State of Organics in Texas

Did you know that there are estimated to be around 245,000 farms in Texas – that’s a lot, more than any other state.   Of this 245,000 we have around 360 organic farms in Texas or 0.15% – that’s not a lot, especially when you consider there are over 29 million people in Texas.  Just consider this fact, there are 24,719 fast food restaurants in Texas with $25 billion in sales.  Currently we have 398 organic certified entities in Texas buying and selling organic foods and hopefully some of that food is coming from our Texas organic farm families.  

As we look at Texas with its wonderful climate, growing population, abundant resources and outstanding people, Organic Agriculture has only one way to go – UP!

Author: Bob Whitney, Regents Fellow & Extension Organic Specialist

Agriculturalist, extension educator and researcher, organic agriculture enthusiast and promoter, international program developer, Christian, husband, father and friend.

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