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 […]

Texas youth celebrating National 4-H Week, One Day 4-H

Texas 4-H’ers involved in community service projects statewide COLLEGE STATION – Each year during National 4-H Week more than 12,000 Texas 4-H youth participate in over 350 service projects across the state, said Dr. Chris Boleman of College Station, Texas 4-H Youth Development director and member of the National 4-H Council board. “This year, National […]

Juntos program emphasizes family involvement in education

SAN ANTONIO – About 25 families attended the recent family workshop event held at Armando Leal Middle School in the Harlandale Independent School District of San Antonio. The event, called “Making Education a Family Goal,” was a collaboration of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service through the Juntos 4-H program and Harlandale ISD. It brought […]

4- H Junior Leadership Retreat slated Nov. 13-15 near Brownwood

Retreat focuses on 4-H members 9-14 years old BROWNWOOD – Younger 4-H members, ages 9-14, will have an opportunity to hone their skills in several program areas during the Junior Leadership Retreat set for Nov. 13-15 at the Texas 4-H Conference Center at Lake Brownwood. “The Junior Leadership Retreat features Texas 4-H Council members conducting […]

New book shows lifelong impact of 4-H through stories, images

COLLEGE STATION—Starting from humble roots in rural Texas more than a century ago, the Texas 4-H program has grown into one of the state’s premiere youth development organizations, with about 600,000 Texas youth enrolling annually as 4-H members or Clover Kids, said program administrators. The Texas 4-H program is the youth development component of the […]