Cottage food program slated for Oct. 14 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Those interested in starting their own cottage food business should attend the “Cooking Up a Cottage Food Business” program from 9-11 a.m. Oct 14, said the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Bexar County. Dr. Connie Sheppard said the program, which includes a food handlers course for […]

Texas A&M awarded grant to help reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles

First-year funding will go mainly to program efforts in South Texas COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has been awarded a “Programs to Reduce Obesity in High-Obesity Areas” grant to support national efforts by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities […]

AgriLife Extension offers healthy cooking school Oct. 21 in Amarillo

Dinner Tonight! program headlined by Chef Chad Lardie Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Amy Wagner, 806-373-0713, aewagner@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – A Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Prairie View Cooperative Extension, will be held Oct. 21 at Amarillo College’s Business and Industry Center, 1314 S. Polk St., […]

AgriLife Extension agent moving from Potter to Randall County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Amy Wagner, 806-468-5543, aewagner@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Amy Wagner has been hired as the new family and consumer sciences agent for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Randall County and will begin Oct. 1. She currently holds a similar position in Potter County. Wagner began her AgriLife Extension career in […]

AgriLife Extension supporting National Farm Safety and Health Week goals

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is supporting the efforts of National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 21-27, by offering an array of informational and educational materials relating to agricultural safety. Farm safety week is promoted through the 10 U.S. agricultural centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and […]

AgriLife Extension supporting Food Safety Month

Agency provides resources, education for consumers, food service professionals KERRVILLE – To support Food Safety Month, an expert from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is reminding Texans that the agency has educational resources and materials relating to both consumer and professional food safety.      According to the National Restaurant Association, September was designated National […]

Medina County Women’s Conference slated for Oct. 24 in Castroville

Coordinators tout event as  ‘day of motivation, inspiration, education and laughter’ CASTROVILLE — The 2014 Medina County Women’s Conference, presented by Sisters  Inc. and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 24  at the Braden Keller Center, 1410 Amelia St. in Castroville. Organizers said the event typically draws more […]