The Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) Agriculture meeting is off and running in San Antonio, TX. Julianna LeMieux, PhD, Deputy Editor in Chief at GEN is on the ground—in the talks and visiting booths. Here, she takes a moment to fill in Kevin Davies, GEN’s Editor at Large, on the latest news from the first two days at the meeting. The bottom line is—genomes are bigger in Texas!