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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.

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 [...]

Top 8 New Year’s resolutions

By Julie Tomascik It’s that time of year to make New Year’s resolutions. But what’s a list of New Year’s resolutions look like for farmers and ranchers? Here’s the top 10 items on my list…. 8. Put the tools back. It’s easy to leave them in the truck bed, on the shop floor and everywhere [...]

December 31, 2019|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Texans, it’s time to plant your wildflowers

By Julie Tomascik There’s no prettier place than Texas in the spring when the country is ablaze with wildflowers and crops are growing in the fields. Colors of every hue. Blankets of blooming flowers. A brilliant blue sky as the backdrop. But that beauty gets its start now—in the fall season. Planting seeds in the [...]

October 22, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Holidays|Tags: , , |0 Comments

4-H inspires kids to do, learn

By Julie Tomascik In a small town or big city, dreams grow. They flourish, and develop into a future. Those dreams—and the kids behind them—are inspired by 4-H. An organization for the young and old. Shy and outgoing. Creative and technical. Because there’s something for everyone, and the possibilities are endless. It’s National 4-H Week—a [...]

October 8, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

10 truths about ag teachers

By Julie Tomascik Early mornings. Late nights. And sometimes many miles in between. It’s the story of an agricultural science teacher. The ones who spend the day teaching in the classroom or workshop. Just to help FFA members with projects after school. And travel to competitions with them—all year long. Because agricultural science teachers don’t [...]