Growing up in tequila country
The farm continues to bear the distinctive mark of tequila country, rows upon rows of Agave. Once a valuable source of income and pride, the plants sweet sap is the base of tequila, plummeting prices and high input cost have left corn a more profitable crop and farmers to deal with rill erosion. Today the farm focuses its efforts on corn, plums, guava and cattle.

On the Salazar farm agave still carries a sort of mythical existence if not a profitable one. Osbaldo’s grandfather used to twist the plant’s long fibers into rope fit for a cowboy. According to Osbaldo, Agave fiber ropes are the best kind of rope for lassoing and sell for $100 or more.