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Fire Crackers

By Kelly Bogard Happy birthday, America! The biggest holiday of the summer is fast approaching, and it's time to celebrate this great nation we call home. Pull out the lawn chairs. Cover everything in red, white and blue. And invite some friends and family over. It's time to throw America a birthday party. We have [...]

Our role in decreasing food waste

By Jessica Domel A lemon here. Half a pizza there. A banana somewhere in between. Have you ever stopped to think about how much food is wasted in your household each year? It might be more than you think. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans waste between 30 and 40 percent of the [...]

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5 treats to beat the summer heat

By Kelly Bogard Summer is here. Days of fun in the sun abound. But it’s Texas, and that means it’s hot. Really hot. We’re all looking for ways to cool off. A swim in the pool or the pond, a trip to the lake or a sprinkler in the yard will do the trick. But [...]

Oasis of fresh produce at farmers markets

By Shala Watson Peppers, juicy tomatoes and homemade jellies. Oh my! Farmers markets are an oasis of fresh and tasty produce. As you wander around the market, you’ll be sure to find some bountiful harvests and farmers, too. It’s a great chance to meet and connect with those who grow our food. Ask questions about [...]

Fried Catfish

By Kelly Bogard I don't know about you, but I'm pretty excited it's summer. Yes, the heat can be a bit of a drag, but you can cure that with a trip to the lake. Camping, fishing, swimming–there's something for everyone. For the past few years, we haven't been able to get to the lake [...]

I get to do this for a living

By Nathan Smith A landscape shot, complete with black Angus cattle in a green wheat field, was the first thing I saw on my Facebook timeline early last week. The picture was taken from horseback and the cutline from one of my rancher friends in West Texas read, “I get to do this for a [...]