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Texas agriculture touches every Texan, every day. With the goal of increasing awareness of the vital role that agriculture plays in lives, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller launched the Farm Fresh Initiative to  focus on creating meaningful connections between Texas farmers, ranchers, schools, childcare providers, and local communities.

Using resources and tools provided by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), it’s simple to establish and strengthen connections that promote healthy lifestyles and help improve the Texas economy. Because Texas agriculture and the health of all Texans matters.

What does Farm Fresh mean to you? The Texas Department of Agriculture created our Farm Fresh initiative to connect Texans all across the Lone Star State to agriculture and local farmers and ranchers. The goal is to increase community collaborations, promote healthy lifestyles and improve the Texas economy. Why you ask? Because Texas agriculture, and the health of all Texans, matters!

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

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