Harris County prep school students get firsthand look at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – Students from Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston  recently toured Texas A&M University in College Station to get a firsthand look at campus life. Coordinators said the visit was made possible by a grant to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service from the Children, Youth and Families At Risk program […]

AgriLife Extension sets livestock showmanship/feeding clinic Dec. 17 in Lubbock

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has set the District 2 Livestock Ambassadors Steer, Swine, Lamb and Goat Showmanship Clinic for Dec. 17 at the Texas Tech Animal Science Facility Arena in Lubbock. The arena is located at 1248 Indiana Ave. Robert Scott, AgriLife Extension agent in Lubbock County, said the program will […]

Over 15,000 community service hours provided in Texas during One Day 4-H

COLLEGE STATION – Public service is a cornerstone of Texas 4-H and that was never more evident than during National 4-H week, which culminated with One Day 4-H, said Dr. Chris Boleman, statewide director of the 4-H Youth Development program, College Station. “One Day 4-H is a statewide community service initiative of Texas 4-H, which […]

4-H Teen Leadership Retreat slated Jan. 6-8 in Brownwood

BROWNWOOD — 4-H members in grades 8-12 as well as adult leaders can hone their leadership skills during the 2017 Teen Leadership Retreat Jan. 6-8 at the Texas 4-H Conference Center near Brownwood, said program coordinators. The weekend retreat will provide state-level leadership experience for 4-H youth ages 14-18, said Jenny Wilder, Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Texas 4-H’ers reach across border; donate school supplies to Louisiana flood victims

AMARILLO – The flood waters have receded in Louisiana, but the needs haven’t, and Texas Panhandle 4-H’ers are answering a call for school supplies. Louisiana 4-H put out a call in August to all its southern counterparts, saying, “many school-aged youth were in the midst of planning for their school year when the flooding occurred,” […]

Cargill to fill AgriLife Extension agent position in Throckmorton County

THROCKMORTON – Kloey Cargill of Oklahoma City has accepted the position of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent in Throckmorton County. Her first day is Oct. 17. She will spend the next month in Baylor County training in the First Step program before starting in Throckmorton County full time. “We look […]

New rules prompt AgriLife Extension schools for youth wool, mohair judging coaches

SAN ANGELO – New rules and processes pertaining to 4-H and FFA youth wool and mohair judging contests have prompted the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to set two orientation schools in December. The schools, with the same curriculum, will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7 and Dec. 12 at the Texas A&M […]

Bexar County 4-H’ers pick up ‘STEAM’ heading into fall classes

SAN ANTONIO — Recent 4-H summer programs in Bexar County helped minority and at-risk students gain life skills and expand their horizons as they began a new school year this fall, said Dr. Melinda Garcia, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist in Bexar County. “This summer we offered a variety of summer programming, […]

Athletic coach hired as new AgriLife Extension 4-H agent in Wichita County

WICHITA FALLS – Donny Gray may have spent years as a football coach, but he doesn’t expect to have a difficult time transitioning to his new position as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H youth development agent in Wichita County. “We are pleased to have Donny,” said Miles Dabovich, AgriLife Extension district administrator in […]