Chris Holcombe to receive posthumous induction into National 4-H Hall of Fame

COLLEGE STATION – Margaret Christine “Chris” Holcombe will be posthumously inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame this October during a ceremony at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. “We are pleased and excited to announce Chris will be inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame this fall,” said Dr. Chris Boleman, […]

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 […]

Second annual Ranch/Stock Horse Short Course set for Sept. 19 in Alpine

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu    Contacts: Jesse Lea Schneider, 432-295-0342, jlschneider@ag.tamu.edu    Logan Boswell, 432-837-6207, l-boswell@tamu.edu                ALPINE – West Texas horsemen should saddle up and head for the second annual Ranch/Stock Horse Short Course set for Sept. 19 at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Arena or “SALE” Arena at Sul Ross State […]

Youth organizations helping under-served kids ‘Imagine Science’

DALLAS – 4-H was one of four national youth organizations collaborating recently to help underserved middle-school age children in Dallas “imagine science” through free camps emphasizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “Imagine Science is a collaboration between the National 4-H Council, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Girls Inc. and the National Council of the […]

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’s Medina County 4-H team nabs national wool judging honors

National FFA winner is Seminole FFA Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Pascual Hernandez, 325-387-3101, p-hernandez@tamu.edu SONORA – The Medina County 4-H senior wool judging team took top honors for their efforts in winning the 55th annual National 4-H Wool Judging Contest held in Sonora. The contest and its sister event, the 15th annual National […]

Teenage aspiring veterinarians receive hands-on training at Texas A&M

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Joe Mask, 979-845-4353, joe.mask@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A group of aspiring teenage veterinarians received hands-on training recently during the Texas 4-H Veterinary Science Camp at the O.D. Butler Jr. Animal Science Center in College Station. The event coincided with Texas 4-H Roundup week. Experts from the Texas A&M […]

4-H member gives over $4,000 to military assistance organizations

Nine-year-old donates auction proceeds to Operation Homefront, Wounded Warrior Project PARIS, Texas – Taylor Bass, a 9-year-old from Paris, Texas, recently presented $3,220 to Operation Homefront from proceeds she received from the sale of two goats she raised as part of her 4-H activities. The 4-H’er also donated another $1,000 of those proceeds to the […]

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 […]