New AgriLife Extension agent named in Oldham County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Chelsey Eicke, 806-267-2692, Chelsey.tillman@ag.tamu.edu VEGA – Chelsey Eicke may have deep roots planted in agriculture, but her heart is with   another part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s educational outreach. Eicke has been hired as the new family and consumer sciences agent for Oldham County. She began July […]

Improving resiliency, sustainability in urban communities

Grant to AgriLife Extension helping at-risk youth in Bexar, Harris counties   SAN ANTONIO — A five-year year, $670,000 grant from the Children, Youth and Families At-Risk, or CYFAR, program is helping improve the lives of young people and their families in low-income, inner-city communities in Bexar and Harris counties. “CYFAR supports comprehensive, community-based programs […]

AgriLife Extension’s Medina County 4-H team nabs national wool judging honors

National FFA winner is Seminole FFA Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Pascual Hernandez, 325-387-3101, p-hernandez@tamu.edu SONORA – The Medina County 4-H senior wool judging team took top honors for their efforts in winning the 55th annual National 4-H Wool Judging Contest held in Sonora. The contest and its sister event, the 15th annual National […]

Teenage aspiring veterinarians receive hands-on training at Texas A&M

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Joe Mask, 979-845-4353, joe.mask@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A group of aspiring teenage veterinarians received hands-on training recently during the Texas 4-H Veterinary Science Camp at the O.D. Butler Jr. Animal Science Center in College Station. The event coincided with Texas 4-H Roundup week. Experts from the Texas A&M […]

4-H member gives over $4,000 to military assistance organizations

Nine-year-old donates auction proceeds to Operation Homefront, Wounded Warrior Project PARIS, Texas – Taylor Bass, a 9-year-old from Paris, Texas, recently presented $3,220 to Operation Homefront from proceeds she received from the sale of two goats she raised as part of her 4-H activities. The 4-H’er also donated another $1,000 of those proceeds to the […]

Sonora readies for 78th Annual Wool and Mohair Show slated for June 16-18

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Pascual Hernandez, 325-387-3101, p-hernandez@tamu.edu   SONORA – The 78th Annual Wool and Mohair Show, held in conjunction with the 55th National 4-H Wool Judging, the 15th FFA Wool Judging contests and a plethora of other ranch-related youth judging competitions, is set for June 16-18 in the Sutton County […]

AgriLife Extension 4-H agent hired for Randall County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andrew Moritz, 806-468-5543, Andrew.moritz@ag.tamu.edu CANYON – Andrew Moritz has returned to his native state in his position as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H youth development agent for Randall County. He began May 14. “We are excited to have Andrew join our AgriLife Extension team in Randall […]

AgriLife Extension agent not new to Potter County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Lizabeth Gresham, 373-0713, lizabeth.gresham@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – After two years of serving Potter County as the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program family and consumer sciences agent, Lizabeth Gresham will take on the same position with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for the county, according to an AgriLife […]

4-H Day at the Capitol an ‘eye-opening’ event for 300 Texas 4-H’ers

AUSTIN — “The whole day was a great experience, and being able to meet the governor was a real surprise,” said Stoker Williams, 18, of Arp, the Texas 4-H Council president, referring to his recent visit to Austin for the 4-H Day at the Capitol event. Williams presented Gov. Greg Abbott with a 4-H Day […]

AgriLife Extension hires new family and consumer sciences agent in Ochiltree County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Amy Griffin, 806-435-4501, amy.griffin@ag.tamu.edu PERRYTON – Amy Griffin has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Ochiltree County, according to Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. Griffin, of Cedar Lane, began March 23 and will spend the first […]