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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. [...]

Do potatoes grow on trees?

By Jessica Domel Have you ever had a moment that made you stop, think and shake the cobwebs out of your mind before answering? As a farm girl, I frequently have those moments. You see, people like to ask me questions about where their food comes from. And I love to answer. Normally, the answers [...]

Talking to Farmers 101

By Jessica Domel At the county fair, coffee shop or in the field, Texas farmers are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. They'll shake your hand, look you in the eye and share their story with you. But what if talking "agriculture" seems a bit intimidating? Here are a few tips to get [...]

Animal abuse on Texas ranches and dairies?

By Jessica Domel The sun is barely peeking through the clouds, and they're already hard at work feeding cows, milking and answering business calls. They've only had a few hours of sleep, and the day won't be over for another 10-12 hours. They're a Texas dairy producer. A rancher. Or maybe just a fan of livestock. Sometimes, all three. Taking [...]

How do Texas farmers feed the world?

By Jessica Domel For years, I’ve heard “American farmers are feeding the world.” And I never really thought much about it. It makes sense to me. They grow food. People eat food. Done. But the logic of HOW this happens didn’t really hit home to me until this year when a pair of Texas rice [...]