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  • Today, Texas Tech University held a groundbreaking ceremony for the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Texas Tech breaks ground on new vet school

September 19th, 2019|

By Julie Tomascik Editor Texas Tech University broke ground today on the state’s second veterinary school. “This groundbreaking celebrates an achievement that symbolizes the best of what can result from cooperation that captures the synergies between education, city and state government, industry and individuals of exceptional vision and generosity,” Dr. Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech president, [...]

  • It’s National Teach Ag Day—a day to recognize those who are agricultural science teachers. See our top 10 ag teacher truths on Texas Table Top.

10 truths about ag teachers for National Teach Ag Day

September 19th, 2019|

  • Agricultural science teachers like Tammy Christian help their students reach their full potential.

Ag teachers inspire, motivate students

September 19th, 2019|

By Julie Tomascik Editor Early mornings. Late nights. And sometimes many miles in between. It’s a glimpse into the life of agricultural science teachers. They spend their days teaching in the classroom or the shop. After school hours are filled with helping FFA members with projects, traveling to various FFA contests or livestock shows and [...]

  • Big isn't bad. And small isn't better. It takes farms of all sizes, and the families behind them, to make agriculture work. Read more on Texas Table Top

Big doesn’t mean bad in agriculture

September 18th, 2019|

  • Farmers and ranchers must have access to fixed and mobile broadband to be more efficient, economical and responsive to market needs.

Farm Bureau tells House subcommittee broadband is a must

September 18th, 2019|

Farmers and ranchers must have access to fixed and mobile broadband to be more efficient, economical and responsive to market needs, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) recently told members of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee. “Broadband is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. While most Americans take broadband for granted, data compiled [...]

  • The deadline to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage program for 2019 is Sept. 20.

Dairy Margin Coverage program signup deadline nears

September 18th, 2019|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds dairy farmers that the deadline to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2019 is Sept. 20. Authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill, the program offers reasonably priced protection to dairy farmers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed [...]

  • The future of Texas agriculture, the rights of landowners and labeling issues were among the topics discussed at TFB Policy Development meetings held across the state.

Members discuss TFB policy for coming year

September 17th, 2019|

By Julie Tomascik Editor The future of Texas agriculture, the rights of landowners and labeling issues were among the topics discussed at recent Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Policy Development meetings across the state as members considered and discussed policy updates for the upcoming year. “Policy Development meetings are instrumental in mapping out our organization for [...]

  • The Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas named Ray Pieniazek as the new executive director effective Sept. 1.

Pieniazek leads agriculture teachers association

September 17th, 2019|

By Julie Tomascik Editor The Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT) named Ray Pieniazek as the new executive director effective Sept. 1. “Serving in this role allows me to lead an association that has given much to me during my teaching career,” Pieniazek said. “I’m excited to tackle the challenges facing agricultural science teachers [...]

  • Safety is a priority on Texas farms and ranches, and additional emphasis is being placed on farm safety and health this week.

Farmers, ranchers focus on farm safety, health

September 16th, 2019|

By Julie Tomascik Editor Safety is a priority on Texas farms and ranches, and additional emphasis is being placed on farm safety and health this week. This year’s National Farm Safety and Health Week is set for Sept. 15-21. The theme is “Shift Farm Safety into High Gear.” The annual promotion, which is initiated by [...]

  • Texas agriculture will be on display at livestock shows and fairs this fall in Texas Farm Bureau’s Planet Agriculture exhibit.

TFB’s Planet Ag exhibit at fairs this fall

September 16th, 2019|

Texas agriculture will be on display at livestock shows and fairs this fall. Texas Farm Bureau’s interactive exhibit, Planet Agriculture, is designed to engage consumers on where their food comes from, TFB Director of Urban Outreach Dakota Fleming said. “Today, people are two or three generations removed from the farm,” she said. “They buy their [...]