Every morning about 8:30am on the radio station that comes out of the Concho Valley you can hear the agricultural report, brought to you by the county agent out there.
Let me speak plainly.
The man is a tool of the corporations and the state.
He is not your friend. He is not your buddy. He has a degree in agriculture, but probably no ranch to his name. He makes his living pimping the chemicals, machinery, and hybrid animals and seeds that the corporations lobby the government to sell on their behalf.
Agriculture thrives in the absence of government. Do not listen to your county extension agent. If he offers to help you then turn your back on him. Shun him in polite society like the whoremaster that he is.