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What is a ‘factory farm?’

By Jennifer Dorsett Factory farm. It sounds so…mechanical. Cold. Unfeeling. We see and hear the words “factory farm” everywhere on social media and in the news. Major brands paint “factory farms” as places that are uncaring and with little interaction between humans and animals. But you know what I see? Farms. And families. I travel [...]

November 19, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Halloween starts on the farm

Candy, costumes and corn mazes. Oh my, it could be a spooky surprise! It’s fall, and Texans are ready for holiday frights and those sweet, tasty delights. But it wouldn’t be possible without Texas agriculture. Although Halloween traditions have evolved over time, many are still similar, and agriculture has always played a role. The glow [...]

Texans, it’s time to plant your wildflowers

By Julie Tomascik There’s no prettier place than Texas in the spring when the country is ablaze with wildflowers and crops are growing in the fields. Colors of every hue. Blankets of blooming flowers. A brilliant blue sky as the backdrop. But that beauty gets its start now—in the fall season. Planting seeds in the [...]

October 22, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Holidays|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Transformation Tuesday: Corn

By Jennifer Dorsett When we think of corn, we tend to think of plump, yellow kernels slathered in butter. Or some of us might picture those fields with rows and rows of tall plants that are grown along so many Texas highways. But corn is pretty much all around us all the time. It’s food, feedstock, [...]

4-H inspires kids to do, learn

By Julie Tomascik In a small town or big city, dreams grow. They flourish, and develop into a future. Those dreams—and the kids behind them—are inspired by 4-H. An organization for the young and old. Shy and outgoing. Creative and technical. Because there’s something for everyone, and the possibilities are endless. It’s National 4-H Week—a [...]

October 8, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments