Backyard Basics Expo helps people learn self-reliance, preserve the past

SAN ANTONIO — More than 100 people attended the Backyard Basics Expo held recently at the Oppenheimer Academic Center at San Antonio College. The expo, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, emphasizes self-reliance and the production, preparation and preservation of homemade and homegrown foods. “People are more interested in and concerned about where […]

Bexar County 4-H’ers pick up ‘STEAM’ heading into fall classes

SAN ANTONIO — Recent 4-H summer programs in Bexar County helped minority and at-risk students gain life skills and expand their horizons as they began a new school year this fall, said Dr. Melinda Garcia, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist in Bexar County. “This summer we offered a variety of summer programming, […]

AgriLife Extension to present home food preservation workshop Oct. 1 in Austin

AUSTIN — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Travis County will present a food preservation workshop from 9:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 1 at its offices at 1600-B Smith Road in Austin. The program will cover the basics of drying vegetables, fruits and herbs, said Sonia Coyle, AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agent for […]

AgriLife researcher takes close look at ‘inflamm-aging’

COLLEGE STATION – Scientists have proposed that inflammation is the harbinger of aging and central to the aging process, a phenomenon described as ‘inflamm-aging,’ said Dr. Yuxiang Sun. Sun, a faculty member in the department of nutrition and food science at Texas A&M University in College Station, said aging is commonly associated with low‐grade adipose […]

Williamson County residents invited to Step Up and Scale Down with 12-week program

GEORGETOWN — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Williamson County will kick off a Step Up and Scale Down program Aug. 12 for county residents interested in getting to a healthier weight. The 12-week program consists of weekly lessons, weigh-ins and challenges to stay on course, as well as Dinner Tonight! healthy recipes, and […]

Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference slated for Aug. 17-18 in Grapevine

GRAPEVINE — The Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference will be held Aug. 17-18 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 2401 Bass Pro Drive in Grapevine. The program is presented by the Texas Animal Nutrition Council and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with various cattle and dairy industry groups, associations and businesses. “These conferences provide […]

Experts: GMOs important weapon in fight against global hunger

COLLEGE STATION — In a recently released 400-plus page report, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reviewed hundreds of studies and decades of disease data and reached the conclusion genetically modified organisms pose no increased risk to human health. For many, including scientists with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, this validates the need to […]

Lufkin program to help residents fight diabetes set for May 19-June 16

LUFKIN — Diabetes is not curable, but it is manageable, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer science agent Joel Redus, who serves Angelina County. AgriLife Extension will offer the Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes educational program in Angelina County to help area residents manage the disease. Classes will be held each […]