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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.

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 [...]

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