Texas 4-H youth selected to represent state at National 4-H Conference

Conference will be April 11-16 in Washington, D.C. COLLEGE STATION – The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, headquartered in College Station, has chosen 18 youth delegates to attend the National 4-H Conference April 11-16 in Washington, D.C. The event will be at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center […]

AgriLife Extension offers 4-H shooting sports training for volunteers

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Charlene Belew, 432-336-8585, c-belew@tamu.edu   FORT STOCKTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a 4-H Shooting Sports Coach Training for 4-H volunteers beginning at 9 a.m. March 7 and ending at noon March 8 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Center in Fort Stockton. […]

New Texas Hill Country mill to provide ‘grist’ for future scientists

Educational collaborations will include virtual science project with Texas 4-H JOHNSON CITY – Have you ever wanted to visit a mill? In the case of the soon-to-be-opened facility in Johnson City, it’s not a mill that produces steel, grain or cloth. This particular mill was built specifically to produce youth interest in science, technology, engineering […]

AgriLife Extension modules help students learn about nature

SAN ANTONIO — If your child’s response to the old joke, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” is “What’s a chicken?” then he or she would benefit from educational modules available from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, according to Nora Tapia, the agency’s youth outreach coordinator for Bexar County. Tapia said the modules […]

Blackland Income Growth awards 11 scholarships during 2015 conference

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu WACO – Scholarships were recently awarded to outstanding 4-H members at the 2015 Blackland Income Growth Conference held at the Extraco Events Center in Waco. The scholarships were presented during the conference luncheon that featured Dr. Rudy Tarpley, head of the agricultural and consumer sciences department at Tarleton State University. The […]

Texas Brigades youth camps begin summer registration 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 has begun for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Texas Brigades summer wildlife leadership camps, said Dr. Dale Rollins, the camps’ coordinator. “This summer marks 23 years that the camps have been honing young leaders […]

Allen earns AgriLife Extension Superior Service award for county agent

COLLEGE STATION – Michelle Allen, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for family and consumer sciences in Austin County, has received a Superior Service Award in the county agent category from the agency. Superior Service Awards recognize AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance in AgriLife Extension education or other outstanding service […]

Ferguson earns AgriLife Extension Superior Service award for office support

COLLEGE STATION –  Sue Ferguson, lead office assistant at the Texas 4-H Youth Development headquarters in College Station, has received a Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service Superior Service Award in the agency’s office support category. Superior Service Awards recognize AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance to the organization and to Texans. […]

‘Take a Stand’ program stands up to bullies

COLUMBUS, Texas – Studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association show that nearly one-third of all U.S. public school students reported that they experienced bullying, either as a target or a perpetrator. “Bullying is a huge issue among our youth, and it can leave ‘scars’ that many victims carry with them for a […]

AgriLife Extension Brazos County office showcases programs to elected officials

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRYAN – Highlights in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H and youth development, and community economic development were showcased at the recent 2014 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Brazos County Interpretation Luncheon for Elected Officials. The event, attended by Brazos County officials as well as representatives from […]