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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.

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 [...]

Wildflower fever

Hallelujah! Spring has sprung. Finally. That cold, wet winter was good for something, though. Experts have predicted this year’s wildflower bloom to be the best in more than a decade. Texas parks and roadsides are sure to be alive with color in the coming weeks. Some already are! And bluebonnet photos are a family tradition [...]

March 19, 2019|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture, Texas Holidays, Tips & Tools|0 Comments

How to feel like a rancher

By Jennifer Dorsett Hunting and fishing guides, private chefs, hiking, paddling and fishing. Doesn’t sound like the lifestyle of many ranchers I know. But How to Feel Like a Ranch Owner for a Weekend, a story in Texas Monthly, seems to promise a transformative experience to readers. A chance to reconnect with nature and experience [...]

What’s the difference between farmers and ranchers?

By Jennifer Dorsett Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O. It’s a favorite song among the preschool set, and we all know the words by heart. But after I thought about it one day, I realized the song was a bit misleading. Old MacDonald had a farm, but was he a farmer or a rancher? He [...]