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Recognize dad this Father’s Day

By Haley Herzog He’s a farmer. He’s a rancher. He’s a steward of the land. He’s a father. A husband. He’s a brother. And maybe even a grandfather. Farmers and ranchers have been the backbone of our economy for many years, but many of them also play an even bigger role: Dad. Some dads wear [...]

June 12, 2018|Categories: Featured, Meet a Farmer, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

A letter to consumers: 5 things farmers want you to know

Dear Texas Consumers, As farmers and ranchers, we have a passion for growing things. We take enormous pride in growing the necessities of life—not only the food that nurtures us, but the fiber that protects us from the sun, cold, wind and rain. We wonder why many hold our profession in disregard. We see and [...]

Before and after weed killer

By Bob Reed It’s tough to see in the picture below, but there’s cotton planted in the field. It’s surrounded by grass and weeds. After this field was planted, a herbicide application would normally have been applied to control grasses and weeds. But farmers have absolutely no control over the most important ingredient that goes into [...]

May 15, 2018|Categories: Environment, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Organic v. conventional: What’s the difference?

By Amy Halfmann I love grocery pickup. Order online, someone fights the crowds for you, the babies sleep while another someone loads the groceries. What could be the problem? Accidentally selecting the wrong groceries. Sometimes online shopping can be deceiving. I thought I was buying plain ole yellow squash and zucchini. Except when I got [...]

What do agricultural communications graduates do?

By Elaine Jackson I did it. I made the move to Stephenville, and I’m starting my time as a college student at Tarleton State University. Now, life is full of new things—new town, new dorm, new roommate. It’s also full of new choices, especially when it comes to college majors. There are too many to [...]