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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 [...]

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 [...]

Ear tags: More than cow ‘bling’

By Julie Tomascik Black cows, red cows, white cows. When you have a pasture full of them, it can be tough to tell them apart. That’s why many farmers and ranchers across the country “tag” them. Now I don’t mean tag them on Facebook, although there are plenty of cow photos on the internet. When [...]

July 17, 2018|Categories: Beef, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What’s the beef with beef?

By Haley Herzog Why do some people have beef with beef? For generations, our parents and grandparents viewed beef as a nutritious and healthy food. Most of them can be identified as “meat and potato” kind of people. But today, views are much different. Opinions seem to be constantly divided between whether or not beef [...]

Teachers bring agriculture to life

By Julie Tomascik Curious students fill the classroom where intriguing lesson plans await them. And a teacher, passionate and patient, takes them on a journey of agriculture. Field trips. Experiments. Hands-on activities. A new world awaits, opening the door to new concepts and maybe even future careers. But teachers are the key. It’s their willingness [...]