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5 dirty truths on agriculture

By Julie Tomascik Farming and ranching is tough work. Downright dirty at times. Those long hours on the tractor, in the pasture or in the shop aren’t for everyone. Only a few choose to do it—about 2 percent, actually. Most of them clock in at a young age and never retire. And you should know [...]

Fall on the farm

By Julie Tomascik Crisp mornings. Changing colors. And a buzz of urgency and excitement hang in the air. It’s fall on the farm. When farmers and ranchers are hurrying to harvest crops. Or get the seeds of next year in the ground. It may seem early, but the first snow of the year is seen [...]

Find family fun at state, county fairs

By Jessica Domel Texans, get ready. It’s. County. Fair. Time. The time of year when families and friends come together to ooh and aah over exhibits that have taken weeks and even months for local youth to put together. Colorful quilts. Fabulous photos. Breathtaking crafts. It’s where eating fried junk foods is allowed, and sometimes [...]

Family farm. Family meals.

By Jessica Domel Dinner in 15 minutes or less. All you have to do is wait for the perky ding of the microwave to tell you a “homemade” meal is piping hot and ready just for you.  As the revolving platform cycles a “meal” around the microwave, we get other tasks done. Feed the dog. [...]

September 8, 2015|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Transformation Tuesday: Seeds to sauce

By Jessica Domel When it comes to agriculture, even small things make a big difference. Take sesame seeds for example. They're so small, you could fit several on the head of a pencil eraser, but they play a big role in the lives of many Texas farmers. Sesame is a drought, heat and insect tolerant [...]