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 […]

Smartt named new state AgriLife Extension sheep and goat assistant

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Frank Craddock, 325-653-4576, f-craddock@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Joshua Smartt became the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state sheep and goat assistant effective Jan. 21. Smartt is headquartered at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo. He will work primarily with 4-H sheep and […]

Dr. Buddy Faries receives Vice Chancellor’s Award for Extension Education

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Floron “Buddy” Faries, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program leader for veterinary medicine in College Station, has been presented a Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence in the Extension Education category. Established in 1980, the Vice Chancellor’s Award recognizes the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and […]

Ragland receives double award recognition from Texas A&M AgriLife

AgriLife agent awarded both Superior Service and Vice Chancellor awards CANYON – Dr. J.D. Ragland, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Randall County, has received the agency’s Superior Service Award for County Extension Agents and the Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for County Agent. The awards were presented Jan. […]

Randall County Dream Team receives AgriLife Extension Superior Service Award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. J.D. Ragland, 806468-5543, j-ragland@tamu.edu CANYON – The Randall County Dream Team Program has received the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Superior Service Award for Diversity. The award was presented Jan. 8 during the agency’s Centennial Conference in College Station. Recognized with the Randall County Dream Team Program were: […]

AgriLife Extension hires Sanders for Armstrong County agent position

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dustin Sanders, 806-226-3021, dustin.sanders@ag.tamu.edu CLAUDE – Dustin Sanders, a native of Claude, has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Armstrong County, effective Jan. 6, according Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. Sanders will spend January participating in […]

Eat4-Health helps South Texas students eat, play healthy

HARLINGEN —  Roxanna Salinas was stunned when a third-grader told her he had never tasted a carrot. The youngster’s admission came during the 2013 Eat4-Health, a recent week-long program that taught healthy eating and activity habits to students at Dr. Hesiquio Rodriguez Elementary School in Harlingen. Salinas, the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program’s […]

AgriLife Extension sets 4-H livestock, showmanship clinic Dec. 21 in Lubbock

4-H Livestock Ambassadors to lead event 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. 21 at the Texas Tech Arena in Lubbock. Admission is free to […]