Author: Jacob Blank

Coming from a rural town known as Richland, Missouri, where the cows outnumber the people, I have become fond of and learned to respect every agricultural aspect of my community. I was always highly involved with the Richland FFA Chapter, where I held many leadership positions and showed off the blue corduroy jacket wherever I went. I am currently majoring in Agricultural Education with a double minor in Agricultural Economics and Animal Science, and I plan to spread the word of FFA and agriculture into a rural classroom after I graduate. I am beyond excited to write for the CAFNR Corner Post and I can’t wait to share with you all some interesting things in agriculture happening in our lives.

Hurricane Harvey’s impact on agriculture in Texas

On August 25, 2017, one the worst recorded hurricanes hit one of America’s top agricultural producing states, Texas. With wind gusts up to nearly 130 mph and an accumulated 51.88 inches of rainfall, a variety of Texas’ agricultural operations were…