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About Cindy Wennin

Cindy Wennin is the Senior Graphic Designer for Texas Farm Bureau.

Meet a Texas dairy farmer: Alan Vander Horst

By Nathan Smith Visit Erath County and you'll see small family-operated dairies scattered across the rolling landscape. Don't let their size fool you, though. These farms employ some of the most modern technology to keep their cows safe and deliver that delicious liquid we pour over Cheerios. Hardworking dairymen like Alan Vander Horst have a [...]

April 24, 2012|Categories: Meet a Farmer, Texas Products|Tags: , |1 Comment

Pink slime: What’s the big deal?

By Nathan Smith For weeks now we’ve heard about "pink slime," or lean finely textured beef (LFTB). We’ve heard from “shocking” news reports that pink slime lurks like some sci-fi monster waiting to devour innocent consumers. Since the first ABC news report, the media seems to be hell-bent to scare Americans away from beef. All [...]

April 10, 2012|Categories: Beef, Featured|Tags: , , |5 Comments

From Texas to Brazil

By Nathan Smith There's no place like Texas! I just returned home from a trip with a group of Texas farmers and ranchers who took a few days off their own farms to see how things are done down south–way south. Brazil has come a long way in recent years in efforts to feed its growing population. Now [...]

March 27, 2012|Categories: Meet a Farmer|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Independently Texas

By Nathan Smith Any self-respecting Texan knows the significance of this Friday. On March 2, we stop to remember the Alamo and pay our respects to the Texians who fought and won independence from Mexico. I am a big fan of Texas country music and recently bought an album titled The Eagle and the Snake. Most [...]

February 28, 2012|Categories: Texas Products|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

An open letter to consumers: 5 things farmers want you to know

Dear Texas Consumer, As a farmer, I have a passion for growing things. I take enormous pride in providing your family the necessities of life—not only the food that nurtures them but the fiber that protects them from the sun, cold, wind and rain. I wonder why many hold my profession in disregard. I see [...]