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4-H inspires kids to do, learn

By Julie Tomascik In a small town or big city, dreams grow. They flourish, and develop into a future. Those dreams—and the kids behind them—are inspired by 4-H. An organization for the young and old. Shy and outgoing. Creative and technical. Because there’s something for everyone, and the possibilities are endless. It’s National 4-H Week—a [...]

Her view of the harvest season

Photos and story by Kody Hajda It’s 11:30 on a Saturday night, and my husband is just getting home. Where has he been? Out with friends? Bar? No, he’s been on the farm, working to the point of exhaustion and unable to keep his eyes open. He’s been in the cab of a combine, staring [...]

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10 truths about ag teachers

By Julie Tomascik Early mornings. Late nights. And sometimes many miles in between. It’s the story of an agricultural science teacher. The ones who spend the day teaching in the classroom or workshop. Just to help FFA members with projects after school. And travel to competitions with them—all year long. Because agricultural science teachers don’t [...]

Farming: Then and now

By Jennifer Dorsett What was farming like 100 years ago? Brutally hard work with little reward. People ate what they grew and scratched out a living the best they could. Today, farming and ranching is still tough work that includes early mornings, late nights and long hours in between. But thanks to advances in science [...]

10 signs you grew up on a farm

By Julie Tomascik Growing up country offers the biggest playground of fields that stretch for miles, open skies and back roads just waiting to be explored. Farm and ranch kids take it all in. And grow a fond appreciation for independence and quality time with family. Kicking up dust and learning life lessons just comes with [...]

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Peaches are a Texas summertime favorite

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist There’s nothing quite like biting into a sweet, scrumptious Texas peach on a hot day. The flavor is just what’s needed to cool off. And with this summer heat in Texas, it couldn’t be a better time to celebrate National Peach Month! There’s a big demand for Texas peaches. Summertime [...]