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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.

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

Oasis of fresh produce at farmers markets

By Shala Watson Peppers, juicy tomatoes and homemade jellies. Oh my! Farmers markets are an oasis of fresh and tasty produce. As you wander around the market, you’ll be sure to find some bountiful harvests and farmers, too. It’s a great chance to meet and connect with those who grow our food. Ask questions about [...]

Explore agriculture on the backroads of Texas

By Shala Watson Fresh air. Dirt roads. Old barns and breathtaking views. Texas is full of them! You can escape the asphalt and pavement. Just take a drive down a county road. Along those rural routes, you’ll find the best kept secret in Texas—agriculture. The diverse geography and climate of our state provide a glimpse [...]

Stewards of the land

By Shala Watson Driving along the interstate, you see the occasional field with crops growing. On the back roads, they’re even more common. To some, that’s all it is—a field. But to farmers and ranchers, that soil is so much more. It’s potential. It’s the future of our food, fiber and fuel. That’s why farmers [...]