
This handbook discusses wind energy leasing. Topics include understanding the electrical power industry, wind power industry, wind energy agreements, and impacts of wind leasing projects.
Lease hunting opportunities for Oklahoma landowners.
Hunting leases have become common in Oklahoma as landowners seek to diversify income, reduce trespassing, and manage wildlife resources.
- Attractiveness of wildlife enhancement and availability of cost share programs.
Attractiveness of wildlife enhancement and availability of cost share programs.
After the Conservation Reserve Program: Land Management with Wildlife in Mind
Alternative sources of income: wildlife enhancement and leasing land for hunting
Solar Lease Considerations for Landowners
Texas Grazing Lease Checklist
Alternate source of income: grazing leases.
Texas Hunting Lease Checklist
Texas Pipeline Easement Negotiation Checklist
Carbon Markets: A Potential Source of Income for Farmers and Ranchers