Farming and ranching are the roots that hold a family legacy, bring together communities and fuel the world economy. Agriculture is a part of each of us.
By Jennifer Dorsett Heading into the fifth month since COVID-19 was first reported, many of us have come face-to-face with a sobering realization: sometimes, nature is actively seeking to harm us. But it’s nothing personal. In fact, it’s only natural. Diseases are about as natural as they come. Bacteria and viruses evolve or mutate over [...]
The new “normal” right now may be distance learning as we navigate the coronavirus pandemic, but hands-on lessons are still taking place on Texas farms and ranches. That’s because agriculture can enhance the lessons students are learning through school curriculum. Like using math to develop feed rations for livestock or how much fertilizer should be [...]
By Jennifer Dorsett Life sure has changed for the average American. We’re working from home, homeschooling kids, planting gardens, cooking most of our meals…in fact, we’re living much like our pioneering forefathers did. In Colonial America, agriculture was the primary occupation for about 90 percent of the population. Life was hard. Days revolved around growing [...]
By Jennifer Dorsett COVID-19 has caused sweeping changes in the way we live and work. Social distancing, kids learning at home, work-from-home arrangements, shelter-in-place orders, stockpiling of groceries and household essentials…it’s a strange era in our nation’s history. We’ve never experienced anything like this. But that doesn’t mean we should despair. To prevent a massive [...]