AgriLife Research putting designer potatoes on the menu to boost consumption

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Creighton Miller, 979-845-3828, SPRINGLAKE – A decline in overall potato consumption has Texas A&M AgriLife Research breeders working on “designer” spuds that meet the time constraints and unique tastes of a younger generation. Dr. Creighton Miller, AgriLife Research potato breeder from College Station, recently conducted the Texas […]

Dinner Tonight! gets cooking with quick, economical, healthful recipes

AgriLife Extension healthy cooking school in San Antonio will offer fun and healthful food SAN ANTONIO — A Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School will be presented from 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels, San Antonio. The school is being presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Better Living for Texans program, others offer nutrition, food preparation classes

SAN ANTONIO – Low-income or limited-resource individuals and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, recipients in Bexar County can schedule free nutrition and food preparation classes within their communities, said a representative of the Better Living for Texans program. Better Living for Texans is a free program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas […]

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 […]