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  • Know a teacher hungry for more information about agriculture? Encourage them to sign up for TFB’s Summer Ag Institute. Applications are due April 18.

Summer Ag Institute helps teachers dig into agriculture

March 19th, 2019|

By Julie Tomascik Editor Texas teachers will get to the science of agriculture this summer. Teachers will get a first-hand look at agriculture and how to incorporate agricultural concepts into their course curriculum through Texas Farm Bureau’s Summer Ag Institute. For 25 years, the Summer Ag Institute has helped take the mystery out of agriculture [...]

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the opening of the 2019 scholarship application cycle for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program.

USDA announces 1890 National Scholars Program opportunity

March 19th, 2019|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the opening of the 2019 scholarship application cycle for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program. The program aims to increase the number of minority students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences and other agriculture-related disciplines. The program is available through the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement. The [...]

  • Bee County Farm Bureau member James O’Brien was one of 10 graduates of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Partners in Advocacy Leadership program.

Texan among AFBF leadership program graduates

March 19th, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Bee County Farm Bureau member James O’Brien was one of 10 graduates of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Partners in Advocacy Leadership (PAL) program. PAL is designed to develop advocates for agriculture and grow leaders to help advance the policy goals of Farm Bureau. “It’s inspiring to see the [...]

  • Bluebonnets

Bluebonnets are not a free pass to trespass

March 19th, 2019|

  • youth

USDA launches youth-focused website

March 19th, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently launched a youth-focused website to help engage younger generations in agriculture. The Youth and Agriculture website is designed to connect American youth who are unassociated with agriculture with resources to learn more, as well as providing those involved in agriculture with opportunities to [...]

  • American broadband initiative

American Broadband Initiative connecting rural America

March 18th, 2019|

The American Broadband Initiative by the Trump administration is helping to provide critical broadband connections in rural areas. Megan Nelson, economic analyst at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), says the initiative focuses on improving rural economies, because access to broadband is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. “The American Broadband Initiative is the [...]

  • national collegiate

Bush competes in national Collegiate Discussion Meet

March 18th, 2019|

By Julie Tomascik Editor College students from across the nation focused on issues facing agriculture during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Collegiate Discussion Meet. McKenna Bush, a Brazos County Farm Bureau member, represented Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) in the contest. The event, which is hosted by AFBF’s Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee, offers [...]

  • cattle tuberculosis

Cattle tuberculosis confirmed in Sherman, Dallam counties

March 15th, 2019|

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials confirmed cattle tuberculosis (TB) in one Texas Panhandle dairy located in Sherman County. As a part of the ongoing epidemiological investigation, TAHC confirmed TB in an associated Dallam County calf-raising operation. The TB-affected facilities are under quarantine or hold and will remain so until they meet all requirements for [...]

  • St. Patrick’s Day

4 green Texas foods for St. Patrick’s Day

March 15th, 2019|

  • plant protection

Texas receives $1.9 million to support plant protection projects

March 15th, 2019|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allocating funds to Texas to support plant health and pest mitigation activities. The Lone Star State will receive $1.9 million to help strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification and threat mitigation, as well as to safeguard U.S. nurseries. Funds [...]