Program educates youth on the importance of pollinators to agriculture, daily life

SAN ANTONIO — St. John Berchmans Catholic School students in San Antonio learned about the importance of pollinators at the Feed a Bee Planting Event presented Feb. 27 by Bayer in collaboration with National 4-H and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County. The event kicked off Bayer’s 12th annual AgVocacy Forum, which […]

Camp Mission Possible set for July 6-8 at 4-H center on Lake Brownwood

BROWNWOOD – The Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood will host the 2017 Camp Mission Possible July 6-8. “Camp Mission Possible is a unique co-educational inclusive residential camp designed for youth with medically diagnosed disabilities,” said Dr. Darlene Locke, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H youth development specialist, College Station. The center is located at […]

March 15 is registration cutoff for popular Texas Brigades youth camps

SAN ANGELO – The March 15 registration deadline for the Texas Brigades wildlife leadership youth camps conducted in partnership with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is fast approaching, said Dr. Dale Rollins, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist and the camps’ founder. “This summer marks 25 years that the camps have been honing young leaders through […]

Texas 4-H Water Ambassadors Program set for summer debut

COLLEGE STATION – The new Texas 4-H Water Ambassador Program kicks off this summer providing youth a wealth of experience about water resources and infrastructure while touring the Lone Star State. The program is geared towards high school students seeking leadership skills and career preparedness, said David Smith, 4-H20 program coordinator with the Texas A&M […]

AgriLife Extension provides educational opportunities at San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo

SAN ANTONIO – An educational agency known for its ties to agriculture in the Lone Star State will be involved in numerous activities at this year’s San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present educational exhibits and hands-on activities related to agriculture, horticulture, entomology, water conservation and more at […]

Necessary moves from AgriLife Extension position in Andrews to Archer County

ARCHER CITY – Amanda Necessary, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent in Andrews County, has transferred to the same position in Archer County. That position was vacated when Justin Gilliam moved to Hardeman County. “We are excited to bring an internal applicant to the Archer County program,” said Miles Dabovich, […]

Boyle to fill AgriLife Extension agent position in Dickens County

DICKENS – Thomas Boyle has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent in Dickens County, according to Miles Dabovich, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon. Boyle, a native of Mission, started Jan. 2. “We are glad to have Thomas join the District 3 team in Dickens County,” […]

Cave to fill AgriLife Extension’s Kent County agent position

JAYTON – Brandon Cave has been hired to fill the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent position in Kent County, said Miles Dabovich, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon. Cave started Jan. 2. “Brandon is an excellent fit for the Kent County agriculture position,” Dabovich said. “He is native to that […]

Scholarships awarded at 55th Blackland Income Growth Conference

WACO – Scholarships were presented to nine 4-H members at the 55th Blackland Income Growth Conference held recently at the Extraco Events Center in Waco. The annual conference, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Waco Chamber of Commerce, provides agricultural education to producers in the Blacklands region. Eric Bost, assistant director […]