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Tailgating: A Texas tradition

By Haley Herzog If there’s one thing Texas takes more seriously than its beef, it’s football. Texas not only has some of the best teams and fans in the nation, but it exceeds all expectations when it comes to tailgates. Go big or go home—that’s the mantra here. There are a few necessities that make [...]

Big isn’t bad in agriculture

By Julie Tomascik Big is bad, right? It’s what we’ve been led to believe about agriculture. There seems to be a lot of talk about big farms squeezing out small farms. Big farmers not caring about their land or livestock. And big farmers not caring for the environment. But that’s not true. And big isn’t [...]

Loaded Fries

By Kelly Bogard Football is here! From Friday night lights to Sunday tailgates, it's time to cheer on the boys of fall. Like many homes in Texas, our fall weekends are filled with family, football and fun. And when you need to feed a crowd with an appetite, you better have the right snacks. Of [...]

5 differences between field corn, sweet corn

By Jessica Domel From the moment you wake up in the morning to the time you lie down at night, corn is in your life. It could be in your bedding, carpet, fuel, soda, beef, crayons, plastic and more. But not all corn is made the same. In fact, the majority of corn you see growing [...]

Pecan Crusted Lamb Chops

By Kelly Bogard As I get older, I notice my palate is changing. Long gone are the days of chicken nuggets, mac & cheese or a PB&J sandwich for supper. Not that I don't still enjoy those things sometimes, but I prefer to have meals with more complex flavors that I didn't appreciate as a [...]

Get 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 [...]