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No rest for a stock show kid

By Landee Kieschnick The smell of freshly groomed shavings. Warm coffee in your hand. And a new starched shirt just waiting to be worn. Can you guess what time of the year it is? You guessed it—stock show season! I know, for me, stock show season was a lot of work—for many months straight! Not [...]

Young farmers step up in agriculture

By Shala Watson Winds of change bring fresh faces and concepts to agriculture. It’s happening now. And will continue. Because the average age of U.S. farmers and ranchers today is about 58, according to the United States Department of Agriculture's Census of Agriculture. By 2030, more than half a million of the country’s farmers will [...]

More female farmers, ranchers cropping up

By Shala Watson Agriculture is full of stereotypes. Boots and overalls. The hayseed plowboy. And all men. But it’s changing. The demographics are shifting. There’s a place for women in agriculture, too. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service shows the number of men operating farms is decreasing, while the number of women [...]

Why be an ag grad?

By Shala Watson I didn’t grow up on a farm. I wasn’t active in FFA or 4-H when I was in high school. You could say I’m not your “typical” agricultural student. But I’m about to graduate with a degree in agricultural communication. How did I get there? It’s simple. I grew up in a [...]

Texas citrus: From the grove to the kitchen

By Shala Watson Can you name the official state fruit of Texas? Here are some hints. It’s round and juicy. Has a blush exterior, deep red flesh and leaves a surprisingly sweet taste in your mouth. It’s Texas red grapefruit. And February is National Grapefruit Month. The perfect time to celebrate because Texas citrus farmers [...]