In the world of commercial agriculture, it is often difficult for companies to get positive attention. When less than 1 percent of the population is feeding and clothing the rest of the world, agriculturists’ voices often get drowned out in a sea of opinions.
Lauren Prine has built a career based on her passion for helping others and being an advocate for […]
So if this is what I like to do, it doesn’t matter if I’m a man or a woman.
It was the fall of 1976, about a month before cotton harvest would gear up. Doug Hlavaty and a group of friends head to the Cow Palace, a local hangout in Lubbock, Texas. It was a typical night with friends until Valerie Jones, a slender brown-eyed girl with a style all her own, walked into the bar.
Red Rivers strolls slowly, but purposefully, through the Bayer Museum of Agriculture as he points to gleaming tractors and offers information on the different exhibits.
CEOs are rarely given the opportunity to lead an organization for more than 10 years, according to Forbes. […]
Children are the future, and the Bayer Museum of Agriculture believes that to be true. Although the museum caters to many different age groups, but feels like they are missing the younger generation.
“We have dirt in our veins; that’s what makes Trilogy Cellars completely different.”
Everyday advances are being made in the technology and practices used in the breeding industry and the Four Sixes is at the forefront of it all. Blodgett said there are not many businesses that have been around since the 1800s, yet the Four Sixes is still operating.
Peanut harvest had just started in Shallowater, Texas. Dust was rolling through the air, and the headlights of the combine could be seen for miles. Inside the Furgeson house, a newborn had broken out in hives, with her belly and legs covered in whelps.
Technology is a driving force for society. As defined by Webster’s Dictionary, technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry. Farming is no exception.
A couple of cowboys were riding the canyons off the caprock in West Texas before daylight to bring in cows and calves for a full day’s work of branding. As the cowboys sat on top of a hill looking out over the canyon, the sun slowly crept above the horizon. Warm oranges and golds filled the early morning sky.
Nearly 80 years ago, the original candy man known as “Mr. Goodart” moved from rural Anton, Texas, to […]
Tom, Dan, and Ben Griffin graduated from Texas Tech University like their father, and are the fifth generation to manage a portion of the family ranch in Borden County, Texas.
In 2001, James Simpson and his wife, Patti, decided to switch up their lifestyle and what their families had done for generations in an attempt to start something new.
The curriculum made possible by the Ranch Life Series is spreading the history of ranching in an entertaining way that makes learning fun for all ages.
Debris and water covered the ground, collapsed structures lined every road, and the storm was blowing through at […]
James Wedel’s alarm goes off at 5 A.M. Grabbing a cup of coffee and a newspaper he gets ready to begin his day. However, instead of donning his traditional jeans and work boots, today he will put on his suit and tie to trek the halls of the U.S. Congress in Washington D.C. on behalf of Texas agriculture. Over the next four days, he will face a grueling schedule of back-to-back meetings for 10 to 12 straight hours. Wedel will walk countless miles on the Hill before his job is done, but when it is over his testimony will help shape American agricultural policy for future generations.
As a young girl growing up in Garland, Texas, it may have been hard for Christi Chadwell to imagine that her life today would consist of new conversations and meetings with farmers. A gift from her parents on her tenth birthday would shape her career path.
The red dirt music scene has been a tradition and passion in west Texas for years. Ample number of artist have been discovered and sought after in the west Texas area. There are a few names Lubbock locals would recognize.
Texas is known for a variety of foods and their large, flavorful portions. Barbecue is a classic choice for many who reside in the great state and for some it is a source of pride. So, just any barbecue is not enough. The barbecue must be cooked to perfection by an indirect smoking method and be equipped with the perfect rub and sauce. A team of BBQ specialists in Lubbock, Texas, are working to deliver the best BBQ around.
In an effort to develop advocates and future leaders for the sorghum industry, the United Sorghum Checkoff Program created the Leadership Sorghum program. The program exposes sorghum farmers from across the nation to the issues impacting the industry at the local, state and national levels. Shelee Padgett, regional director for Sorghum Checkoff, has played a key role in the development of the program.