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Publish Date: 1/5/2018

Pecan Grove Farms and Nursery Committed to High Standards

Steve Whalley Pecan Grove Farms and Nursery

Some companies use catchy slogans to advertise their products. Not Pecan Grove Farms and Nursery. Instead, the Texas-based agribusiness promotes its top-quality pecans and pecan trees through a bold mission statement that captures its business model in a nutshell: Every person counts, every tree counts, and every pecan counts.

Publish Date: 1/5/2018

Growing Grapes on the High Plains

Lahey Men and loan officer

Matt Adams and Jerry Weaver never planned to own one of the largest vineyards in Texas. Instead, the two longtime friends simply wanted to plant something in addition to cotton, corn and peanuts on their farms south of Lubbock on the Texas High Plains.

Publish Date: 1/5/2018

Hlavaty Family is Connecting with Cotton

Hlavaty couple

40 years into their marriage, the couple is combining her love of fashion with his passion for growing cotton in a venture that could prove good for the entire industry — homegrown cotton clothing and textiles that tell a story.

Publish Date: 1/5/2018

Young Farmer Found the Financing He Needs to Keep Growing Through Capital Farm Credit

Ryan and Melanie Harper

Capital Farm Credit's interest rates are competitive with commercial banks and, with the patronage program, my operation is growing at twice the rate."

Publish Date: 8/21/2017

Denton Valley Farms: A Vision Realized


With financing from Capital Farm Credit, Amanda and Colby Hatchett purchased additional acreage in 2012 to expand their operation — a property that needed much work.

Publish Date: 8/21/2017

Horse Feathers

Mailbox horses

No two days are ever quite the same at the West Charolais Ranch east of Pleasanton in South Texas. Twin calves were born overnight in a pasture. Horses must be saddled for afternoon riding lessons. Wash a champion bull for a bull sale. Handle a sales call from a bull buyer in Florida, then change bedsheets for overnight customers arriving this weekend. No doubt, Gary and Kristie West work nearly nonstop on their multifaceted ag business.

Publish Date: 8/18/2017

Cow in the Classroom

Cow wearing scarf

It is one thing to take a hamster or a pet rabbit to school, quite another to take a cow. So when 17-year-old Katherine Fazzino took her favorite show heifer, Reenie, to 10 elementary schools this past year, she made a big impression on hundreds of little students — which was exactly her goal.

Publish Date: 8/18/2017

Worrells Modernize Ranch with the Latest Breeding and Marketing Methods

Worrells close up

Worrells continue family's rich ranching heritage — but with a modern flair. They have integrated social media with the latest in reproductive techniques

Publish Date: 8/18/2017

A couple finds their niche growing alfalfa hay in the Texas Panhandle

Alexander in field

Operating their hay business under the name Standard Hay, Wade and Karen decided immediately that they'd only grow and sell small square bales. They would focus on quality and strive to meet the high standards of the most discriminating horse owners.

Publish Date: 2/15/2017

An Old Lender for Young Borrowers

When a young Texas farmer needed financing for his new farm, his best option was a seasoned lender.
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