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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.

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 [...]

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 [...]