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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.

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 [...]

10 signs you grew up on a farm

By Julie Tomascik Growing up country offers the biggest playground of fields that stretch for miles, open skies and back roads just waiting to be explored. Farm and ranch kids take it all in. And grow a fond appreciation for independence and quality time with family. Kicking up dust and learning life lessons just comes with [...]

August 27, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

10 things kids learn growing up on a farm

By Julie Tomascik Families are taking their last vacations. Teachers are preparing lessons. Parents and kids are walking the aisles, picking out new clothes and school supplies. Because summer is coming to an end. Students are getting ready to head back to school where they learn textbook essentials—math, science and reading. Things they’ll use for [...]

Brisket Recipes

Texas brisket. It's a little slice of heaven. All you need is one bite and you're hooked. That’s why we have several brisket recipes to share with you. They taste great any day of the year and even better on National Brisket Day. Smoked Brisket Man the pit. Smoke the meat. Go ahead and indulge in [...]

10 reasons to respect Texas farmers, ranchers

By Julie Tomascik Calloused hands and sun-kissed skin. Mud on her boots and grease on his pants. Exhaustion is in their eyes, yet each step has the spring of earlier years. He’s a farmer, and so is she. They’re running tractors and plows from sun up to sun down. Working cattle and baling hay. It’s [...]