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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 [...]

Make your resolutions stick

By Amy Halfmann Registered, Licensed Dietitian Want to stick to your New Year’s resolutions—and help your kids stick to theirs? You’re a role model for your family and friends. So make 2016 the year to not only make healthy choices, but also model a healthy lifestyle and eating habits. Try these five simple, yet sensible, [...]

Why do farmers farm?

By Michelle Hochstein Hot summer night. A storm rolls in. Heavy downpours. Hail. The farmer fears the worst. And he’s right. His cotton is shredded. Another profit lost. January. Snow on the ground. 15 degrees. A howling wind makes it feel below zero. Hammer in hand, the rancher breaks ice. The cattle have to drink. [...]

June 30, 2015|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , |0 Comments