FOLLOW DANIEL & SUZIE
My husband, Daniel and I have been farming cotton in West Central Texas near San Angelo for 41 years. We are multi-generational farmers on both sides of the family. I’m the daughter of a second generation cotton ginner. Together, my husband and I farm dryland cotton with no irrigation next to the largest desert in North America, the Chihuahuan Desert.
The genetic traits in cotton that now make it resistant to the cotton boll worm have allowed us to have an insecticide free cotton farm for the past 6 years. This also has allowed the beneficial insects to flourish and control the minor pests for us naturally.
HOW I’VE TOLD MY STORY
I have a blog named Kissed a Farmer where I follow and document the extraordinary life of my cotton-farmer husband as he battles to grow dryland cotton next to the Chihuahuan Desert. I also have a Facebook page called Kissed a Farmer. Along with following our farming operation, I share other aspects of life next to the desert.
Daniel is currently the Chairman of the Texas Farm Bureau State Cotton Advisory Committee and a member of the American Farm Bureau Cotton Advisory Committee. Suzie is a past Director for the West Texas Boys Ranch.