‘Take a Stand’ program stands up to bullies

COLUMBUS, Texas – Studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association show that nearly one-third of all U.S. public school students reported that they experienced bullying, either as a target or a perpetrator. “Bullying is a huge issue among our youth, and it can leave ‘scars’ that many victims carry with them for a […]

AgriLife Extension Brazos County office showcases programs to elected officials

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRYAN – Highlights in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H and youth development, and community economic development were showcased at the recent 2014 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Brazos County Interpretation Luncheon for Elected Officials. The event, attended by Brazos County officials as well as representatives from […]

AgriLife Extension sets 4-H livestock showmanship/feeding clinic Dec. 20 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 will present the District 2 Livestock Ambassadors Steer, Swine, Lamb and Goat Showmanship/Feeding Clinic from 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 20 at the Texas Tech Arena in Lubbock. […]

Coastal Bend Classic slated Dec. 5-6 in Sinton

SINTON – Speakers and judges from throughout the country are scheduled to travel to the Texas Gulf Coast next month to partake in the Coastal Bend Classic Clinic and Show, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service organizers. The fifth annual event for area 4-H and FFA members is scheduled to take place Dec. 5-6 at […]

AgriLife Extension sets swine PEDv seminar for youth exhibitors, parents

  Lubbock educational program Sept. 17 to discuss new swine virus prior to show season   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 will conduct the PEDv Seminar beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, 1121 Canyon Lake […]

4-H and Biggest Loser star call attention to healthy youth lifestyles

Trek across Panhandle to include four stops Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Shawnte Clawson, 806-677-5600, sfclawson@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Area 4-H’ers will join NBC’s Biggest Loser season 14 finalist Joe Ostaszewski this summer on his “Riding It Forward” cross-country bike tour to raise awareness for healthy living across America. Ostaszewski, a former Florida State University […]

AgriLife Extension’s Tom Green County 4-H team takes national wool judging honors

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Pascual Hernandez, 325-387-3101, p-hernandez@tamu.edu   SONORA – The Tom Green County 4-H senior wool judging team was named this year’s top youth judging team in the nation with their win of the 54th annual National 4-H Wool Judging Contest held in Sonora.   The contest and its […]

AgriLife Extension hires new 4-H agent for Moore County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Haley Sprague, 806-935-2594, haley.sprague@ag.tamu.edu DUMAS – Haley Sprague has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H and youth development agent for Moore County, according to Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. “”We are excited to have Haley as part of the District 1 […]

Youth scholarships awarded at 2014 Blackland Income Growth Conference

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu WACO – Scholarships were recently awarded to outstanding 4-H members at the 2014 Blackland Income Growth Conference held at the Extraco Events Center in Waco. The scholarships were presented during the conference luncheon that featured Dr. Doug Steele, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service director, as the keynote speaker. Receiving $1,000 […]

Texas Brigades summer camp registration starts now

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, d-rollins@tamu.edu Helen Holdsworth, 855-TXBRIGS (855-892-7447), hholdsworth@texas-wildlife.org SAN ANGELO – Registration for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Texas Brigades summer wildlife leadership camps program has begun, said Dr. Dale Rollins, camp coordinator. “Summer seems a long way off with these ‘Blue Northers’ whipping across […]