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About Jennifer Dorsett

Field Editor I love the smell of rain hitting hot red dirt, a sunset view from the porch and the melt-in-your-mouth taste of a piece of moist brisket. I love everything about Texas, plain and simple.

A healthy new year brought to you by agriculture

By Jennifer Dorsett It’s that time again. The fresh start of a new year. Like many of us, I snacked and dined my way through the holidays. And I may have put on a little extra padding in the process. In order to reacquaint myself with my favorite jeans, I set goals and look to [...]

January 7, 2020|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Texas farmers grow Christmas cheer with poinsettias

By Jennifer Dorsett Field Editor Christmas trees, holly, mistletoe, poinsettias—so many of our Christmas traditions are rooted in agriculture. Literally. And we’re lucky to live in a state with diverse agricultural production. Texas farmers grow Christmas trees and poinsettias in addition to our traditional crops like corn, wheat and cotton. Did you know about 150 [...]

December 3, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture, Texas Holidays|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Family traditions at Thanksgiving don’t include foodborne illness

By Jennifer Dorsett Thanksgiving is almost here! It’s one of my favorite holidays, because it combines tasty food and spending time with my family and friends. Everyone brings a delicious dish or two, and we all stuff ourselves silly. We trade old family stories, catch up on the latest news, bounce new babies and admire [...]

November 21, 2019|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What is a ‘factory farm?’

By Jennifer Dorsett Factory farm. It sounds so…mechanical. Cold. Unfeeling. We see and hear the words “factory farm” everywhere on social media and in the news. Major brands paint “factory farms” as places that are uncaring and with little interaction between humans and animals. But you know what I see? Farms. And families. I travel [...]

November 19, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Transformation Tuesday: Corn

By Jennifer Dorsett When we think of corn, we tend to think of plump, yellow kernels slathered in butter. Or some of us might picture those fields with rows and rows of tall plants that are grown along so many Texas highways. But corn is pretty much all around us all the time. It’s food, feedstock, [...]