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Back to Basics: Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

By Kelly Bogard Salad dressing. It's a pretty common staple in my house and probably in yours, too. But each of us likes something a little bit different. And there is plenty to choose from at the grocery store. Different brands, flavors, amounts and more. Things have certainly changed from when I was a child! [...]

Do potatoes grow on trees?

By Jessica Domel Have you ever had a moment that made you stop, think and shake the cobwebs out of your mind before answering? As a farm girl, I frequently have those moments. You see, people like to ask me questions about where their food comes from. And I love to answer. Normally, the answers [...]

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

By Kelly Bogard "Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty state!" I have had the lyrics to this song, by William J. Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright, running through my head for a few weeks now. Ever since our intern, Landee, suggested I make this week's recipe for Texas Independence Day. March 2 is the [...]

FFA isn’t just for farm kids

By Shala Watson Did you know you don’t have to be a farm kid to be in FFA? The blue corduroy jackets are worn by rural and urban students alike. Because the blue and gold of the FFA embodies leadership and the desire to learn and explore. And it’s especially highlighted during one week every [...]

Sloppy Joes

By Kelly Bogard Sometimes life can be messy. As I watched my dogs dig in the wet ground earlier this week, that's exactly what crossed my mind—the mess that would follow. But I was okay with it, because we needed the rain. And Texas farmers needed the rain. It delayed planting for some, but it also helps [...]

Love is as essential as soil

By Julie Tomascik What are two ingredients essential for agriculture? Soil and love. Yep, love. And not just on Valentine’s Day. Farmers and ranchers share a love for their trade, whether it’s tending to their crops or raising livestock. It’s just as important as the soil. And it’s the love that grows the food on [...]