my town spotlight: Abbott, Texas

  • Abbott, Texas – Small Texas Town, Big Texas Heart

    There’s more character, closeness and countryside in this town of 300 than most. Visit Abbott, Texas in this week’s #MyTown spotlight and see why ag education in rural America is so special.

  • Farming Pride and Family Living in Abbott, Texas

    “It’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle.”See why one farmer believes in small town living as we continue to spotlight communities just like Abbott, Texas in our America’s Farmers program’s My Town series.

  • Why 300 People Call Abbott, Texas Their Home

    “It’s a town of 300…it’s a great place to live.” See why Abbott, Texas has a big heart as we spotlight the best communities in America in our My Town series.


Seated between Dallas and Waco is a small community with a rich history and an award-winning FFA chapter with deep roots.

You could say Still Smokin’ BBQ has a monopoly of sorts in Abbott, Texas. After all, it’s the only restaurant in this community of 300. But every day, the town lines up for the smell of hot ribs and pulled pork. The restaurant’s only competition comes from trays and trays of homemade fare, as local residents love a good potluck complete with their signature dish: The Kolache. With its deep Czech roots, there is no shortage of the locally-made flaky pastry filled with everything from spicy sausage to blackberry jam. When it’s not indulging in some of the best food in the entire country, Abbott is proudly preparing the next generation for rich careers in farming. In Abbott and communities across America, educators are working with students to preserve and continue a great legacy of ag leaders. To find out how you can help this effort in your own hometown through the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program, click through to learn more.