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Dirty kids are healthy kids

By Julie Tomascik Squeaky clean and always sick. You’re armed with an arsenal of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. On a mission to protect your kids from a world full of germs. But have they had their daily dose of dirt? It just might be what the doctor ordered, according to the latest in the [...]

Cockroach milk coming to a glass near you

By Julie Tomascik Cockroach milk? Yup. You read that right. Don’t look now, but it could be coming to a grocery store near you. Because a professor at the University of Iowa, Barbara Stay, discovered that the female Pacific beetle cockroach is unlike any other insect species. She feeds her young “milk.” A pale, yellow [...]

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Summertime learning on the farm

By Julie Tomascik Summertime and the livin’ is easy. That’s how the old saying goes, right? That may be so, but it’s far from the truth in agriculture. Early mornings. Late nights. And long, hot hours in between. Summer is a busy season for farmers and ranchers. From sun up to sun down, they work [...]

7 words with different meanings on the farm

By Julie Tomascik Same words. Different meanings. Agriculture is full of them—those homonyms that can confuse us. Farmers and ranchers seem to speak their own language sometimes. Jargon. Technical words. Or just words that mean something different to you. It’s a learning process for sure. We’ve all been there. Endured the vocabulary tests. Learned the [...]

Explore the back roads of Texas

By Julie Tomascik Drive to the outskirts of town. Leave the blacktop behind and take a winding road. That rural route through the countryside has a story to tell. One of love. Hard work and dedication. Long hours. Family and faith. With twists and turns, a few bumps and a detour or two, you’re sure [...]