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Busting myths about beef nutrition

By Julie Tomascik Eating preferences—we all have them. Some choose to be vegetarians. Others pursue the vegan route. Then, there are folks—myself included—who are omnivores. Growing up on a family rancher, there was only one way to eat—a balanced meal that included meat and vegetables. But I was an open-minded 10-year-old ready to experience the [...]

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 [...]

Jalapeño Jelly and Candied Jalapeños

By Kelly Bogard A Texan menu for the holiday season is not your typical Christmas fair. Don't get me wrong. We all still love our green bean casserole and cornbread dressing. But we reserve those foods for Thanksgiving. At Christmas, we eat Mexican food. From fajitas to tamales, there is a little bit of everything. [...]

Farmer Barbie outfitted to bring ag to young girls

By Julie Tomascik Red tractor. Pink trailer. Chickens, a lamb, a calf. And a good pair of overalls. Farmer & Tractor Barbie is outfitted to bring agriculture to young girls. She’s back for her third year through the Careers Barbie line, and she’s showing girls that career goals can include agriculture. While agriculture has long [...]

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Peppermint Cupcakes

By Kelly Bogard It's funny how the time of year can make you want certain flavors. I noticed that I have a flavor for every season. For spring, I like something bright such as lemon. And during the summer, I go for a classic vanilla flavor like in ice cream. In the fall, I can't get [...]