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About Shala Gean

Staff Writer Texas Farm Bureau I was born and raised in the East Texas Pineywoods. I don’t have a traditional agricultural background, but I’m inspired by the hard-working men and women who produce our food and fiber. I’m a small town girl just trying to bring a fresh perspective to ag journalism.

Transformation Tuesday: Rice

By Shala Gean Rice. It’s a staple in many homes across the U.S. and the world. Fried rice. Spanish rice. It can be mixed with vegetables, soups and even used in desserts like rice pudding. Rice is one of the oldest known foods consumed by humans. It is tiny, but mighty. And packed with nutrients! [...]

Fun on the farm

By Shala Gean The weather is starting to cool. The air is crisp. Kids are back in school. And the outdoor activities are just beginning. It’s almost fall! Even though it might be tough to believe, there is more to fall than pumpkin spice lattes. Although, I do enjoy my fair share of those! Fall [...]

September 12, 2017|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Fair season is gearing up in Texas

By Shala Watson Summer is winding down and fair season is almost upon us! The State Fair of Texas and county fairs across the state are gearing up. They’re a great way to spend time with family, promote agriculture and celebrate all things Texas. The sights, sounds and tastes of agriculture are everywhere. The best [...]

August 15, 2017|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , |0 Comments

5 lessons kids can learn on the farm this summer

By Shala Watson School is out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. And the farm is a good place to continue that education. Because agriculture teaches you about life. The fields and pastures give you room to grow, and you can learn lessons that can’t always be taught in a [...]

Hot Crab Dip

By Shala Watson Summer is one of my favorite seasons, and it can also be one of the best times of the year to make seafood dishes. And the Texas Gulf Coast is home to crab that is sold throughout the state and U.S. Look for it at your local grocery store! For this recipe, we'll use [...]

July 7, 2017|Categories: Appetizers, Featured, Recipes, Side Dishes, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments