Jessica Theimer selected as a Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year

COLLEGE STATION – Jessica Theimer, the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service coordinator for the Dinner Tonight! program, has been selected as a Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year by the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Theimer is a licensed and registered dietitian and member of the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. According […]

Balancing life will be focus of March 4 webinar for military caregivers

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andy Crocker, 806-677-5600, abcrocker@ag.tamu.edu Rachel Brauner, 979-845-1553, rbrauner@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The next military caregiving professional development webinar  titled “Working to Balance Life” will be conducted at 10 a.m. March 4. This is one of the monthly webinars offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s  Military Program to […]

Child Abuse Summit will take place April 9 at Uvalde County Fairplex

UVALDE — Methodist Healthcare Ministries, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Department of State Health Services will hold a Child Abuse Summit from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 9 at the Uvalde County FairPlex. The fairplex is located at 2319 W. Main Street in Uvalde. Those involved in child-abuse prevention, such as social […]

Local food training set for April 16 on Texas A&M campus

Focus on cottage foods, organic certification and publications Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: John W. Smith, 979-845-2761, jwsmith@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A “Production, Marketing and Sales of Local Food” training will be held April 16 in the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM `56 Equine Complex at Texas A&M University in College Station. The event is […]

Cottage food program slated for March 28 in Nacogdoches

NACOGDOCHES – A “Cottage Food Business Workshop” will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 28 in Nacogdoches. Julie Prouse, the AgriLife Extension assistant in nutrition and food science, College Station, said the workshop will be held at the AgriLife Extension office in Nacogdoches County, 203 W. Main […]

Backyard Basics Expo March 28 to offer back-to-basics instruction, demonstrations

SAN ANTONIO — The Backyard Basics Exposition March 28 in San Antonio will provide information, educational opportunities and hands-on demonstrations related to producing, preparing and preserving homegrown and homemade foods, said coordinators. The expo, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will take place from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the at the Madison High […]

Creative sausage workshop attracts interests from all over Texas

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – From deer hunting enthusiasts to small grocery operators, there was wide interest in a workshop devoted to sausage making held recently at Texas A&M University in College Station. The workshop was hosted by the department of animal science at Texas A&M. Attendees went home with a wealth […]

Camp Brisket draws all walks of life to learn finer points of Texas’ most popular cut for barbecue

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – From doctors and computer information technologists to restaurant owners, 2015 Camp Brisket participants learned the finer points of cooking one of the most popular barbecue cuts found throughout Texas. Dr. Jeff Savell, distinguished professor in the department of animal science  at Texas A&M University, led the camp […]

Webinar Jan. 14 to offer insight on Medicaid for military families

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andy Crocker, 806-677-5600, abcrocker@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Military Program in College Station will offer a webinar on Medicaid and military families on Jan. 14, according to Andy Crocker, AgriLife Extension gerontology and health program specialist in Amarillo. The monthly military caregiving professional development webinar, […]

Kellner earns AgriLife Extension Superior Service award for program specialist

COLLEGE STATION –  Bev Kellner, program manager of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Passenger Safety Project, has received a Superior Service Award in the agency’s program specialist category. The award recognizes AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance in education or to the agency. The award was presented Jan. 6 during the […]