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What does it take to be a farmer?

By Jessica Domel Coming from a farm family, I often think about the many skills I learned while on the farm. It made me think, “What does it take to be a farmer?” 1) Farmers have to be scientists. They have to know if a particular crop will do well in the soil they’re working [...]

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. [...]

Celebrating a happy, healthy Fourth of July

The temperature is rising. The days are getting longer. The Fourth of July is right around the corner. This time of year, there are plenty of ways to celebrate not only our country's independence, but also our great state. You can visit one of our many state parks, a local lake or, my personal favorite, [...]

Battling bugs

By Gary Joiner Does it feel like the bug population has exploded in the last couple of weeks? Spiders, flies and ants are everywhere. And other insects I can’t identify. You know the kind I’m describing. They’re bugs, of some type. Whatever their name, they’ve arrived in large numbers. And they seem intent on staying. [...]

Why do we need farmers and ranchers?

By Jessica Domel About once every year or so, I convince myself I should plant a garden of my favorite fruits and vegetables at my house so I don’t have to go to the grocery store as often. In my head, this garden is beautiful, abundant and easy to care for. Soon after the dream, [...]