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Flat Friends help students engage with Texas agriculture

By Jessica Domel For the past few weeks, 23 elementary school students from the San Antonio area have followed me throughout my day-to-day life, learning about Texas agriculture. But instead of having the children board a bus each day, our connection is made digitally thanks to an eight-inch tall man with a bright red tie. [...]

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 [...]

Agriculture is everywhere

By Shala Watson From the field to your home and everywhere in between, agriculture is there. Hidden in places across Texas. Down a long, winding country road. In your classroom, garage or grocery store. And let’s not forget your kitchen. Rural America is at the heart of our country’s success. Your success. And mine. It’s [...]

Young farmers step up in agriculture

By Shala Watson Winds of change bring fresh faces and concepts to agriculture. It’s happening now. And will continue. Because the average age of U.S. farmers and ranchers today is about 58, according to the United States Department of Agriculture's Census of Agriculture. By 2030, more than half a million of the country’s farmers will [...]

Agriculture is just as American as baseball

By Justin Green It’s the bottom of the 9th. Your team has the bases loaded, down one run with their best hitter walking to the plate. You smell the popcorn. See the peanut vendor. And watch the pitcher nod to the catcher. You’re on the edge of your seat thinking about that pitch. Not about [...]