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 […]

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 […]