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 I’ll never forget my first garden. I planted the seeds. Watered them. And tiny green sprouts began to emerge several days later. With more water throughout the growing season, some fertilizer and a watchful eye, I grew a nice little crop in my garden. I was proud of my work. The experience [...]
By Julie Tomascik Curious students fill the classroom where intriguing lesson plans await them. And a teacher, passionate and patient, takes them on a journey of agriculture. Field trips. Experiments. Hands-on activities. A new world awaits, opening the door to new concepts and maybe even future careers. But teachers are the key. It’s their willingness [...]
By Shala Gean The weather is starting to cool. The air is crisp. Kids are back in school. And the outdoor activities are just beginning. It’s almost fall! Even though it might be tough to believe, there is more to fall than pumpkin spice lattes. Although, I do enjoy my fair share of those! Fall [...]
By Shala Watson I didn’t grow up on a farm. I wasn’t active in FFA or 4-H when I was in high school. You could say I’m not your “typical” agricultural student. But I’m about to graduate with a degree in agricultural communication. How did I get there? It’s simple. I grew up in a [...]