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5 lessons kids can learn on the farm this summer

By Shala Watson School is out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. And the farm is a good place to continue that education. Because agriculture teaches you about life. The fields and pastures give you room to grow, and you can learn lessons that can’t always be taught in a [...]

Smoked Brisket

By Kelly Bogard There are few foods that rival the status of chicken fried steak and enchiladas in the state of Texas. But there is one that reigns above all others with it's status. Texas barbecue. It's so iconic that Texas Monthly devotes an entire publication to it each spring. And there are cook-off events throughout [...]

Drive slow and save a life

By Julie Tomascik You’re in a rush, and you get caught in traffic. The culprit? Large farm equipment. It’s that time of year again, and harvest is in full swing across most of the state. That means more tractors and combines are on the road with you. We’ve all seen them. They’re large, wide and [...]

Hot Crab Dip

By Shala Watson Summer is one of my favorite seasons, and it can also be one of the best times of the year to make seafood dishes. And the Texas Gulf Coast is home to crab that is sold throughout the state and U.S. Look for it at your local grocery store! For this recipe, we'll use [...]

Fire Crackers

By Kelly Bogard Happy birthday, America! The biggest holiday of the summer is fast approaching, and it's time to celebrate this great nation we call home. Pull out the lawn chairs. Cover everything in red, white and blue. And invite some friends and family over. It's time to throw America a birthday party. We have [...]

Our role in decreasing food waste

By Jessica Domel A lemon here. Half a pizza there. A banana somewhere in between. Have you ever stopped to think about how much food is wasted in your household each year? It might be more than you think. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans waste between 30 and 40 percent of the [...]

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