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 […]

AgriLife Extension’s Tom Green County 4-H team wins national 4-H wool judging contest

SONORA – The Tom Green County 4-H wool judging team nabbed the top spot to win the 56th annual National 4-H Wool Judging Contest held recently in Sonora.   The contest and its sister event, the 16th annual National FFA Wool Judging Contest, capped off three days of youth activities held in conjunction with the […]

4-H veterinary camp provides hands-on training to aspiring youth

COLLEGE STATION – Aspiring youth wanting to enter the veterinary animal health profession recently received week-long training that included hands-on demonstrations with beef cattle and horses, plus tours of the Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in College Station. The event coincided with Texas 4-H Roundup week. Upon completion of the week-long […]

4-H’ers statewide join effort to raise money for Eli’s Fund

COLLEGE STATION – As part of Texas 4-H Statewide Community Service Project, 4-H members from throughout the state are rallying behind an effort to raise money to benefit active and retired military personnel and military dogs. “Each year, Texas 4-H Council selects a charitable organization to support and encourages all 4-H programs across the state […]