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Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Honors Texas Farm and Ranch Families at 42nd Annual Family Land Heritage Ceremony
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, In a celebration of agriculture and family heritage, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) honored 64 farms and ranches spanning 51 Texas counties at the 42nd Annual Family Land Heritage (FLH) ceremony at the Texas State Capitol today.  [More]
 
Commissioner Miller Honors Student Art Contest Winners
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today congratulated Emilia Davila of Laredo and Marianeé Canales of Kingsville as winners in the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) You Art What You Eat! statewide student art contest.  [More]
 
Commissioner Miller Kicks Off National School Lunch Week
Monday, October 9, 2017, Commissioner Miller today announced the start of National School Lunch Week, which runs Oct. 9 to 13, and emphasizes the value of leading healthy lifestyles to Texas students. In partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), every school day, Texas schools serve approximately 3 million healthy meals through the National School Lunch Program.  [More]
 
Commissioner Miller Kicks Off Annual Local Products Challenge
Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the return of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) annual Local Products Challenge. Each October, school cafeterias work to earn TDA recognition for serving more local products in meals while teaching children about foods grown and raised in Texas. More than 177 school districts and charter schools have pledged participation in this year’s Local Products Challenge. Participating schools will offer more than 2.4 million Texas children a new opportunity to try healthy local foods in the cafeteria.  [More]
 
State Fair of Texas, GO TEXAN Pavilion Officially Open for Fairgoers Today
Friday, September 29, 2017, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller welcomes visitors to the State Fair of Texas and invites them to stop by the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) GO TEXAN Pavilion to experience all the ways Texas agriculture impacts our daily lives. The Pavilion is located near the famous Cotton Bowl Stadium in the center of Fair Park. As always, the Pavilion is packed with some of the tastiest food and beverages around, as well as world-class entertainment and shopping.  [More]
 
Commissioner Miller Announces STAR Fund Donations During 2017 State Fair of Texas
Thursday, September 28, 2017, Commissioner Miller announced today that Talley Amusements, the owners of the Texas Star Ferris wheel, and Farm Credit Bank of Texas are teaming up to donate proceeds from this year’s State Fair of Texas to the State of Texas Agriculture Relief (STAR) Fund. Talley Amusements will donate 20 cents of every Ferris wheel ride purchased to the STAR Fund and Farm Credit Bank of Texas is matching the donation.  [More]
 
Commissioner Miller Kicks Off Texas Farm Fresh Jump With Jill Tour
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the start of this school year’s Texas Farm Fresh Jump with Jill Live Tour, a unique, interactive assembly that makes nutrition education fun and exciting. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is bringing the live-action show to 20 elementary schools in school districts in North and Southeast Texas this October, as well as the State Fair of Texas on Oct 13.  [More]
 
Texas Department of Agriculture Connects Texans in Need Through CACFP
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Program combines nutrition and education to promote healthy lifestyles for Texans of all ages  [More]
 
Commissioner Miller Coordinates Donation for Hurricane First Responders
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, Super Bowl Champion and GO TEXAN Ambassador helps bring donation of flashlights and other survival gear  [More]
 
Commissioner Miller Visits Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
Saturday, September 2, 2017, Meets with volunteers and evacuees at Brazoria County animal shelter and supply point  [More]
 
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