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About Justin Walker

Communications Specialist Texas Farm Bureau I could spend all day at the show barns, hiking through state parks or watching college football. Lucky for me, Texas is home to the best places to do all three.

Evolution of Texas agriculture hasn’t changed the mission

By Justin Walker The world is constantly changing. And Texas agriculture is no exception. The farms and ranches we see today are vastly different from those our grandparents grew up with, which were advanced compared to their grandparents. Agriculture’s evolution is widely associated with technological advancements. Like GPS, self-driving tractors, automated technology, drones and biotechnology. [...]

August 21, 2018|Categories: Agriculture Policy, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Back-to-school shopping showcases Texas agriculture

By Justin Walker Crayons, paper, erasers…oh my! It’s back-to-school time and that means school supplies. For teachers and students. Did you know Texas agriculture is the source of many school supplies? Take East Texas timber growers. With their help, schools and classrooms will be filled with textbooks, notebooks, loose-leaf paper, pencils, rulers and more. Make [...]

Why should agriculture be on the small screen?

By Justin Walker We often feel disconnected from agriculture. Turn on your television. What do you see? Odds are, it’s not rural America. Most of today’s shows take place in the hustle and bustle of New York City. Or maybe Los Angeles. Chicago, Seattle, Denver. But our small towns, farms and ranches aren’t represented on [...]

June 19, 2018|Categories: Chicken, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Have you had a tough year?

By Justin Walker Have you ever had a tough year? Bank account is a little low. Your car breaks down. And tough decisions weigh on you. Farmers and ranchers can relate, because they face similar issues, too. There’s the cost of seed, fuel and fertilizer. Tractors break down. The stress piles on as they play [...]

May 22, 2018|Categories: Drought, Featured, Texas Agriculture, Texas Products|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Livestock shows are more than just banners, plaques

By Justin Walker Travel. Show. Repeat. That’s the life of many youth in Texas during the major stock show season, which begins in January and ended late last month. And county stock shows are still going strong throughout the year. Sometimes folks don’t truly understand the importance of stock shows. We saw it in Houston [...]