Urban food desert pilot project an ‘oasis’ for at-risk youth

AgriLife Extension-led project involves teens in horticulture, health, nutrition, more SAN ANTONIO – An urban food desert pilot project in the nation’s seventh-largest city is teaching young people how to create a food “oasis” in their community, while learning important life skills, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “An urban food desert is an […]

AgriLife Extension program helps Texans watch their ‘BAC’

Watch UR BAC program accepting requests for alcohol awareness presentations COLLEGE STATION – Due to a recently approved grant renewal, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Watch UR BAC program will be able to continue offering free alcohol awareness programs throughout the state, said program manager Bobbi Brooks, based in College Station. “With continued funding from […]

Adelita Munoz retires after 43 years with AgriLife Extension

EDINBURG  –  When Adelita Munoz joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in 1971, President Barack Obama was only 10 years old, Roger Staubach and the Dallas Cowboys dominated the National Football League and the infamous Watergate burglary was still a year away.   After agonizing over the idea for months, Munoz said she retired […]

AgriLife Extension expert offers tips on July 4 grilling safety

COLLEGE STATION – Besides fireworks, nothing says July 4 like a cookout, so to help Texas residents declare independence from fires and other mishaps related to outdoor grilling, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert has offered some advice. “It’s extremely important that people take extra care if planning to grill outdoors, especially in open […]

‘Dinner Tonight!’ program focuses on healthful recipes, family mealtime

AgriLife Extension statewide initiative includes easy-to-make recipes, videos, cooking schools, more COLLEGE STATION — The idea of a family sitting down together for a meal may seem passé in today’s fast-paced, drive-through society, but a statewide initiative by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is helping families eat healthier — and be together –at mealtime. […]

AgriLife Extension experts: Family mealtimes help children’s health, grades

CORPUS CHRISTI — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel throughout South Texas will be touting the many benefits of sharing family mealtimes in the coming months, they say. “Between Sept. 21 and Sept. 27, 31 counties with AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences programs in the agency’s Southeast Region will host some type of educational […]