Apr 30, 13
By Jessica Domel
Farmers in the Lone Star State are doing more than helping to feed and clothe the world. They’re also helping agricultural production in other states. Did you know the nation’s largest onion plant supplier is located in Carrizo Springs, Texas?
Meet Bruce “Onion Man” Frasier, president of Dixondale Farms.
Dixondale Farms ships millions of onion plants across the nation each year to be planted in states with shorter growing seasons. This year, Dixondale Farms is celebrating a milestone–100 years in business–and millions of plants sold to garden centers, farms and home gardeners across the United States.
Mar 26, 13
By Jessica Domel
I’ve decided there’s nothing more exhilarating than watching children become excited about learning—especially when it comes to agriculture.
The other day, I was invited to attend the 25th anniversary of the Medina County Ag in the Classroom in Hondo, and I have to say, even as a farm kid, I had a blast. I learned a thing or two, as well.
The ag day at the Medina County Fairgrounds included 17 different exhibits and demonstrations representing different aspects of agriculture and rural life.
Mar 05, 13
By Amanda Hill
Even in the midst of cold winter weather, Texans can get a taste of fresh, juicy citrus fruits grown right here in the Lone Star State. Did you know that Texas citrus farmers grow grapefruit from November through March each year?
Meet Dale Murden, a South Texas citrus farmer. Dale has grown fruit in Monte Alto, Texas, since 1980, and you can find his crops both in the fresh produce aisle and with the canned fruit in your local grocery store. In this Meet a Farmer segment, Dale gives us a look at his South Texas citrus crop.
Feb 22, 13
By Justin Dauer
I’m often puzzled by the notion that livestock are abused in pursuit of the almighty dollar.
I know some of that sentiment is generated by images seen on television or the internet of animal mistreatment. Just to set the record straight, I think anyone who abuses livestock should be out of the business. I do not condone abuse of any animal for any reason. Neither do the other farmers and ranchers I know.
But I can tell you about the welfare of my livestock.
Feb 21, 13
By John Paul Dineen III
My family is in the business of agriculture, helping to feed the people of our state, nation and world. I farm and ranch full time on the Blacklands of North Central Texas. My wife, Heather, and I and our four children call Ellis County home, where we farm 1,800 acres of dryland crops. We also have a small commercial cow-calf operation.
Texas Food Connection Week, Feb. 17 -23, is being celebrated across the Lone Star State. I would like to talk with you about how we grow that food and the steps we take to ensure that food is safe, wholesome and nutritious.