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About Jennifer Dorsett

Field Editor Texas Farm Bureau I love the smell of rain hitting hot red dirt, a sunset view from the porch and the melt-in-your-mouth taste of a piece of moist brisket. I love everything about Texas, plain and simple.

Transformation Tuesday: Corn

By Jennifer Dorsett When we think of corn, we tend to think of plump, yellow kernels slathered in butter. Or some of us might picture those fields with rows and rows of tall plants that are grown along so many Texas highways. But corn is pretty much all around us all the time. It’s food, feedstock, [...]

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 [...]

Wanted: Farmers and ranchers

By Jennifer Dorsett Farmers grow our food, but we often take it for granted. Sure, it may cross our minds from time to time, but have you ever stopped to really think about all that goes into running a farm or ranch? Or why so few are doing it these days? Farming and ranching is [...]

July 2, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Planting a seed for the love of agriculture

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 [...]

April 30, 2019|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The real deal on the Green New Deal

By Jennifer Dorsett I’m sure by now you’ve heard or read about the Green New Deal. In case you haven’t, the broad strokes of this plan are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously trying to correct societal issues. Sound complicated? It is. I’ll spare you most of the details and direct our attention to [...]