Sonora readies for 78th Annual Wool and Mohair Show slated for June 16-18

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Pascual Hernandez, 325-387-3101, p-hernandez@tamu.edu   SONORA – The 78th Annual Wool and Mohair Show, held in conjunction with the 55th National 4-H Wool Judging, the 15th FFA Wool Judging contests and a plethora of other ranch-related youth judging competitions, is set for June 16-18 in the Sutton County […]

AgriLife Extension 4-H agent hired for Randall County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andrew Moritz, 806-468-5543, Andrew.moritz@ag.tamu.edu CANYON – Andrew Moritz has returned to his native state in his position as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H youth development agent for Randall County. He began May 14. “We are excited to have Andrew join our AgriLife Extension team in Randall […]

AgriLife Extension agent not new to Potter County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Lizabeth Gresham, 373-0713, lizabeth.gresham@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – After two years of serving Potter County as the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program family and consumer sciences agent, Lizabeth Gresham will take on the same position with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for the county, according to an AgriLife […]

4-H Day at the Capitol an ‘eye-opening’ event for 300 Texas 4-H’ers

AUSTIN — “The whole day was a great experience, and being able to meet the governor was a real surprise,” said Stoker Williams, 18, of Arp, the Texas 4-H Council president, referring to his recent visit to Austin for the 4-H Day at the Capitol event. Williams presented Gov. Greg Abbott with a 4-H Day […]

AgriLife Extension hires new family and consumer sciences agent in Ochiltree County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Amy Griffin, 806-435-4501, amy.griffin@ag.tamu.edu PERRYTON – Amy Griffin has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Ochiltree County, according to Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. Griffin, of Cedar Lane, began March 23 and will spend the first […]

Texas 4-H youth selected to represent state at National 4-H Conference

Conference will be April 11-16 in Washington, D.C. COLLEGE STATION – The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, headquartered in College Station, has chosen 18 youth delegates to attend the National 4-H Conference April 11-16 in Washington, D.C. The event will be at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center […]

AgriLife Extension offers 4-H shooting sports training for volunteers

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Charlene Belew, 432-336-8585, c-belew@tamu.edu   FORT STOCKTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a 4-H Shooting Sports Coach Training for 4-H volunteers beginning at 9 a.m. March 7 and ending at noon March 8 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Center in Fort Stockton. […]

New Texas Hill Country mill to provide ‘grist’ for future scientists

Educational collaborations will include virtual science project with Texas 4-H JOHNSON CITY – Have you ever wanted to visit a mill? In the case of the soon-to-be-opened facility in Johnson City, it’s not a mill that produces steel, grain or cloth. This particular mill was built specifically to produce youth interest in science, technology, engineering […]

AgriLife Extension modules help students learn about nature

SAN ANTONIO — If your child’s response to the old joke, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” is “What’s a chicken?” then he or she would benefit from educational modules available from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, according to Nora Tapia, the agency’s youth outreach coordinator for Bexar County. Tapia said the modules […]

Blackland Income Growth awards 11 scholarships during 2015 conference

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu WACO – Scholarships were recently awarded to outstanding 4-H members at the 2015 Blackland Income Growth Conference held at the Extraco Events Center in Waco. The scholarships were presented during the conference luncheon that featured Dr. Rudy Tarpley, head of the agricultural and consumer sciences department at Tarleton State University. The […]