Georgetown 4-H team advances to national model rocketry finals

4-H Trail Blazers will travel to Washington D.C. for Team America Rocketry Challenge By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Mark Janecka, wajsaj86@gmail.com GEORGETOWN — Members from the Georgetown 4-H Trail Blazers have qualified to compete in the national finals of the 14th annual Team America Rocketry Challenge. The team of Mark Janecka, Joshua Thayer and […]

4-H Project Leaders Academy to be held May 21 at St. John Berchman’s in San Antonio

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-8459-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Natalie Cervantes, 210-631-0400, ntcervantes@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO — Prospective and enrolled 4-H project leaders are invited to attend the Project Leaders Academy May 21 for an in-depth look and training on 4-H programs in Bexar County, said coordinators. The academy will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. […]

Texas 4-H center offers variety of summer camps for youth of all ages, interests

By: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Jenny Wilder, 325-784-5482, Jenny.Wilder@ag.tamu.edu BROWNWOOD — The Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood has released its 2016 summer program schedule. The center, which is owned by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is at 5600 Farm-to-Market Road 3021 near Brownwood. It is located on 78 acres on the western […]

Texas Brigades registration deadline looms

  March 15 is cutoff for popular youth camps Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Aimee Carrasco, 855-892-7447, aimeeramiro@live.com Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, d-rollins@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The March 15 registration deadline for the Texas Brigades wildlife leadership camps conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is fast approaching, said Dr. Dale Rollins, AgriLife […]

Juntos 4-H brings people, resources together to assist Latino youth in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Imagine a program that brings together students, teachers, school administrators, universities, a Fortune 100 company and the nation’s largest youth organization to help Latino youth stay in school and succeed in academics – and life. That program is Juntos 4-H, a partnership of New York Life and the National 4-H Council that […]

GLOBE program provides national, international experiences for 4-H youth

Activities aim to open youth’s eyes to hunger, poverty and humanitarian action COLLEGE STATION — Texas 4-H has announced a new international program, Global Leadership Opportunities Beyond Education, or GLOBE, a comprehensive two-tiered citizenship and leadership program for 4-H members in grades 6-12. “The program is designed to engage intermediate and senior 4-H youth to […]

Superior Service Award presented to Janna Smith from Dickens County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Janna Smith, 806-623-5552, jsmith@ag.tamu.edu BRYAN – Janna Smith, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office manager in Dickens County, has received the Superior Service Award in the office support-county category from the agency. Superior Service Awards recognize AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance in AgriLife Extension […]

New AgriLife Extension agriculture agent begins in Stephens County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Justin Givens, 254-559-2313, Justin.givens@ag.tamu.edu BRECKENRIDGE – Justin Givens of Wichita Falls has been hired as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Stephens County. He began Jan. 4. “We are excited to have Justin joining the District 3 AgriLife Extension team,” said Miles Dabovich, […]

AgriLife Extension sets 4-H livestock, showmanship/feeding clinic Dec. 19 in Lubbock

  Event to be led by 4-H Livestock Ambassadors 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 has set the District 2 Livestock Ambassadors Steer, Swine, Lamb and Goat Showmanship/Feeding Clinic for Dec. 19 at the Texas Tech Arena in Lubbock. Robert Scott, AgriLife Extension […]

Bug Banquet makes a unique culinary experience

‘Entomophagy’ not just a buggy idea among survivalists SAN ANTONIO – An Australian man made national news recently and was dubbed “Ant Man” after surviving for almost a week in the unforgiving outback by eating ants – something he had seen survival expert Bear Grylls do on television. While such a tale is unusual, entomophagy […]