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About Julie Vrazel

Editor As a third generation rancher, I prefer the outdoors. After all, there’s no better feeling than dirt under my feet and wind whipping through my hair.

Tacos begin on a farm

By Julie Tomascik Any day of the week. Any meal. Any time. Tacos are one of the foods that trump the dinner plate in Texas. And even more so on Taco Tuesday. Did you know? You can’t have tacos without Texas farmers and ranchers. The ingredients that make tacos tasty get their start on farms [...]

Agriculture’s classroom is full of lessons

The new “normal” right now may be distance learning as we navigate the coronavirus pandemic, but hands-on lessons are still taking place on Texas farms and ranches. That’s because agriculture can enhance the lessons students are learning through school curriculum. Like using math to develop feed rations for livestock or how much fertilizer should be [...]

Spring break—farm kid style

By Julie Tomascik The cool, dreary weather is fading into warmer days filled with the sights, smells and sounds of agriculture coming to life in the spring. Families are taking vacations. Teachers are recovering. And many farm kids are getting dirty. Because it’s finally spring break! In Texas, spring breaks are staggered for the schools. [...]

March 10, 2020|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , |0 Comments

The freedom of choice

By Julie Tomascik We have a lot of freedoms. The freedom to worship as we please. The freedom to decide what we want to wear. And the freedom to choose what foods we want to eat. The great thing about American agriculture is however you want to eat—organic, non-GMO, traditional, conventional, grain-fed or grass-fed—there will [...]

February 11, 2020|Categories: Featured, Meet a Farmer, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ask a farmer about your food

By Julie Tomascik Let’s talk food and farming, Texas. We’re overwhelmed with buzzwords, marketing ploys and labels, not to mention the vast array of choices. How do we know the truth and what’s really best for us? Organic, conventional, local, natural, GMO-free—we read the labels, but what do they really mean? As consumers, your decisions—and [...]