By Julie Tomascik Freezing temperatures. Sleet. Ice-covered fields, pastures and roads. Winter Storm Landon has arrived in the Lone Star State. But the harsh winter variables are just a part of farming and ranching. Chores must still be done, like putting out hay and feed. Range cubes, liquid feed and alfalfa provide extra nutrition that [...]
By Jennifer Whitlock It feels like every time I read or watch the news lately, one of the top headlines has something to do with supply chain issues. Vehicles, toys, clothing and numerous other consumer goods are in short supply. That makes sense. They’re either made overseas or require parts from overseas, so if we’re [...]
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 [...]