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About Mike Barnett

Director of Publications Texas Farm Bureau I'm a firm believer that farmers and ranchers will continue to meet the needs of a growing world population by employing equal measures of common sense, conservation and technology. Follow Mike on Twitter and Facebook.

Six tips for grilling the best burger

By Mike Barnett Tasty, thick and juicy hamburgers. It’s the iconic American food. A favorite at fast food restaurants and backyard get-togethers. And it wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without fireworks lighting up the sky and burgers sizzling on the grill. Whether you’re simply topping it with ketchup or dolling it up with fancy fixins, [...]

July 1, 2015|Categories: Beef, Featured|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Mike’s Baby Back Pork Ribs

By Mike Barnett Talk barbecue in Texas and images of the best brisket in the world dance in my head. I’ve never cooked a decent brisket, but I do know it’s a lengthy process and an art. So I go to one of the famous Central Texas pits to cure my BBQ cravings. Unless I have [...]

August 16, 2013|Categories: Grilling, Main Dishes, Recipes|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Old barns and back roads: Photos of rural Texas

By Mike Barnett I’d like to share rural Texas with you through my eyes via photographs I’ve taken for Texas Farm Bureau over the years. We write a lot about the food we eat on Texas Table Top but haven’t done much on the rural lifestyle that captures the hearts of farmers and ranchers and [...]

March 12, 2013|Categories: Beef|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments