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Find family fun at state, county fairs

By Jessica Domel Texans, get ready. It’s. County. Fair. Time. The time of year when families and friends come together to ooh and aah over exhibits that have taken weeks and even months for local youth to put together. Colorful quilts. Fabulous photos. Breathtaking crafts. It’s where eating fried junk foods is allowed, and sometimes [...]

Family farm. Family meals.

By Jessica Domel Dinner in 15 minutes or less. All you have to do is wait for the perky ding of the microwave to tell you a “homemade” meal is piping hot and ready just for you.  As the revolving platform cycles a “meal” around the microwave, we get other tasks done. Feed the dog. [...]

September 8, 2015|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Transformation Tuesday: Seeds to sauce

By Jessica Domel When it comes to agriculture, even small things make a big difference. Take sesame seeds for example. They're so small, you could fit several on the head of a pencil eraser, but they play a big role in the lives of many Texas farmers. Sesame is a drought, heat and insect tolerant [...]

10 things I learned growing up on the farm

By Julie Tomascik Lessons are planned. New school clothes have been bought. Practices have started. It’s time. Summer is coming to an end and students are getting ready to head back to school. To the classroom. Where they learn textbook essentials—math, science and reading. Things they’ll use for years to come. But agriculture’s classroom taught [...]

Eat the fruits—or veggies—of your labor

By Julie Tomascik You pick. I pick. We eat together. It’s a mindset that seems to work if you want your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. And gardens, u-pick farms and community supported agricultural operations are great avenues. Because they offer the chance to get dirty, sweaty and a little smelly. It’s the [...]