The farmer's market movement has been around for centuries, but it has recently seen a surge in popularity in Tarrant County, Texas. Small farmers and farmers' markets have experienced an increase in demand from people looking for alternative egg options. Texas A&M AgriLife is at the forefront of this movement, from research and technology to classroom instruction for the next generation of agricultural producers. Smartphone applications have allowed farmers to check climate and market prices, as well as learn new agricultural practices, which has been especially beneficial for small farms in Senegal. At the Cowtown Farmers Market, open year-round, local farm-to-table restaurants provide a strong consumer base for Tarrant County food producers.
According to Knutsun, owner of Hollow Trace Market Farm, if communities always bought local produce, farmers and ranchers would always have enough for demand. Texas A&M AgriLife is helping to make this a reality through their research and technology initiatives. In laboratories and fields, Texas A&M AgriLife is conducting research to improve agricultural production. They are also developing technology that helps today's farmers become more efficient and productive. Additionally, they are providing classroom instruction to the next generation of agricultural producers.
Through these initiatives, Texas A&M AgriLife is having a positive impact on the growing farmer's market movement in Tarrant County. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has highlighted the value of digital technologies for small farms in Senegal. Smartphone applications have made it easier for farmers to access climate and market prices, as well as learn new agricultural practices. With the help of Texas A&M AgriLife and other organizations, the farmer's market movement in Tarrant County is continuing to grow.