Grain bin safety and entrapment rescue clinic set Sept. 3 in Paris

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu PARIS – The dangers of working in grain bins hit home to Northeast Texas residents on March 4 when 32-year-old Paul Chelius suffocated in a bin of soybeans, said Mike Morrow, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Lamar County. In response to the tragedy, family and friends of Chelius, […]

Northern 4-H Academy hosting open house Aug. 29 in Brenham

Contact: Kara Matheney, 979-277-6212, kjmatheney@ag.tamu.edu BRENHAM – The Northern 4-H Academy will host Road Map to Success with 4-H from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Blinn College Student Center, 902 College Ave. in Brenham. Texas 4-H is the youth component of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Attendees will learn how […]

Empowering military caregivers topic of Aug. 19 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andy Crocker, 806-677-5600, abcrocker@ag.tamu.edu Rachel Brauner, 979-845-1553, rbrauner@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – “Empowering Those We Help: Building Trust and Credibility” is the title of the next military caregiving professional development webinar set for 10 a.m. Aug. 19. This is one of the monthly webinars offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

‘Growing good kids’ books recognized

Contact: Randy Seagraves, 979-845-8565, seagraves@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The “Growing Good Kids – Excellence in Children’s Literature Award” has been conferred on two books by the American Horticultural Society and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s International Junior Master Gardener program. The award recognizes children’s books that effectively promote an appreciation for gardening, plants and […]

Getting the right signals

Researchers: Some dietary bioactives can help ‘normalize’ cancer-producing cell signals COLLEGE STATION – Researchers in Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have proposed a “unified” way to explain the function of dietary bioactives in suppressing cancer-causing cell signaling. “Dietary bioactives are constituents in foods or dietary supplements — other than those needed […]

New AgriLife Extension agent named in Oldham County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Chelsey Eicke, 806-267-2692, Chelsey.tillman@ag.tamu.edu VEGA – Chelsey Eicke may have deep roots planted in agriculture, but her heart is with   another part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s educational outreach. Eicke has been hired as the new family and consumer sciences agent for Oldham County. She began July […]

Improving resiliency, sustainability in urban communities

Grant to AgriLife Extension helping at-risk youth in Bexar, Harris counties   SAN ANTONIO — A five-year year, $670,000 grant from the Children, Youth and Families At-Risk, or CYFAR, program is helping improve the lives of young people and their families in low-income, inner-city communities in Bexar and Harris counties. “CYFAR supports comprehensive, community-based programs […]

AgriLife Extension names two new agents to Far West Texas posts

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Ray Bader, 432-336-8586, r-bader@tamu.edu FORT STOCKTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named two new county family and consumer sciences agents to posts in Crockett and Glasscock counties. Kailey Roberts, Crockett County, and Emilee Yanez, Glasscock County, reported to their respective counties on June 15, said Ray […]

Stormwater best management practices at Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas center show statewide promise

Low impact development practices shown to reduce stormwater runoff, pollutants DALLAS – The results of stormwater practice demonstrations at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas demonstrate the potential benefits for using such practices in urban areas statewide, an expert said. “Because much of the land in urban areas is paved or […]