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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.

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 [...]

We’re all family in agriculture

By Jennifer Dorsett Have you ever taken one of those genealogy DNA tests and found you had a second cousin living just down the street? Or, maybe, like me, you’ve lived someplace far away from all your relatives, and someone else took you in and “adopted” you. Now you consider them family. Texas agriculture is [...]

December 11, 2018|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Consumers deserve fair dairy labels

By Jennifer Dorsett I recently picked up some coconut-flavored yogurt, only to get home and realize it was a container of fermented coconut juice. I was confused. Non-dairy “yogurt.” Almond milk. Coconut milk. Soy milk. Cashew cheese. Frozen desserts meant to imitate ice cream. All labeled just like dairy and placed right next to the [...]

Agriculture is for all Texans

By Jennifer Dorsett Farmers and ranchers are responsible for growing our food and fiber. But they’re not alone in working in agriculture. In fact, one in seven working Texans has a job related to agriculture. There are teachers, scientists, chefs, communicators and more. It takes all of them working together with farmers and ranchers to [...]

October 2, 2018|Categories: Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Where would America be without agriculture?

By Jennifer Dorsett Field Editor It’s almost our nation’s birthday! Tomorrow marks the 242nd year since our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. We celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and flags, parades and patriotism. But the holiday wouldn’t be the same without some of our favorite foods grown and raised by American farmers. In [...]