By Amanda Hill
When you think of agriculture in Texas, you probably think of cattle and cotton–maybe even corn and pecans. But what about catfish? Yes, there are catfish farmers here in the Lone Star State, working hard to make sure you can get fresh fish from their ponds to your table in just two days. Now that’s local food!
Meet Texas catfish farmer Darrell Bowers. Darrell and his wife, Lindsey, own and operate the second-largest catfish farm in the state. (His uncle owns the largest.) The Bowers are proud to be involved in agriculture and like talking about what they do on their farm.
Take a minute to get to know Darrell, and learn how catfish are raised here in Texas. The next time you order catfish for dinner, there’s a good chance your dinner got its start on his farm.