GLOBE program provides national, international experiences for 4-H youth

Activities aim to open youth’s eyes to hunger, poverty and humanitarian action COLLEGE STATION — Texas 4-H has announced a new international program, Global Leadership Opportunities Beyond Education, or GLOBE, a comprehensive two-tiered citizenship and leadership program for 4-H members in grades 6-12. “The program is designed to engage intermediate and senior 4-H youth to […]

Superior Service Award presented to Janna Smith from Dickens County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Janna Smith, 806-623-5552, jsmith@ag.tamu.edu BRYAN – Janna Smith, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office manager in Dickens County, has received the Superior Service Award in the office support-county category from the agency. Superior Service Awards recognize AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance in AgriLife Extension […]

New AgriLife Extension agriculture agent begins in Stephens County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Justin Givens, 254-559-2313, Justin.givens@ag.tamu.edu BRECKENRIDGE – Justin Givens of Wichita Falls has been hired as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Stephens County. He began Jan. 4. “We are excited to have Justin joining the District 3 AgriLife Extension team,” said Miles Dabovich, […]

AgriLife Extension sets 4-H livestock, showmanship/feeding clinic Dec. 19 in Lubbock

  Event to be led by 4-H Livestock Ambassadors Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Robert Scott, 806-775-1680, rj-scott@tamu.edu LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has set the District 2 Livestock Ambassadors Steer, Swine, Lamb and Goat Showmanship/Feeding Clinic for Dec. 19 at the Texas Tech Arena in Lubbock. Robert Scott, AgriLife Extension […]

Bug Banquet makes a unique culinary experience

‘Entomophagy’ not just a buggy idea among survivalists SAN ANTONIO – An Australian man made national news recently and was dubbed “Ant Man” after surviving for almost a week in the unforgiving outback by eating ants – something he had seen survival expert Bear Grylls do on television. While such a tale is unusual, entomophagy […]

AgriLife Extension hires new family and consumer sciences agent for Moore County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Carolyn Prill-Bennett, 806-935-2594, Carolyn.prill@ag.tamu.edu DUMAS – Carolyn Prill-Bennett has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Moore County, according to Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. Prill-Bennett began Nov. 9, starting in the agency’s First Step training program […]

New program helps 4-H’ers ‘LEAP’ into leadership

BROWNWOOD – Texas 4-H Youth Development now offers the opportunity for 4-H members to develop life skills and character through its new Leadership Experience Adventure Program. The program, which is held at the Texas 4-H Conference Center near Brownwood, is designed to provide 4-H youth leaders a variety of educational and self-enrichment experiences in an […]

2016 4-H Teen Leadership Retreat slated for Jan. 8-10

Registration will be Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 BROWNWOOD — 4-H members in grades 8-12 and adult leaders will have an opportunity to hone their leadership skills during several 4-H programs at the 2016 Teen Leadership Retreat Jan.8-10 at the Texas 4-H Conference Center near Brownwood. “The teen retreat at the Texas 4-H Conference Center […]

Texas 4-H Youth Development joins with Molina Foundation in youth literacy

COLLEGE STATION – Texas 4-H Youth Development, the youth outreach component of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has joined with the California-based Molina Foundation to support youth literacy throughout Texas. “The Molina Foundation’s mission is to reduce disparities in access to education and health opportunities,” said Dr. Toby Lepley, assistant state 4-H leader. “One […]

National 4-H Food Challenge in Dallas serves variety of experiences

Texas teams take home top honors DALLAS – Texas teams came in first and second place at the 2nd Annual National 4-H Food Challenge contest recently held at the State Fair of Texas. The contest was a multi-faceted experience for members of the six participating teams, which represented Georgia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia,  coordinators […]