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What does it take to be a farmer?

By Jessica Domel Coming from a farm family, I often think about the many skills I learned while on the farm. It made me think, “What does it take to be a farmer?” 1) Farmers have to be scientists. They have to know if a particular crop will do well in the soil they’re working [...]

Fried Egg Burger

By Kelly Bogard There's nothing I like better than a good burger. Thick and juicy with all my favorite toppings, you just can't beat it most any time of year. But I think of burgers as more of a summer food. I guess because so many are grilled, but they don't have to be. This [...]

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 [...]

Cowabunga! Texas brings the beef!

By Julie Tomascik A cow here. A cow there. Cows everywhere! That’s because Texas is the top beef-producing state in the nation, and raising cattle is the largest part of Texas agriculture. What does that mean for you as a consumer? Tasty, flavorful beef in all forms on your table. Did you know one 1,300-lb. [...]

Why we need farmers

By Jessica Domel If you stop by any garden center, you can buy the seeds, load up your soil and even buy nutrients to help your garden grow. So, why do we need large-scale farms? I’ve heard these questions asked a number of times, especially as the locavore movement gained traction. If I can grow [...]